I received 2 sets of the Grip- Lock tuners for Christmas (I have the best in-laws ever) one for a Tele and the other for a Gretsch G5622T. The post on the set for the Gretsch were too short , so I reached out to Hipshot to see if there was anything that could be done. Jason and Kathy were awesome! That had me taken care of with no trouble. The tuners are 10mm and the factory holes on the Gretsch are 8mm. I used a wood reamer to enlarge the backside just enough to accommodate the new tuners, but still allow for the originals to be re-installed(why?). The tuners are amazing so easy to install and stability with the Bigsby is greatly improved. Looking forward to getting the other set installed on the Tele. Hipshot makes great product, I have a Tremsetter that is probably 20 years old and still works great!
This product is simply magic. Installation was easy thanks to the nice instructions in the box. I had Gibson deluxe tuners before these and they kept going out of tune, but with the hipshot tuners, 5 minutes after installation it works better than anything I have ever played. This is a must have for anyone without Floyd rose, changing strings is 10 times faster and easier, and the tuning stability is outstanding!
My 61 SG reissue was in need of some upgraded hardware after over a decade with the stock Kluson's. Needless to way these transformed the way it played and the way it looks. It turned my 61 reissue into what looks like a Gibson custom shop and I couldn't be happier with how well and long they hold a tune. Best upgrade I've done to any guitar I own.
I purchase an inexpensive Aria guitar to fix up. All my friends said "fixing this guitar is like putting lipstick on a pig" guess what with a bone nut & saddle, Lute Hole soundhole cover & Holey guitar strap, the best guitar parts are these Hipshot tuners. This guitar now sounds like a Martin D28. Thank you Hipshot for making such a superb products.
My Son and I installed these tuners on his Ibanez guitar. The Universal Mounting Plate worked awesome!! I will say the Ibanez tuning peg holes are 5/16" Dia. These tuners requires a hole just a little bit bigger than 3/8" Dia. We carefully used drill bits to widen out the hole one size at a time until we reached 3/8". From there, we used a dowel rod and 150 grit sand paper to finish the hole to a perfect snug fit. Other than the little extra work at increasing the tuning hole size, the installation was a breeze! I am very impressed with these tuners. The quality of craftsmanship is amazing! Thanks Hipshot!!