Suhr :: View topic - Tuner and sound

Suhr Forum Index

Suhr
The Official Suhr Forum

www.Suhr.com

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 
 

 
 
 
Tuner and sound

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suhr Forum Index -> Suhr Guitar Talk
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
scuff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Posts: 11
Location: Montreal

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Tuner and sound Reply with quote

There was a discussion among a few guitar plyers i know on tuners and there effect on the sound of a guitar. Mostly that Les Pauls with Kluson tuners sounded better than Les Pauls with other tuners.
True?
How about on a strat type guitar? I see that on a Suhr there is an option on Kluson or Sperzel locking. Any difference in sound?

Thanks.

Pierre
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
killerburst



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 191

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an argument there. Vintage machines are relatively low-mass compared to most modern types. Adding mass to the headstock definitely changes a guitar's sound. Better or worse is subjective, and probably unpredictable as to whether or not you'd like the change.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
juggernaut



Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Posts: 27

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent question, I was wondering about this myself. I think PRS went to low mass tuners for this reason. Killerburst, you make a good point, it is subjective.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
joe1962



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 33

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my ear guitars with vintage tuners seem to have more overtones and guitars with heavy tuners have more of the fundamental. I've noticed this on Les Pauls that had the tuners changed and with Strats that had klusons that were changed to heavier tuners. I also put one of the upgrade kits on my 91 PRS a few years back with similar results. Others may hear it differently though. For the record I prefer the vintage style tuners for tone and the way they make the guitar balance, but I don't really have a problem with Grovers, Schallers, etc. either.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Donnie B.



Joined: 11 Feb 2005
Posts: 27

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it comes down to what tone you're after. I put grovers on my les paul to improve the girth a bit with the added mass on the headstock - Page and Perry are two proponents of doing this too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suhr Forum Index -> Suhr Guitar Talk All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB ©