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Fender Locking Tuners 

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Set of six locking tuners provide maximum tuning stability and fit most U.S.- and Mexico-made Stratocaster and Telecaster models (will not fit Americ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Set of six locking tuners provide maximum tuning stability and fit most U.S.- and Mexico-made Stratocaster and Telecaster models (will not fit American Vintage Series instruments). Bushings, removable tuner caps and mounting hardware included.

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  • Set of six locking tuners
  • Gear ratio 18:1
  • Bushings, removable tuner caps and mounting hardware included
  • For most U.S.- and Mexico-made Stratocaster and Telecaster models

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FenderLocking Tuners
 
4.8

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (20)
  • Functional (19)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I hate having to tune in the middle of a set.

I have a telecaster, and it was constantly going out of tune during a set. Very annoying. Since putting on the new tuning heads, the tele has needed little tuning. However my...Read complete review

I have a telecaster, and it was constantly going out of tune during a set. Very annoying. Since putting on the new tuning heads, the tele has needed little tuning. However my guitar guy had to drill wider holes to put them in. He said it wasn't that much of a problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These do NOT fit in vintage strats!

I purchased an Eric Clapton signature strat a year ago. It's modeled after a vintage strat like Blackie. I love everything about it except the Gotoh vintage tuners, which make changing strings a...Read complete review

I purchased an Eric Clapton signature strat a year ago. It's modeled after a vintage strat like Blackie. I love everything about it except the Gotoh vintage tuners, which make changing strings a frustrating task - at least to me (I know other love them).I read all the reviews and they all commented on how these just "dropped" into strats - but I guess I must be the first person to try this on a vintage strat. I found out that the peg holes on the vintage headstocks are too small to fit these (you need a 10mm opening) so I took my EC strat to my luthier to have the holes enlarged and these tuners installed. When I called him, he said he couldn't install these tuners because the threads were defective - some couldn't be screwed on. Sure enough, two of the tuners had defective threading and I had to return these.So beware - if you have a strat with vintage tuners - these (and the other locking tuners) will NOT fit without drilling.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Poorly Packaged

By Big Lou

from Dothan, Al.

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

The tuners came w/o any instructions at all. I had to put them on 3 times because I did not notice they were staggered in height. Proper numbering on the manufacturers part would have helped ;-) Nice weight to them and they make string changing a breeze. Mt Strat stays in perfect tune much longer with these tuners.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Quality Tuners But......

By Big Lou

from Dothan, Al.

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • They Work

Cons

  • Not Packed Well No Instr

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

After I finally got all six tuners installed I noticed some were staggered. No instructions in the packaging to tell you the lower holes go in the top of your headstock & the lower holed pegs go on the low pitched strings. So I had to re-install them all over again. So no instructions and very poor packaging as the tuning pegs were all loose as another customer had stated.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must for any strat!

By Jonathan

from Charlotte, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Never Goes Out Of Tune
  • String Changes Are Super

Cons

  • Some May Have To Drill

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

The tuners did come jumbled and not secure. They might want to use twist ties to hold them down Fender/Schaller. These are staggered! They are all the same height but the position of the string holes are different the top 3 are lower and the bottom 3 are higher. Attention to all with vintage style(7.25 radius with kluson style) necks. You will have to drill to make them work. The holes sizes need to be 25/64" bottom of the hole and 11/32" on the top. Yes its odd but if you don't feel good doing always let a pro do it.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only way to go...

By BobGnarly

from Ventura, CA

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

All my Fenders have em. Especially if your an avid whammy bar enthusiast, considering it didn't taken off and thrown in a box for the life of your Fender. I can use my tremolo bar all I want and not have to retune between songs. Not to mention the overall convenience of being able to change a string on the fly in minimal amount of time. I agree with Old Mr. Gibson... if you don't prefer these to standard tuners, you don't play enough.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fenderman

By Fenderman-E2gJC

from Northern Wisconsin

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

These tuners are one portion of an upgrade on a Squire Black & Chrome series HSS. I also own a Fender American Deluxe HSS which has these tuners and is how I am familiar with them. I've found them to work exceptionally well for maintaining proper tuning during extensive play.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NOT LET DOWN AT ALL

