I know guitarists who are far better than me and who take their strings to a shop to have them changed.robin loops wrote:Yeah, changing tuners isn't like changing strings.
I did a similar search a little over a year ago for my 1968 1A, but I wound up selling it before I made any changes. As others have pointed out, the first thing you should do is check the roller spacing with an accurate metric ruler (measure from center to center of adjacent roller screws). Most aftermarket machines these days are 35mm, but many of the older Fustero machines on the Ramirez 1As are 36mm. If that's the case, your selection will be limited and hard to find. The "lyre" style baseplate is the traditional style for Ramirez of this vintage, and you can get decent sets from Gotoh or Schaller (but 35mm spacing). Gotoh used to make a 36mm set, but I'm not sure if those are readily available anymore.guitardude127 wrote:I have a worn out 1974 Ramirez 1a. I really should part with the guitar and buy a more modern instrument, but I love the guitar so much and have such sentimental attachment to it....
Anyway, the original tuners are worn pretty bad and really need to be replaced. If you were to replace the original tuners, what would you put on that would remain true to the style, and would function well, but wouldn't necessarily break the bank?
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