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tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (Frogman47) » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:59 pm

Does anyone know the tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325 C 64 I'm looking to replace the Vintage Repro tuners with kluson locking
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (scott_s) » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:14 pm

Are they rebranded Kluson Deluxes? https://www.kluson.com/kluson-3-per-sid ... tails.html Those would be 15:1, up from the 12:1 of the originals.

I couldn't tell you the ratio of any of my tuners, I just turn them until I'm up to pitch. :lol:
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (Frogman47) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:08 am

Thanks so much buddy
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:09 am

Can you simply turn them and see? Not trying to be a smarty pants, but I think it really is this simple. Count the number of times you have to turn the knob to get one full rotation.
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (Tommy) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:12 pm

jdogric12 wrote:Can you simply turn them and see? Not trying to be a smarty pants, but I think it really is this simple. Count the number of times you have to turn the knob to get one full rotation.


I never really understood tuning ratios. Oh, yes, an 18-1 ratio would be better than a 12-1 ratio...more control over the increments. I understand that.

But the idea that how many times you have to turn the tuning key’s button for the string post to make one full revolution makes no sense to me. Heck, why can't I really give my wrist a good workout and turn an 18-1 ratio peg in just four turns? There is no exact measurement for a turn, so how can a peg be advertised as 18 turns to make the peg achieve one full rotation?
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (maxwell) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:34 pm

18 turns using one of these would be easy:

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Dunlop/Roa ... -Winder.gc

Count the number of full 360-degree turns of the key/crank to cause the peg to rotate one full 360-degree turn.
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:00 pm

Tommy wrote:But the idea that how many times you have to turn the tuning key’s button for the string post to make one full revolution makes no sense to me.


I don't understand what you mean. Turn the peg 18 (or 14, etc) times, you get 1 rotation of the post. Am I misunderstanding what you're saying?
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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (jps) » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:41 pm

Tommy wrote:But the idea that how many times you have to turn the tuning key’s button for the string post to make one full revolution makes no sense to me. Heck, why can't I really give my wrist a good workout and turn an 18-1 ratio peg in just four turns? There is no exact measurement for a turn, so how can a peg be advertised as 18 turns to make the peg achieve one full rotation?

Perhaps, we need to get back to basics. :wink:

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Re: tuning ratio of the Rickenbacker 325C64

Postby (Tommy) » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:16 am

maxwell wrote:Count the number of full 360-degree turns of the key/crank to cause the peg to rotate one full 360-degree turn.

That's it -- a COMPLETE 360 degree turn on the key.

That's never made clear. It's always number of turns on the key to get the post to make one full rotation. Well what exactly constitutes a turn on the key? You've given the simple answer - a full 360 degree turn equals one turn on the key. Thanks.
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