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Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons

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The Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons are made to the same quality standards as the originals. All-nickel closed construction and...Click To Read More About This Product

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Give your old Gibson a touch of the new and shiny.

The Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons are made to the same quality standards as the originals. All-nickel closed construction and vintage styling provide that luxury, classic feel to your guitar's headstock. Set of 6.


They'll spiff up an older axe and make tuning a pleasure. Order today.

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GibsonModern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect fit on my Gibson Robot SG

All you need is a small wrench, small phillips head screwdriver, and standard string changing gear. No drilling/reamiing required. Easy install. All robot gear on headstock is removable leaving no sign...Read complete review

All you need is a small wrench, small phillips head screwdriver, and standard string changing gear. No drilling/reamiing required. Easy install. All robot gear on headstock is removable leaving no sign it was ever there. Guitar now tunes like a dream. Whole process took about an hour.

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Not as advetised

Supposed to be direct replacement tuners but The holes for the screws did not line up. I had to plug old holes and drill new ones.

Supposed to be direct replacement tuners but The holes for the screws did not line up. I had to plug old holes and drill new ones.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Direct replacement on Gibson guitars

By Jeffrey Thompson

from Oklahoma

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Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

Grover tuners have rocked for years, and this set is no different. The fact I did not need a drill, or a trip to repair shop, plus the rock solid performance of the Grover design makes this the ideal choice for anyone looking to upgrade. I would not choose anything else. I must also mention these things look killer on the guitar.
These tuning machines are direct replacements for the Gibson deluxe plastic tulip style machines. These tuners bolt right up using the existing bottom hole for the deluxe tuners so no drilling is required. The top hole is nearly covered up but still visible, However the improvement in tuning is well worth it. The washers, threaded inserts, and mounting screws are all identical to the deluxe, this set defines "direct replacement".
This set is made by Grover for Gibson, They are stamped Grover on the tuner. The tension is adjustable and they are absolutely rock solid. Same tuner as the original Grovers with the "kidney style" button, but with metal "tulip deluxe style" buttons.
Fantastic price, and easy for anyone to install. No trip to the repair shop needed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the fix

By Bob6

from chicago Illinois

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      Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

      was having tuneing trouble with my gibson sg, put these heads on and a little nut sauce,problem solved

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect fit on my Gibson Robot SG

      By Greg

      from Massachusetts

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          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          All you need is a small wrench, small phillips head screwdriver, and standard string changing gear. No drilling/reamiing required. Easy install. All robot gear on headstock is removable leaving no sign it was ever there. Guitar now tunes like a dream. Whole process took about an hour.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Grover Gibson-style machine heads

          By Ronald Ireland

          from Virginia

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

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          I put it off for as long as I could, but the time finally came when I was forced to put new machine heads on my 1974 Gibson J-55. These Grover heads, with tulip-style knobs are a perfect fit. They are the next best thing to finding old, original, machine heads. They hold well, tune easily and look great. It took about 10 minutes to replace them.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not Much Better

          By DT-VHhr4

          from Atlanta

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          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I had just replaced the pickups in my epi les paul, and I was looking for a way for it to stay in tune better. I did some research and heard that these were good, so I got them. Instillation was nice and easy (since the old tuners are grovers, and actually so are these) and i was set up in less than twenty minutes. My guitar still got out of tune quickly, and it wasn't until I had the neck set up better, and put graphite in the nut that it actually had a noticeable difference in how well it stayed in tune. I have two epi LPs and while I don't regret buying these (they make you les paul look a lot more legit) I don't know if I will buy them for my other epi les paul. So if you don't expect a world of difference like I did, you won't be disappointed.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          grover tuners rock

          By Solid Rock

          from Port Angeles, WA

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          • Exellent Tuners

          Cons

          • No Cons

          Best Uses

          • Tuning Your Guitar

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I put these tuners in my 2004 Les Paul Classic. This guitar has been my #1 stage axe since I bought it brand new.`The vintage style tuners that came on the guitar were never that great so I finally upgraded them. The Grover tuners are rock solid, look way better and I actually think that the guitar sustains a little more due to the greater mass of the tuners.The changeover wasn't seamless however. I had to enlarge the holes in the headstock to 24/64ths. I was afraid use a drill as I didn't want to split the head stock so I carefully reamed the holes out with a 1/4 inch chainsaw file. It took about 20 minutes per hole but the new tuners fit perfectly, and that's what matters. Great tuners, great upgrade.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Good

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          If your guitar suffers tuning problems, put these in NOW. I put these in my Epi and am very pleased. They do go out of tune if bumped, but other than that, they are just fine.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than stock!!!

