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Are these a drop in replacement for Epiphone Custom and or Muse models, or would I have to drill? I love the antique shape and nickel finish combo but don't want to drill on my guitar, it's still too new.
 

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Are these a drop in replacement for Epiphone Custom and or Muse models, or would I have to drill? I love the antique shape and nickel finish combo but don't want to drill on my guitar, it's still too new.
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I got sidetracked by the "antique shape" and thought you were talking about Klusons.

Gibson Moderns are Grovers - those drop in fine.
 
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Are these a drop in replacement for Epiphone Custom and or Muse models, or would I have to drill? I love the antique shape and nickel finish combo but don't want to drill on my guitar, it's still too new.
FYI, if all you want is the buttons to be Keystone style, Hipshot and Amazon have those available for a few dollars.

I swapped mine with Gotohs to get the same result (same dimensions for the mounting hole as Grovers).

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Are these a drop in replacement for Epiphone Custom and or Muse models, or would I have to drill? I love the antique shape and nickel finish combo but don't want to drill on my guitar, it's still too new.
Which tuners do you currently have on your guitar?
Got any pic of the back of the headstock? If you have Grover tuners, the company sells compatible knobs so you could possibly change just the buttons if you like the rest of the tuners. I think Hipshot offers compatible buttons as well, but check first, don't quote me on that.

What do you call "antique shape"? Got any pic?
 
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Which tuners do you currently have on your guitar?
Got any pic of the back of the headstock? If you have Grover tuners, the company sells compatible knobs so you could possibly change just the buttons if you like the rest of the tuners. I think Hipshot offers compatible buttons as well, but check first, don't quote me on that.

What do you call "antique shape"? Got any pic?
I believe it's actually "keystone" that I'm calling antique, I'm dumb like that LOL.
 

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Tone Ninja also has a good selection in White, ebony and rosewood :
https://sporthitech.com/products/to...-6-fits-most-hipshot-grover-and-fender-tuners
Lol I like how they're like "Sport Hitech - Yes it's a music store..." (maybe shouldn't have named themselves a sports store to begin with?? :rofl: )

Thanks for this. Never heard of Tone Ninja, but the products look like it's the same stuff that they put on LTDs and Schecters (my guess is its likely the same Korean maker that does the Wilkinson and the MIK Hipshot stuff). Now I have one more option when looking for parts!
 

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Yes, indeed, funny name! 😀
They have a good online reputation and provide a good selection with interesting brands such as Hipshot, Grover and Tone Ninja.
 

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Yes, indeed, funny name! 😀
They have a good online reputation and provide a good selection with interesting brands such as Hipshot, Grover and Tone Ninja.
Eh... I've used Sport HiTech a bunch, but I really went through it trying to get a set of staggered Hipshot lockers off them.

Even after returning a non-staggered set that they (I'm being generous) mistakenly sent out in a mislabeled box and asking them to check the next ones BEFORE sending them out I had to return two more sets before switching vendors on that project. They cost me way too much time and rep for that BS.
 

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Sorry to hear that. Avoid them, then.
I don't like badmouthing a vendor unnecessarily, and the situation may have improved in the last year, all I can offer is my experience.

I haven't taken on any projects where I've used them in the last few months and things may have improved. If the price was right, and it wasn't time-critical I might well give them another shot, but that incident was enough to throw me off for a while.

As always, Your Mileage May Vary.
 


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