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D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side   

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The Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines automatically cut off excess string while you tune up your guitar. An individual string clamp holds the st...Read More

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Makes changing strings a breeze.

The Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines automatically cut off excess string while you tune up your guitar. An individual string clamp holds the string tightly in the tuner, so there's no need for multiple wraps around the tuning post. A precision 18:1 gear ratio provides smooth, exact tuning, while virtually eliminating backlash and slippage.

The rugged, die-cast outer casing houses precision 18:1 bevel and worm gears, a string clamp, and a hardened-steel wire cutter. Restringing has never been easier: simply insert the string, tighten the clamp, and tune up. The Auto-Trim Tuning Machine does the rest.

FEATURES
  • Automatically cuts off excess string while tuning
  • Individual string clamp holds the string tightly in the tuner eliminating multiple wraps around tuning post
  • Precision 18:1 gear ratio for smooth, exact tuning
  • No backlash or slippage
  • Rugged, die-cast outer casing
  • 18:1 bevel and worm gears
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D'Addario Planet WavesAuto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side
 
4.4

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Functional (24)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No substitute for good engineering

I can't think of any reason why anyone would want anything less on their beloved instrument. The string clamps make re-stringing easy and swift, the built-in trimmer works flawlessly, and the 18:1...Read complete review

I can't think of any reason why anyone would want anything less on their beloved instrument. The string clamps make re-stringing easy and swift, the built-in trimmer works flawlessly, and the 18:1 gear ratios make tuning effortless and accurate. What else could you possibly ask forr? Especially for the price, there's no reason not to switch these in for the stock tuners. You will not be disappointed.
Well-designed and functional, delivers on all of its claims, accurate tuning is a snap.
Installation is easy, but I've seen reviews where the original holes in the headstock were too small and had to be expanded. I would recommend a round file to expand the holes if necessary, don't drill them out. Work from both sides of the hole inwards to avoid chipping the wood or the finish on the headstock.

The good news is that if you are replacing Grovers, the holes should be large enough to do a somple swap. You will need the small screws from your old tuners to use with the new ones, and BE CAREFUL when tightening them as the heads may come off quite easily. I had no problem with this, but I've been doing this sort of thing for a long time. If you run into problems, don't be shy about taking it to an experienced tech.

Overall, the quality is excellent, and I expect years of flawless function. So far there is no issue with the finish (I got the gold ones), and as long as you avoid using pliers, there should be no future issues.
I have come to expect great things from Ned Steinberger, and I have never been disappointed. For less than the cost of other tuners, you can have something that is truly extraordinary in function. The tuners trim the ends of the string effortlessly, and accurate tuning is very easy due to 18:1 gear ratios. I replaced gold Grovers, and haven't looked back. Anyone want the Grovers?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good enough

they are smooth,good gear ratio, auto trim a neat function although tough to work with thick gauge strings, be careful the set screws are VERY cheap and will snap easily . standard 10mm ...Read complete review

they are smooth,good gear ratio, auto trim a neat function although tough to work with thick gauge strings, be careful the set screws are VERY cheap and will snap easily . standard 10mm hole size needed. plating seems a bit cheap, made in taiwan. i bought them because price was right and bottom set screw pretty much matched existing holes, other than that I would have got another brand thats made in USA

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5.0

Very nice and work great on my Gibson

By Chic

from Missouri

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

      Good price and excellent quility

       
      4.0

      Would buy again.

      By Roger and out.

      from Mesa Arizona

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

        The auto-trim works great, very satisfied. Would have given it 5 stars but had to do some drilling to make holes bigger to install machine heads.

         
        4.0

        These were easy to install and work perfectly.

        By Calo

        from Torrance, Ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

            These fit my PRS guitar. Easy to install and makes changing strings so easy.

             
            5.0

            Pretty cool, but there's a trick to it.

            By Juneau Jeeper

            from Juneau, AK.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                I bought these not realizing there is a "trick" to using them. The instructions say to pull the string tight and then clamp it down. Like some of the other reviewers here, I went through SEVERAL high "E" strings before I figured out DO NOT pull the string tight before clamping. The first string, being the smallest diameter, is more difficult to clamp but it can be done. Once I figured out the problem I have not had any more trouble. The other strings work fine and now, they all do. On another note, I'm not sure if this is really true or not, but to my ears it seems I have a better sound from my guitar. I play a Tak acoustic/electric six nights week, every week. These tuners are DEFINITELY easier to tune the guitar and they stay in tune better as well. Very smooth action and they're "puurdy." I like 'em!

                 
                5.0

                A must buy

                By Hellhound from Harleysville

                from Harleysville, PA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                  Keeps in tune well and makes changing strings so much faster

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect swap on Ovation MT37

                  By Comedie

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Finish

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                    Thought I'd try locking tuners on my Ovation, as I got to liking the stock ones on my Strat. Planet Waves looked from the pics to be a perfect fit for the rear set screws. And they were. So far after an hour or so of toying around, strings seem locked in, as no drops in tuning noted. Auto trimming function worked just fine on the 12-50 set of GHS White Bronze True Lights I strung on.
                    I bought the black set, and found the black finish on the nuts to be pretty easily scratched off. Black Sharpie covered that up for me. Could have wished for a durable black chrome, but the tuners were fairly cheap.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love these tuners

                    By Telemanblue Blue

                    from Spokane washington

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                        I have these tuners on five of my guitars and love them. After stretching your strings good these things stay in tune awesome!!

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        good enough

                        By pioneerofdisaster

                        from planet earth

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                        • very cheap set screws

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                          they are smooth,good gear ratio, auto trim a neat function although tough to work with thick gauge strings, be careful the set screws are VERY cheap and will snap easily . standard 10mm hole size needed. plating seems a bit cheap, made in taiwan. i bought them because price was right and bottom set screw pretty much matched existing holes, other than that I would have got another brand thats made in USA

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Well worth it!

                          By Returning Guitarist

                          from Philippines

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                            Got these tuning pegs and installed them to replace stock tuning pegs that wouldn't keep in tune.

                            Installation was a breeze and I didn't waste a string over the locking and trimming mechanism. Headstock now looks really neat. Tuning the strings was pure pleasure using these pegs.

                            Most importantly, the guitar stayed in tune overnight when I checked it this morning - something that never happened with stock tuning pegs.

                            I've also noted an improvement in sound.

                            This is money well-spent.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I want this product for all my instruments!

                            By Wayne the resoman

                            from Spartanburg SC

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines/3 Per Side:

                                I put these auto trims on my dobro & they are great! I think everyone should have them.

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