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Thread #156010 Message #3675320
Posted By: Musket
07-Nov-14 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: machine heads - any opinions?
Subject: RE: machine heads - any opinions?
Grover certainly make the widest range of quality machine heads. Checking their website should yield more than one design that may even fit your original screw holes, causing no extra holes.
Discussions coming out of your ears on guitar chat sites on the subject but for me, I see no real difference between open and enclosed gearing, I can't really accept many of the arguments for single versus set of three on a frame and shape of peg post helps centre the string when putting it on if it is convex.
No.. If you have tuning problems, just ensure whatever you buy, that there are screws on the ends for you to adjust the tightness. If your present ones are adjustable, bugger about with them before shelling out.
As they are the other side of the nut, they have no discernible effect on the sound so long as they don't slip or rattle and mechanically are so simple it isn't rocket science to change or adjust them so long as they can be adjusted...
One or two have a lower screw ratio. Makes for finer tuning in theory but note that the manufacturers of the top end of the market don't bother.