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

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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
  • Eliminates backlash and slippage

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
 
4.2

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Good quality (19)
  • Functional (17)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

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

    (3 of 5 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 Dean

        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 Philip J.Fry

          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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best tuner's

              By Philip J.Fry

              from Las Vegas

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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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A very cool locking solution

              By Cinda P(rivate)

              from Atlanta, GA

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

              I purchased these for my Parker PM-36. The install was easy. I did have a few issues though. I lost 4 B strings and 2 E strings.I contracted Planet Waves and the said the posts were out of spec, so they're sending 2 that should be longer and not cause string slippage.The guitar stays in tune, makes changing strings a breeze.Highly recommended.Planet Waves was very responsive. They shipped the replacement parts the day after I contacted them!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Auto Trim Tuners

              By Sam McCue

              from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

              The absolute worst junk I've ever had the displeasure of putting on a guitar. They cut the string off okay but, no matter how tight you crank the thumbwheel, you cannot get the high E string to stay locked. They just don't work. Do yourself a favor and buy Sperzels

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth it in every way!

              By Dean Bibb

              from Beckley WV

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

              I bought these to replace the stock tuners on my Line 6 Variax 300 and was struck by how solid they felt in my hand. The peghead is a solid piece of metal that allows no give or wiggle room. The tuning buttons have a good 18:1 ratio so they tune smoothly and accurately. Since the Variax is piezo equipped I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by the improved sustain and tone in the instrument. NO SLIPPAGE TO REPORT, with D'Addario XL110's. NONE. Well recommended here!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Tuners, but....

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

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

              I have a gold set of these on my beloved Warmoth Strat and they have worked perfectly. I recently decided to change to black tuners and ordered a set. The black set kept snapping the E & B strings off behind the post, regardless of what I tried. I cal D'Addario today and they were very cool. They have produced a batch of these tuners that were out of specs that have causzed quite a bit of grief for them. They gave me an RMA number and will send me a correct set once I send the bad ones back to them. It sucks, but hey, they're making it right, so I can't complain.

               
              5.0

              Excellent product!

              By Big Fan

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I have only used the pre-D'Addario-branded version of the Planet Waves Auto-trim Tuners, so I can't speak for how they might be post-D'Addario. That said, I have four guitars equipped with these tuners, and they work fabulously! I have used the 3-and-3 and 6-inline variants in gold and chrome, with no problems whatsoever. I will be buying more for my newest guitar. I highly, highly recomment these tuners!
                  There is one small quirk to be aware of: When installing a new set of strings (particularly the plain strings), the locking post doesn't always grip the string properly. Sometimes the plain strings will slide off the side of the locking post, and when you go to stretch the strings, they pop out, and you're out a brand-new string.
                  However, the good news is that there is a very easy workaround. When installing a plain string, hold it tightly at the top of the stringhole in the tuner (pulling it away from the front of the guitar). As you tighten the locking post, you should see the string bend downwards on each side of the hole (bending down towards the front of the guitar). If you see that, they're locked in properly, and you shouldn't have any problem. A very simple solution to a very minor problem with a very great set of tuners.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love them

                  By Philip J.Fry

                  from Las Vegas

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • improves tuning

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I have them on about 15 guitars and they work great for me ,they hold tuning well and string changes are very fast.

                     
                    5.0

                    BUY THIS PRODUCT!

                    By Rick

                    from Sierra Vista, AZ

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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 have been using these for years. When I purchase a guitar I intend to keep, I replaced the original, standard machine heads with the appropriate Planet Waves locking tuners. Simple to use and very effective.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Tuners

                      By Mr Hardcore

                      from MO

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                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

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

                          These are some of the best tuners I've used. I buy them for every guitar now.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Locking Tuners

                          By Brazil Bill

                          from Monument Valley, Utah

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • EZ String Changes
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            Second set - first set (3x3 chrome) I bought for my BC Rich acoustic. This set is 6 in line gold for my Squier Stratocaster. Easy install, fit perfectly, small drilling to install set screws in back. Run all strings through the hole (the silver ball on the tuner goes down towards the body) and clamp them down with the knob on the bottom. Pull back on the string to make sure it is locked, some reviews state there was a problem with certain strings coming loose, especially high E, but I had no such problem - it was either a transient problem or the company fixed it. Locking tuners make string changes a breeze. I do like the auto-trim but I also feel it is a gimmick as it is basically not necessary and not much of an option that I would want or pay for - just as easy to snip with cutters. But it works fine so I am not complaining, they are still the least expensive locking tuners I could find - but they work great!

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