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D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line Gold 

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These precision-designed tuning machine with built-in hardened steel string cutters and individual string clamps are real time-savers. The patent-pen...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Precision tuners with built-in string cutters!

These precision-designed tuning machine with built-in hardened steel string cutters and individual string clamps are real time-savers. The patent-pending design cuts excess string while you tune, eliminating the need for extra tools. Individual string clamp securely holds string in tuner, so there is no need for multiple wraps around the tuning post. Rugged die-cast outer casing houses precision-machined 18:1 bevel and worm gears, providing smooth, exact tuning, while virtually eliminating backlash and slippage. The string clamp and cutting mechanism makes the chore of restringing a snap.

FEATURES
  • Precision-designed tuning machine
  • Built-in hardened steel string cutters
  • Cuts excess string while you tune
  • Eliminates the need for extra tools
  • Individual string clamp securely holds string in tuner
  • Rugged die-cast outer casing houses precision machined 18:1 bevel and worm gears for smooth, exact tuning

Saves time and makes changing your strings a breeze. Order today.

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D'Addario Planet WavesAuto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line
 
4.0

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

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    (4)

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    (3)

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    (9)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    here's the deal

    I got these from MF and had the same problem others reported. The E and B strings would not clamp. I called, they gladly sent another set, same problem. This time I...Read complete review

    I got these from MF and had the same problem others reported. The E and B strings would not clamp. I called, they gladly sent another set, same problem. This time I called the support # on planet waves website. The rep told me they had bad tolerances on some of the sets that went out. He took my address and sent me two new locks. These work just fine (I use .009 gauge strings). I suggest anyone that buys these to mount them, then pull the strings through but leave plenty of slack. Lock them down short of where you normally would and pull on them, if the string slips you need to call them if not you're good. Once I got the right clamps they work great. They fit perfectly on my '78 Ibanez ST300 and they make it look new. I love the black posts.

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    Don't Hold When Stretching When Tuning

    I have used these tuners for years, and they do work well, and hold tune very well "only" after being "extremely" careful when stretching the strings during tuning. ...Read complete review

    I have used these tuners for years, and they do work well, and hold tune very well "only" after being "extremely" careful when stretching the strings during tuning. After getting the strings locked in, cut off and initially in tune, if you remotely try to stretch/bend the strings and then retune unless you hold the string around the 1st fret to help secure the string, it pops out "every" time. I just used the old hold it at the first fret all these years, but now I'm getting very aggrevated that I am ruining strings because they keep popping out and are useless when they are brand new strings. Sure they hold tune outstandingly after all the strings are all stretched out but getting to that point is about pointless with these things. Cheap stock tuners off a $100 guitar at least hold the strings while bending/stretching and if your gotta tune between songs, then tune between songs. It's easier than breaking the strings before they ever get in tune.

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    5.0

    The 3 on a side work better

    By Dangerous Dan

    from Central KY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

        I've bought 2 of these. I put a 3 on a side set on my Godin and they are amazing! Holds tune great! Work exactly like advertized. Way better than any other brand, and I've tried them all...
        I put a set of 6 in a line on a Mexican Strat ant they didn't hold tune quite as well, but still work as good as any other brand I've tried. I guess they've got some quality control issues at the factory...

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        5.0

        buy this

        By H Russell Sleight

        from Las Vegas

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Works Great Easy Install

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

          have them on 25 of my guitars

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          5.0

          GREAT TUNERS!

          By StudioCat46

          from Sebastopol, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

            I've installed these on a custom Strat project, and they're great!

            They lock the strings solidly, the auto-trim feature is unique and effective, and they stay in tune.

            Super-easy string replacement and impeccably smooth operation. All around, the best tuning machines out there, IMHO.

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            5.0

            best tuner's

            By H Russell Sleight

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

            Have 27 guitar's well over half have auto trim tuner's

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            5.0

            works great on my Jackson Stealth HX

            By Jim

            from Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy Strings May Not Cut

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

            the self cutting on the 6th string or .046 regular I use wire cutters because I know how much my old tuners take to break and as I tried to cut with the built in cutting I felt I was reaching that limit of breaking so I stopped.

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            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Don't Hold When Stretching When Tuning

            By Judgestone

            from Picayune, MS

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hold Tune Very Well

            Cons

            • Strings Pop Out

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

              I have used these tuners for years, and they do work well, and hold tune very well "only" after being "extremely" careful when stretching the strings during tuning. After getting the strings locked in, cut off and initially in tune, if you remotely try to stretch/bend the strings and then retune unless you hold the string around the 1st fret to help secure the string, it pops out "every" time. I just used the old hold it at the first fret all these years, but now I'm getting very aggrevated that I am ruining strings because they keep popping out and are useless when they are brand new strings. Sure they hold tune outstandingly after all the strings are all stretched out but getting to that point is about pointless with these things. Cheap stock tuners off a $100 guitar at least hold the strings while bending/stretching and if your gotta tune between songs, then tune between songs. It's easier than breaking the strings before they ever get in tune.

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              4.0

              4th set purchased

              By Brian

              from Palmerton, PA

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

                Easy string changes, great value.

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                5.0

                Works Great

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

                I recieved my tuners today in gold and black took me 20 mins to install and work perfect knock on wood I did not have the problems as some other people had with the e and b string not holding there holding tight and tune real easy l will be ordering 2 more sets for my other guitars good job planet wave

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line

                By RIck Marquis

                from Salem, OR

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

                I installed these tuners on my telecaster kit because the Gotoh tuners were cheap. I decided on these tuners as they are locking and also cut the string as you tighten up the string. Everything worked great on low E, A, D, and G strings But when I tried to string the B and High E string they would cut off ok but as soon as it cut the string would slip out of the tuner "Whang!" as it pulled out of the tuner. I tried three more strings, E and B, and the same thing happend. The strings are Fender 10 thru 48 gauge.Well, I re-installed the Gotoh tuners for the E and B strings to get the guitar playing again.Emailed Planet waves about the problem and have not heard back from them as of yet. This would be a very good product if the E and A strings would not slip out of the tuner. Don't know if I am going to trust them anymore.Just think, if you broke a string while on the bandstand you could replace it in 30 seconds with these tuners if they would work right.Rick

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                5.0

                Great Tuning Machines

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

                I bought my first set 3 years ago and once I figured out how they work and how well they work, I bought two more sets. I am building a Warmoth Strat and will definitely be using these tuners. They are built heavy, the pegs are tight and smooth. The trimmer is ingenious, hell invaluable.I hope all the "Bad" ones have been removed from stock. I highly recommend these to any and all.

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