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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)....Read More

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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 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (29)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Functional (25)
  • Improves sound (13)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (13)
    • Practicing (13)
    • Back-up (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (21), Professional musician (8)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    Easy instillation, work great.

    By Chez Hooligan

    from Ballston Spa, NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      Very easy instillations compared to the sperzel tunners that I have on many of my other guitars, however they are made for the new stlye tunners on many new fenders models. They are stagged in size and are not marked, there are no instructions included but instillation still takes probably less then 30 minutes.
      Bottom line they work great, go to youtube to see how easy they are to install. Kudos to fender.

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      5.0

      MIM Strat Drop in :-)

      By Fingers

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Zero

      Best Uses

      • Stabilize Tuning

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      Eased my concern with the 2 pin drop in when they dropped in perfectly. Yes, the mim strat is 2 pin. Thought I'd run across that situation (clogged string holes) stated in the most negative comment but turns out that the mechanism need to be turned way out to clear the string entry - unlike the few turns on the Sperzels on my Strat Plus. Happy camper playing in tune :-)

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      4.0

      Upgrade for telecaster

      By RB

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Operate
      • High quality
      • Make Re Stringing A Snap

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay In Tune

      Best Uses

      • On Every Fender Guitar

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      Nice, easy, and functional. But doesn't keep my telecaster in tune and that's why I bought them.

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      2.0

      Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads

      By Rob

      from Texas

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          I was disappointed with the quality of this product and returned them to MF. Since I didn't use them, I can't comment on their functionality. In my opinion they don't compare to Sperzel or Schaller.
          Of course, Musicians Friend handles issues in a professional manner.

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          5.0

          Finally -- Two pins!

          By Jay

          from Port Townsend, WA

          About Me Experienced

          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.

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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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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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