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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.1

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (14)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

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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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't Hold When Stretching When Tuning

By Judgestone

from Picayune, MS

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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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    here's the deal

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    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.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line

    By RIck Marquis

    from Salem, OR

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    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

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    they just don't work

    By pjwassermann

    from Ibiza

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

    I put the auto-trims on my Fender Strat. Unfortunately the upper two strings slip although I turned the thumb screw very tightly. I can't even put them on, they just slip out of the hole. These tuning machines just don't work on the upper strings.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No problems in 5 years

    By Jeff

    from NJ

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

    I put these on a Warmoth guitar I built 5 years ago and after *many* dozens of string changes they still look, feel and perform just great. You do have to figure out how they work, though. The string can only go in one side of the tuner; if you put it in the wrong side it will get cut too short. But it's obvious which side is correct once you take a good look at it. Otherwise I don't know where all the negative reviews are coming from -- perhaps quality control was better when my set was made.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Massive improvement to my guitar

    By Jeff

    from Anderson SC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I didn't think simply changing the tuners on my guitar could make such a massive difference, when in reality this was one of the best upgrades I've ever performed on my guitar, and it's been modified A LOT. After doing a string change for a customer who had these tuners on their guitar, I figured that it would be nice to get myself a set because I loved the idea of changing strings perfectly every time with no tools required. What I wasn't expecting was the rock-solid tuning stability that came with it. I can play my guitar for hours, go crazy with the tremolo, bend to the heavens and generally perform like a madman, then put the guitar down, walk away for a week, pick it up and play again knowing that it will STILL be in tune. Just make sure you give your strings a good stretching first. It's not my fault if you put new strings on and don't stretch them and get mad when they're flat a few minutes later.

        In response to people who have said that they had a failure in the locking mechanism, I'm just going to assume they didn't tighten the locks enough. Having read those reviews before buying, I made sure to screw those strings down like a champ. Then I tested them by pulling the strings almost half a foot away from the neck. Not a problem in the world. (Disclaimer, you might break your string doing that, I was simply testing the grip of the tuners.)

        I am literally going to put these on every guitar I own (except vintage ones for value reasons).

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        never had a problem with Daddarrio products

        By tom

        from nipomo calif

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

        just got the tunners installed yest..really easy to install the strings.this is my guitar that I just finished. the pick of the tunners did not come out too good ..

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tuners

        By Siren Guitars

        from Londonderry NH

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          As a luthier and a performer I prefer these tuners for many reasons. Locking tuners help to keep instruments in tune. The self trimming feature eliminates the need for wire cutters or having to wind the stings into a loop ( a practice I find both time consuming and ugly ) The clean look of a perfectly trimmed string cleanly on the post is aesthetically pleasing and safer. ( have you ever been zapped by a high end string that sticking out as you passed your hand across the head stock? ) I just love the entire attention to detail in these tuners including the smooth gearing ratio.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT TUNERS!

            By Grey Cat

            from Lucerne, CA

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            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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