So I in my small and humble arsenal of six electric guitars, I have but one whose tuning stability goes straight into the dumper with, oftentimes, a single muscular bend on the G string. And that string goes out of tune almost in proportion to the size of the bend.
Gee... Wonder which uniquely annoying but otherwise totally frickin awesome guitar that could be?
Seriously. I adore this guitar, and was lucky to get it, especially at the price that I did (although, like a great many Gibsons they're a bit too expensive to start with, though Specials, even special Specials like this one, are the lighter offenders in this category.. yes, off-Fender derrr).. but I really gotta get some new tuners, probably lockers installed on it to solve this nagging problem once and for all.
I have obvious contenders, but wonder if anyone would like to chime in and recommend a good replacement that they've used on their own Les Paul. This has the traditional old school button Kluson Deluxe tuners that went on the original Juniors and Specials.