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Thread #156010   Message #3675406
Posted By: Backwoodsman
07-Nov-14 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: machine heads - any opinions?
Subject: RE: machine heads - any opinions?
I've put Waverlys on my Martins, they are in a different universe - excellent quality, precise, and no backlash in the gears. Excellent tuners. Not cheap but even the best guitar in the world sounds shit if it won't get in and stay in tune.

Avalons are a kinda 'Lowden-Wannabe' aren't they? My Lowden has Gotohs which are absolutely fine, easy-turning and 18-1 gearing, but it looks as though they're using Schaller M6's on the Lowden standard range now. Can't comment on those, but I think you can take it as read that GL wouldn't be using shitty tuners on his superb guitars.