Les Paul Froum Member
- Aug 22, 2008
In the early days, people put Grovers in because the stock tuners were really bad in how they 'worked'. The new ones that come on Historics are very high quality, so this need is gone.
Sure, there are minor tone differeneces, but back in the day, IF the Vintage tuners worked as good as today's, most would of never changed them on LP-Standards, and there would be no need to copy their trend.
First of all, man let's see some more pics of that guitar. Smokin'!
I grew up seeing Grovers on Gibson headstocks(my dad's guitar, others around town, Jimmy etc.)and I like the way they work, so it's always Grovers for me. That said, I still have the Klusons on my R4, but that's just me being lazy.
But, you GOTTA get old ones!
They are small. Some Grovers had the big washers and some had the small. Not sure what year for which, but I've seen both sizes on old Grovers.
I like to think of them like areolas!:worm
I have a set of Grovers I lifted from a Guild S100 Polara that I used to own and in my case I'd have to drill out the peg holes in my 1993 Gibson Les Paul '56 Reissue Custom Shop, Goldtop But I am reluctant to do so. Should I or shouldn't I ?You don't need to drill out the holes to accommodate the Grovers on a Les Paul do you? I didn't have to on the SG.
Easy PeasyI used this reamer from guitar parts resource:
It's easy ,just ream from the back of the headstock slowly until enough clearance for the Grover's housing to fit .