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Dunlop TurboTune String Winder

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For the professional musician, guitar tech, or novice picker just starting guitar or bass, the new Dunlop TurboTune Professional guitar and bass stri...Click To Read More About This Product

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Wind 'em on the fast way!

For the professional musician, guitar tech, or novice picker just starting guitar or bass, the new Dunlop TurboTune Professional guitar and bass string winder is just the tool you need to make changing your strings easier and faster than ever. Made of sturdy industrial resin. The steel shaft snaps into a cordless power screwdriver, or into the included, convenient snap-on hand crank. Includes bridgepin puller.


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3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Works well

As others have noted, if you place a drop of oil or Vaseline on the handle screw, it won't be tempted to back out. That said I'm knocking a point off the rating...Read complete review

As others have noted, if you place a drop of oil or Vaseline on the handle screw, it won't be tempted to back out. That said I'm knocking a point off the rating as it should work right out of the box. Fits all my guitars including my Fender knockoff Bass. Love the Glow feature as it's so easy to find in a dark bag. The ability to put the "bit" into a cordless drill is worth the $$ every time I change strings, and the acoustic pin puller is godsend.

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Good Idea - Bad Execution

Good Idea - Bad ExecutionThis is not a bad design but the execution, mostly of the hand crank, is poor for several reasons.1 - Right out of the box the crank barley turned....Read complete review

Good Idea - Bad ExecutionThis is not a bad design but the execution, mostly of the hand crank, is poor for several reasons.1 - Right out of the box the crank barley turned. While trying to free it up I noticed a powder falling out of the crank handle joint. At that point I realized that the powder was ground resin caused by excessive friction between the crank handle and the crank body combined with rough surface texture. Also, the hub and the screw hole are not concentric which causes another bind and there is way too much clearance between the screw and the hole in the crank handle. All of the above cause excessive cranking forces and the tendency for the winder to rotate off the peg. Read most of the other reviews and notice how many people tried to lubricate the crank because of excessive friction. Lubrication will help a little but it won?t cure the design problems. 2 - The winder is made from resin, not injection moulded plastic. Resin is cheap to mould but it?s brittle and wears badly. It should have been made of an engineering plastic (Delrin, Nylon etc.).3 - I suspect that the hand crank would work better if the crank lever arm was shorter. As is, it has a tendency to fall off the tuner. The overall feel is that someone drew up the design and had it manufactured but nobody actually tried it once it was made.On the plus side it?s longer than most winders which reduces the interference between the winder crank and the headstock (perfect for Traveler Guitars where the tuners are buried in the body.) and it works pretty well with a cordless screwdriver. But I have to wonder how it?s going to wear over time.

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2.0

Good Idea - Bad Execution

By Guitartweeker

from Rochester NY

Good Idea - Bad ExecutionThis is not a bad design but the execution, mostly of the hand crank, is poor for several reasons.1 - Right out of the box the crank barley turned. While trying to free it up I noticed a powder falling out of the crank handle joint. At that point I realized that the powder was ground resin caused by excessive friction between the crank handle and the crank body combined with rough surface texture. Also, the hub and the screw hole are not concentric which causes another bind and there is way too much clearance between the screw and the hole in the crank handle. All of the above cause excessive cranking forces and the tendency for the winder to rotate off the peg. Read most of the other reviews and notice how many people tried to lubricate the crank because of excessive friction. Lubrication will help a little but it won?t cure the design problems. 2 - The winder is made from resin, not injection moulded plastic. Resin is cheap to mould but it?s brittle and wears badly. It should have been made of an engineering plastic (Delrin, Nylon etc.).3 - I suspect that the hand crank would work better if the crank lever arm was shorter. As is, it has a tendency to fall off the tuner. The overall feel is that someone drew up the design and had it manufactured but nobody actually tried it once it was made.On the plus side it?s longer than most winders which reduces the interference between the winder crank and the headstock (perfect for Traveler Guitars where the tuners are buried in the body.) and it works pretty well with a cordless screwdriver. But I have to wonder how it?s going to wear over time.

 
5.0

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By Silly Daddy

from San Antonio Texas

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I fitted the attachment to my Craftsman 4.8 volt electric screwdriver and changed my strings to my double bass and to one of my five string basses. It is especially great for a double bass string change. 4.8 volts seemed perfect. I'd be afraid to use my 18 volt device. Oh, and it really does glow in the dark

 
1.0

Agree that is's seriously flawed.

By Fingers26

from Nothern Virgina

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Doesn't turn well. Doesn't fit Grover tuners. Those are the only two things it was supposed to.

 
2.0

Pass

By Desmond

from undisclosed

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It's built tough enough but not a great winder overall. Screw for the handle always backs out and it doesnt fit the fatter button tuning knobs like Grovers. You can cram it on there but either it's gonna fall off or the screw is goung to back out.

 
4.0

Works well

By Brau

from Victoria, BC, Canada

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As others have noted, if you place a drop of oil or Vaseline on the handle screw, it won't be tempted to back out. That said I'm knocking a point off the rating as it should work right out of the box. Fits all my guitars including my Fender knockoff Bass. Love the Glow feature as it's so easy to find in a dark bag. The ability to put the "bit" into a cordless drill is worth the $$ every time I change strings, and the acoustic pin puller is godsend.

 
5.0

COOL

By Streetcommando-_-PPi

from Munith, MI

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The turbotune makes changing strings super fast. Anyone who buys it will be very satisifed.

 
2.0

Hmmm. A little glue should fix this.

By Twanger

from Vista, CA

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This winder doesn't really have a turbo. It DOES have a screw that comes out as you wind machine heads. It's just a bigger, beefier version of the cheaper dollar winders that work. I think I made a mistake here.

 
2.0

Severely flawed

By John-RlyCg

from Los Angeles

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As others have mentioned, this thing disassembles itself while using it. It also fits poorly on certain machine heads. The only redeeming quality is its usefulness with a power tool. Surprised it has the Dunlop name on it.

 
2.0

Not that great.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It glows in the dark. 1 point.It fits on the end of your drill. 1 point.This doesn't fit the Grover tuners on my Gibson guitar. Pretty standard guitar, pretty standard tuners. Lose a point.I had to lubricate the thing with graphite powder and it still doesn't turn well. Lose another point.The pin puller is so wide it's really only useful on the outside most bridge pins. Lose another point.Score -1. Not that great.

 
5.0

GREAT String winder and pin puller too

By dave-Bi28p

from Wash DC

This is a great product. Good, heavy duty construction. I had to add a drop of oil to the rotating handle and now it spins like a top. The pin puller in the handle is a great help too. I just changed strings faster than ever and with no hand cramps. GREAT product. And get the Glow Green. It's easy to see.

 
5.0

Excellent Tool

By Jon Fields

from Allentown, PA

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Add a cheap rechargeable screw driver or drill and you've got a great power winder (and bridge pin puller) with way more torque than the under powered Ernie Ball Power Peg.

 
5.0

Sweet Tuner

By Streetcommando-_-PPi

from Munith, MI

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Okay. This is a great string winder. first off-the turbo means you can take the end of the winder and place it into a drill and make restringing "turbo" fast. Second, if using as a winder with the included handle, you have to make sure it is all of the way inserted into the handle or it will "back out" as previously mentioned. When used properly this is a fantastic tool.

 
5.0

Great tool!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This thing when combined with an electric screwdriver makes changing strings a breeze. I can't imagine going to back to hand winding or cranking.

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