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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2007, 10:29:43 PM »
The ratio number is the proportion of ring teeth to worm teeth and that is only part of the story. You have to figure the diameter of the post too. The smaller the post the less string is wound with each revolution of the tuner key. A much more meaningful number would be if the tuner makers would give us the inches pulled for each revolution but they don't. Sperzel tuners pull as little as any one out there don't be fooled by meaningless specs.[;)]

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007, 05:38:54 AM »
i love my sperzels but the best tuners I've used in terms of accuracy and fine tuning are gotohs. I don't have the luxury of just locking the string and turning, but they work very nicely.
 

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Offline 791979

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2007, 06:41:00 AM »
The Sperzels on my Fly are great.  But I had some on a new high end guitar that seemed rough, maybe I was unlucky but I reckon the quality has varied over the years.

Alex is quite right about the post size, I know a clever chap who did the calculations and the Sperzels worked out as the equivalent to 18:1

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Offline PRC

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 05:41:45 AM »
I luuuv Spertzel;)
 

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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008, 05:05:53 PM »
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Originally posted by bembamboo

Two things, parker sperzels scare me a little in that using bigger gauge strings, the lock sticks out a long way as a result and looks like it could easily bend.  Also, steinberger/lsr tuners I have wanted for a long time, and I love early steinbergers but for their weight (even thinkin about trying the new "baritone" hardtail with lsr tuners and emg p/u).  Am thinking however, you'd be locked into heavier strings due to the 28" scale which is the antithesis of using a hard tail to keep your bends in tune.  And I don't think I could ever go back to a heavy guitar.  Any thoughts?



Don't put Steinberger/LSR tuners on a Parker...
http://forums.parkerguitars.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6571
Yes, I tried it, and it was a failure.  You have to go pretty far into the thread to get there, but there's a blow-by-blow.  Looking at the pictures though, once again I really wished this had worked. [:0][;)][V]

(It's kinda fun to look back at the thread and reflect on our frequent visits from our multiple-personality troll... [:p])

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