By Ticky Tacky

from Elizabeth City, NC

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

I have been shopping around for the right locking tuners since I bought my new MIM Strat about 2 months ago. I thought the standard tuners were adequate (much better than a Squier) but I really wanted locking tuners for our increasing show schedule.Here's the most important thing for you to know. If you have either an American Strat OR a Standard (MIM) Strat, these tuners will drop in with ZERO modification.They have a two-post system just like the tuners that came on the guitar. So you just use a 10mm socket and loosen the nut up top, then drop the old ones out and the new ones it.It took about the amount of time it takes to string a guitar with standard tuners to remove the old ones, install the new ones, and string them.And forget about the constant tuning afterward. These little guys rock! To restring, you just pull the string all the way through the post, clamp down with the thumb screw, clip, and tune to pitch. It literally takes 10 seconds per string.Get these!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The same height . holes are different.

By Bar o kish

from San gabriel Ca

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Have both this one look at holes height are diff
  • Improves Sound
  • It is easy to use, buyers read the most liked RE
  • They are same height not like geniune FEN/STRAT.

Cons

  • Do we need string tree

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • It is made for all seasons
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

I see why the first review has been most Liked. This is a great tuner set.. I would change the ad picture. It is not confusing compare with less expensive Fender shiny finish. There several pictures available which shows clearly the bass side taller than treble side. It is on the headstock..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tuners

By jkuronya

from PA

Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

I have used other tuners made by other companies, but these are the best out there. Top quality construction. I highly recommend these.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Poor quality control

By Quintin

from Kansas

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

I bought a set of these for my mim telecaster. No problem, they fit perfectly, however the nuts were not threaded very well, I installed the first two, no problem, went to number three and the nut would not thread. Used one of my old ones and it fit perfectly. I finally got one more nut to fit, and had to use the old nuts for the remainder of the installation, now I have three chrome nuts and three brushed alum nuts. They work fine, but you need to run a skinny allen wrench through the string hole to get the ball bearing to move the first time. All in all, next time I'll go back to Sperzel.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

These do NOT fit in vintage strats!

By JimLarkie0905

from Teaneck, NJ

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

I purchased an Eric Clapton signature strat a year ago. It's modeled after a vintage strat like Blackie. I love everything about it except the Gotoh vintage tuners, which make changing strings a frustrating task - at least to me (I know other love them).I read all the reviews and they all commented on how these just "dropped" into strats - but I guess I must be the first person to try this on a vintage strat. I found out that the peg holes on the vintage headstocks are too small to fit these (you need a 10mm opening) so I took my EC strat to my luthier to have the holes enlarged and these tuners installed. When I called him, he said he couldn't install these tuners because the threads were defective - some couldn't be screwed on. Sure enough, two of the tuners had defective threading and I had to return these.So beware - if you have a strat with vintage tuners - these (and the other locking tuners) will NOT fit without drilling.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ha ha ha

By Old Mr Gibson

from hartford,ct

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

to "no real improvement"; you expect us to believe you own these AND you played "PRO" but you were lead to think once tuned-up, no retune until the next restring? Ha ha, These tuners are GREAT all around! That whole review is fake or supposed to be a joke! All my fenders have these on them.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Locking Tuners

By Younger

from California

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Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

Overall I say if you play a Fender or a Fender clone you're an idiot if you don't buy these and install them.
This is one of the best purchases I have made from Musician's Friend...after several years of making great purchases here. These tuners are a must have especially if you have a Fender or Squier guitar.
Installation is as easy as pie, the tuners are solid and amazingly strong. My guitar stays in tune no matter what I do...if you're even remotely thinking about getting a set of these, I'm telling you...DO IT!!
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The very Best EVER !!!!!!

By Pepper 56

from Austin Texas

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

      I've used Schallers on all My Fenders for years. I would use anything else. I SWEAR by Them .... ~Pepper~ Austin Texas

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      serves it's purpose

      By Matt

      from Philadelphia, PA

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

      I bought these for my 72 deluxe telecaster thinking they would fit right in the peg holes but they don't. I had to buy a drill bit set to expand the opening of each peg hole. If I knew I would of had to go threw all of that I would of went with tuners that had a nicer finish. These things really look ugly on my guitar but do hold the tune great with my bigsby installed on it. So it does work great when installed.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great tuners, fair price

      By Levi J

      from Always in a State of Missiouri

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Aftermarket Upgrade
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

        I have 2 sets of these. the first I bought for a "PartsCaster" I was building. I liked them so much i got a set for a MIM Strat that i bought and modded.

        they made a huge difference in the strat as far as staying in tune. the factory strat tuners seemed to have a bit of slip to them, making staying in tune difficult.

