Modern Schallers: TOO MANY MODELS!

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Post by Sirion » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Okay, so I am trying to find the closest parallel to the vintage Kramer tuners from Schaller. I can find three models of the M6 that should all retrofit Kramers nicely, but they seem to exist in three different lengths:

https://www.schaller-electronic.com/hp5 ... -mm-35.htm

https://www.schaller-electronic.com/hp5 ... -mm-36.htm

https://www.schaller-electronic.com/hp5 ... -mm-37.htm

Any experiences? Which one would be the best fit? I doubt it matters TOO much, but heck, we aren't into Kramers because we are pragmatic and unsentimental! :bananahead
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Post by kremark » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:59 pm

I saw no significant differences in the measurements under the technical drawing tab (Technische Zeichnung) of each one. Christian and Sergej either one can chime in.
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:51 am

kremark wrote:Christian and Sergej either one can chime in.
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JK. The tech drawings all show the 19.7 mm version. That explains why there´s no difference when you put them side by side shrug .

The number indicates the length of shaft from the underside of the headstock to the string-hole (is that even a correct word scratch_head ?).

Just measured two of my Imps with a caliper and both have the 23.7 mm version. I´d say the different heights are due to different headstock measures. Either way, you should be on the safe side with the 23.7 model.

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Post by _xxx_ » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:03 am

Not sure, but since they make them staggered, I guess those are the three sizes available. If you want to be sure they'll fit, just get the longest version.

If you have a thick headstock, the short one might be too short.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:07 am

_xxx_ wrote:... staggered ...
D'oh. Makes sense. Replacement tuners for the staggered sets. Didn´t think about the most simple explanation shrug .
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Post by Sirion » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Awesome, I knew I could count on you guys! Thanks a lot! :yourock
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:25 am

Sirion wrote:Awesome, I knew I could count on you guys! Thanks a lot! :yourock
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