Ok, so not really tuners ((like Boss and Snark and Peterson) so much as tuning machines or tuning heads or whatever you want to call them. Those things that your strings attach to on the north side of the nut. Saw a couple of comments in another thread that made me wonder. What kind of tuners do you prefer? Or do you have a preference? And btw, my poll is totally not biased. Personally, my fave are the vintage style Fender tuners. The ones that you poke the tip of the string into the middle of the post and then wind away. Oddly enough, although I've talked about putting locking tuners on a couple of guitars, I don't have a single guitar that has them on it. In fact, when I spec-ed out my ADE Strat in Corona, I chose vintage style tuners over locking tuners. I just really like them. If they made those for a non-Fender headstock, I'd put them on all my guitars if I could. I'd argue that they're almost as fast to change as a locking tuner. Cut the string to length, insert string end, bend, wind like mad. I can have the strings on my Strat changed in 5 minutes. So what kind do you prefer and why? Do you go for aesthetic or function Do you like a particular brand? I know there are several big names (Grover, Schaller, Ping, etc) but I couldn't tell you the difference in any of them. Do you like OEM or after market? I've seen where those Ratio tuners have been getting a lot of good press the last year. So let's start a discussion on tuning machines. Which ones do you like (or dislike) and what's so good about them?