        A few reviews here said they didnt fit the MIM strat. they do,but with a little work. At first it was too tight of a fit to get them to seat properly. i had to get out sand paper and run a few passes through the inside of the holes on the headstock. this fixed the issue and they installed/functioned without a problem.

        Dont listen to the guys that open a package and think there is a defect with the product becuase it doesn't fit their guitar perfectly right away. Even with manufacturing standards, machined wood is always going to have some variance in its dimensions. Humidity, temperature, and elevation will all play a part in that. it might take a bit of sand paper or lithium grease to get things to fit properly. Just the nature of the aftermarket beast.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        They don't fit every model.

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

        I bought these and when I tried to install them on my tele, they didn't fit my headstock. The teeth on the bottom that help hold them to the headstock don't match up with the original slots. I just recommend bringing your guitar into an instrument shop and making sure they fit before you purchase them to save you the hassle of returning them.

        (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        No real improvement

        By Fender fan-qhC8H

        from Memphis, TN

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        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

        I put these on my MIM Tele a few weeks ago, and honestly I don't see what the fuss is all about. I can't tell my guitar stays in tune any better than with traditional tuners. From reading the other reviews I expected to tune up, and then not re-tune until I changed strings. The truth is my guitar stays in tune about like it did prior to the Schallers. Maybe I got a bum set, or maybe there's some snake oil going on here. Dunno. The good news is installation is a breeze: it took about 15 miuntes, and I am definitely NOT a tech-head. If I can do it, you can do it. The other good news is MF has a GREAT return policy, so it's worth giving them a try to see for yourself. You might love 'em, but I didn't think they were that big a deal.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By elxglenn

        from San Juan, Puerto Rico

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        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

        I bought these tuners as an upgrade to a Made in Mexico standard Telecaster. They are well built, very solid. Installation was a piece of cake: they fit MIM fenders perfectly, so its a matter of getting the old tuners off and the new ones on. I must have been done setting these up in about 10 minutes.once assembled, all you do is open the tuner by loosening the wheel on the back, pull the string straight through (no slack whatsoever) lock the string by turning the wheel as hard as you can, and then tune. that's it!I've had no problems with these tuners at all: they're well built and perform flawlessly. They also add to the guitar's tone, as they are slightly heavier than most stock Fender tuners.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great upgrade!

        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

        This was a real nice upgrade for my American Standard Strat.I hate changing strings, but am starting to like it a lot more now that I have these tuners.It took about as long to install and restring as it did in the past for me to just restring with the old tuners.This was an easy drop in upgrade for the 2007 American Standard, not sure how well it fits all other models/years.They are real high quality and the brushed nickle is a nice look.Highly recommended!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't Be Beat

        By Drew Leonard

        from Higginsville, MO

        Comments about Fender Locking Tuners:

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        My Kramer Pacer is not equipped with a Floyd Rose, and at the time I was looking for something a little more in my budget to add to my guitar, in hopes that the tuning would stabilize. I went to my local music store and I looked at these. I was kinda doubtful at first, but I took a risk and picked them up anyway. I took them home and opened them up to find that there were two little metal rods on each individual tuner, that requires small holes on the back of the guitar. Well, I don't really care how my guitar looks as long as it does what I want it to. So I took out a drill and put the holes there. After getting the tuners bolted onto the neck, I strung up the guitar with EVH strings and locked the tuners in place. As usual, the strings needed to be stretched out, but as soon as the strings were broken in, the tuners did their job. I also put a Planet Waves Lubrikit on it to just put oil on the spots of friction, up and down the neck and guitar. Well, after the strings have been worn in, the tuners have been amazing. My guitar stays in tune all the time now, except for once in a blue moon when I will just abuse the whammy bar. If you have a guitar that is coming out of tune and you don't have a whammy bar, pick these up and your problems will be solved. If you have a guitar with a whammy bar and it comes out of tune, put some of these on your guitar if you know how to use the whammy bar. If you don't know how to use the whammy bar properly, you should probably look into buying a Floyd Rose.
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