.strandberg* EGS Tuner parts and adjustments

The .strandberg* EGS tuners are designed for strength, durability and ease of use, but deeper knowledge about their composition is crucial to utilize their full potential, perform setup or troubleshoot problematic situations. 

In this article you will find detailed information about the tuner's parts and how to adjust them, as well as some details on previous revisions of the hardware.

If you're experiencing issues like screws that are hard to turn or strings breaking, please consult the troubleshooting guide found in this support page.

.strandberg* EGS Rev 7 Tuner Parts and Terminology

The latest revision of the EGS hardware, Rev 7, may look just like the previous version from a distance, but the “under-the-hood” updates are substantial in that they improve the hardware’s reliability, functionality, tonal character, and ease of maintenance while retaining backwards compatibility.

The new Rev 7 tuner features a self-locking mechanism that grips a new larger hex saddle so the bridge no longer has the M2 set screw on the side of the bridge that was tightened to keep the saddle from moving. The solid grip of the larger saddle by the bridge also allows for more vibrational energy of the strings to be transferred into the body, resulting in increased sustain and a bigger and punchier acoustic tone.

If you ever experience any issues with the tuners, please refer to the parts and terminology below when reaching out to us.

1. Tuning bolt (6mm hex) | 2. Plunger | 3. Teflon washer | 4. Plastic bearing | 5. Tuner housing | 6. Saddle screw (4mm socket) | 7. Tuner guide screw (0.9mm hex) | 8. Tuner mounting screw (0.9mm hex) | 9. Tuner baseplate

Assembly and Adjustments

If you need to disassemble the tuner, please follow the steps below. Do everything in reverse for reassembly.

  1. Tune the string down to slack and remove it.
  2. Remove the tuner from the single- or tremolo baseplate by releasing the tuner mounting screw.
  3. Fully unscrew the Tuning bolt and remove it from the Plunger together with the Teflon washer.
  4. Fully unscrew the Tuner guide screw, seated underneath the Tuner housing, and extract the Plunger and Bearing from the Tuner housing.
  5. The tuner is now fully disassembled.

The string is mounted through the tuner from the back. To tune the string, simply rotate the tuning bolt (1). For a step-by-step guide on how to change strings, see this support page.

To adjust the string height, tune down the string, remove it or lift it off the saddle screw (6). Turn the saddle screw to raise or lower it, either with a 4mm socket tool or our supplied multi tool. If the saddle screw is tight and hard to turn, loosening the tuner mounting screw (8) a little will loosen the tuner's grip on the screw.

To adjust the intonation, tune down the string and then loosen the tuner mounting screw. Move the tuner forward if the string is flat and backwards if the string is sharp. Retighten the mounting screw, tune up and check intonation again.

For more information about how to set up your guitar, see this support page.

Previous tuner versions

The .strandberg* EGS hardware has been revised a number of times. The previous Rev 5 tuners had a locking screw (0.9mm hex) to keep the saddle screws from rattling, and the saddle screw was adjusted with a flat head screw driver. Please contact our customer support if you need help with how to maintain or adjust your tuners.

If your tuners seems to not function as intended, please see this support page for reference and troubleshooting.

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