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Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads  

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Set of 6, chrome finish, Fender locking tuning machines (used on the American Deluxe Series guitars).


 
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FenderDeluxe Locking Machine Heads
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (27)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Functional (23)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (12)
    • Practicing (12)
    • Back-up (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Drop-In replacement for MIM Cabronita!

    In a world with a lot of guesswork surrounding replacement parts, proper fits, and innacurate specs, it was wonderful to get something that was a perfect fit. These were a perfect, drop-in...Read complete review

    In a world with a lot of guesswork surrounding replacement parts, proper fits, and innacurate specs, it was wonderful to get something that was a perfect fit. These were a perfect, drop-in replacement for the stock tuners on my new MIM Fender Cabronita. Installation took 5 minutes of work with a hollow tube nut driver (and that included removing the stock tuners). I've done 2 string changes since, and the pins / locking mechanism is as good as any locking tuner I've used in the past 21 years (generally Sperzels). Smooth and accurate gears. Expedient string changes. Staggered, so you can get rid of that string tree if you want and remove another friction / potential binding point. The break angle over the nut is not nearly as dramatic as with the bent steel tree, but the angle is absolutely sufficient and honestly the original angle was (IMO) putting too much pressure on the nut and without lube (e.g. Big Bends Nut Sauce) I could see that being a nasty binding point as well. So, these tuners are not only convenient, but definitely help the overall functionality of the instrument. Great and worthwile purchase.

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    Closed holes?!

    The 3 treble-string tuner holes are filled with chrome! I wish I had discovered that before I installed them (and back when I bought them). So far I have been unable even to...Read complete review

    The 3 treble-string tuner holes are filled with chrome! I wish I had discovered that before I installed them (and back when I bought them). So far I have been unable even to drill the chrome out. Seems like a major quality-control oversight. Advice: Inspect them before you install them.On the plus side, they were easy to install on a strat knockoff--no adjustments needed (other than clearing the chrome out of the holes!)

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    5.0

    Finally -- Two pins!

    By Jay

    from Port Townsend, WA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      Been looking for a couple of years to find locking tuners with two pins to fit my Korean made Fender Strat Lite Ash. My long search is over.

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      5.0

      They are excellent ...

      By Garvoon

      from Laurel, MD

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

        Mind you, there are varying heights (the three taller posts are E, A, and D. The short posts are G, B, and E. They drop in easily. ALSO, go to the Fender site and they have a really good rule-of-thumb for positioning the string holes when restringing (critical).

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        5.0

        The machine heads are excellent quality,

        By luke

        from Mich.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          They bolt up to Fender neck perfectly

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          5.0

          Fender Deluxe Locking

          By GCW

          from BRCC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

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              Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

              I dropped these in on some American Special models, fit like a charm. Now I can change my own strings in 10 minutes or less..

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              5.0

              GREAT FIT

              By GTGOL

              from NEW OELEANS

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

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                  Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                  SO SIMPLE, FIT IN MIM STRAT WORK GREAT!

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                  5.0

                  Reasonable Fender Locking Machine Heads

                  By Noone

                  from Albuquerque, NM

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Maintaining Guitar Tuning
                    • Upgrade For Some Models
                    • Work On Newer Fenders

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                    I have upgraded some of the newer models of Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, and Jazzmasters, by utilizing this set of Korean made machine heads. They work adequately with Fender Tremolos and are an upgrade for most models. They replace the newer sealed machine heads with no difficulties. They are not the Kluson type that Fender used on the vintage models and are not a replacement for them. When used properly, they do help to keep the guitar in tune.

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                    5.0

                    A good buy

                    By Chorddog

                    from New Jersey

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bloodless String Changes

                      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                      I had no trouble at all installing them on my Fender American Standard Hard Tail Strat (built around 2000). I hate changing strings, but I like new strings, so I put locking tuners on all my guitars. These tuners look great with the Fender logo, and the nubs fit perfectly into the holes from the original tuners. I'm 57, and changing strings is like shaving used to be: there is always the chance that THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Not with these. These locking tuners are graduated in height, but not like the original tuners. There are three long and three short. At first I was concerned about the D string popping out of the nut, but I've been playing and bending the strings, and everything is fine with one string tree. I haven't tried this, but if you plan on installing these on a headstock without the nub holes, I would try first bolting the tuners tight enough to make a mark, then remove the tuners and use an awl to make the holes for the nubs. If that works, you won't have to use a drill, or grind the nubs off, which might get metal debris into the mechanism. That's what I'll try when I install the second set I bought, here at MF, onto a strat copy I'm putting together.
                      I can buy locking tuners a little cheaper, but I don't think they are better than these, and they don't have the Fender logo.

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                      5.0

                      works great

                      By CharlesTr

                      from Richmond Va

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                          Easy, perfect replacement for stock Fender tuners on my MIA Strat. Big improvement in tuning stability.

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                          5.0

                          On Nitro Satin 70s Head Honeyburst Strat

                          By Lunk

                          from Colorado Springs, CO

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Holds Tuning Crazy Long
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Any
                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                            I have these on every Fender I own - 4 Teles and 5 Strats.

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                            5.0

                            Always top quality

                            By Chattaroy Church of God

                            from West Virginia

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                                I install these on ALL my Fender guitars. They work great and keep me in tune.

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