          By BMW FREQ

          from Tracy, CA

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          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          The tuners that came stock on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard weren't that great, although they were Grover?s (go figure). I decided to replace them because one of them got really loose, and they didn?t really stay in tune very well. I didn't want something that didn't match-up with the stock screw hole, or that needed to have the post holes enlarged, so I decided that these were the ticket. The salesman said that even though the stock tuners were Grover's, that didn?t mean that they were quality. Anyway, I bought these, took em home and installed em; they seem to be a huge improvement. My guitar stays in tune a lot better than it did. I think the remaining tuning issues that I?m having have to do with the stock nut; which I am going to have replaced. For the money, these are good tuners, and FAR better than the tuners that came on the guitar. If I had another Les Paul that needed tuners, I would buy these again.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By Tucker C.

          from Bakersfield, CA

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          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I am almost a two year guitarist and I use an Epiphone les paul standard '04. I was playing my friends gibson les paul (he installed these tuners) and wouldn't go out of tune. They look great, they stay in tune, and thats all I can ask for. They are a little pricey, but for how nice they are it's alright.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Upgrade for Gibson and Epiphone!

          By Goldtop88

          from Ohio - Go Bucks!

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I have used these on Epiphone and Gibson guitars. They help keep the guitar in tune much better than the factory stock tuners. I can understand why Epiphone might use subpar parts on their guitars, but Gibson has no excuse. These tuners make a $3000.00 Les Paul sound like they should and stay in tune like they should. A great upgrade and I highly recommend it to all players.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Ever

          By Gordon Littell

          from Sacramento C,A,

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          Well I got these because my niece knocked my Gibson SG down and broke one of the tuners, Luckily thats all that broke. when I finaly got these I put them in myself, and they worked out great, Nothing better. Never goes out of tune, Never. These worked for me and I hope they work for you. Good Luck.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Be prepared to do some body work

          By Mike Brown

          from Denver, Colorado

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          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          Good solid tuners for the money, but I had to enlarge the existing holes in my Epi Les Paul Jr (I just wanted a crappy guitar that I could pimp out) and I had to to drill new pilot holes for the screws. Aside from that, the tuners feel a lot better in my fingers than the Ep stock ones. And so far they haven't given me any trouble keeping in tune. Definitely more than I wanted to pay but I guess thats what you get for buying Grovers. Not disappointed, but a little miffed that the description doesn't specify which models these tuners will fit on.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Gibson Tuners

          By Matt Spoutz

          from West Palm Beach, FL

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I bought these at my local guitar center recently and installed them on my epi les paul. They fit perfectly and no modifications or drilling was needed. I replaced my old ones because one of the old ones bent and spun freely and didnt hold a tune. I didnt realize that these tuners would be better. The ratio is excellent, and they have a bit more resistance so they stay in tune better and make it easier to find that sweet spot in perfect tune. As for looks, they look great and look much better than the stock epi ones. The reason they got a four for features is because I wish they could come with a locking feature. Other than that they are perfect.

           
          5.0

          Perfect fit!

          By shannonp

          from Knoxville, TN

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

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              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              I replaced my 2015 Gibson Les Paul Junior robot/Gforce tuning system with these and I must say it was the easiest time I've had installing tuners.....quality is top notch, they hold tune and it was a perfect.

               
              5.0

              Tuner Review

              By Crone

              from WY

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • increased stability in tuning
              • simple upgrade

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                  Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                  superb upgrade gives value to the guitar. LP sounds much more dynamic and tuning is solid. After the simple install, I test drove and it was awesome. I have already ordered another set for another upgrade to replace a Robot system. Worth every penny and very affordable.

                   
                  5.0

                  Should b factory installed on all Gibson

                  By Cs

                  from Athens ga

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                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

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                      Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                      The kluson deluxe tuners suck. These cost no more and are far superior.

                       
                      5.0

                      Very good Gibson less paul tuners, direct replacement tuners

                      By Ran the man

                      from Augusta Ga

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                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
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                          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                          Direct replacement for G force on the new Les Paul's

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect Fit for Gibson SG Studio

                          By John

                          from Orlando, Fl

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                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

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                              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                              I bought these to replace the original "pearl" button tuners on my son's SG Studio. The originals had lost some of the buttons. These were drop in and the guitar can now be tuned. So win-win.

                               
                              3.0

                              Not as advetised

                              By Charlie

                              from Elkton, Va.

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                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                                Supposed to be direct replacement tuners but The holes for the screws did not line up. I had to plug old holes and drill new ones.

                                 
                                5.0

                                awesome upgrade

                                By Gitarrenspieler-kESOp

                                from San Jose, CA

                                Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                                i bought these a few days ago from my local guitar shop, and must say they're killer. they hold my Les Paul kit/copy (i put it together) in tune really well. i gave them a lower features rating cause they don't have some crazy gear ratio, butt they fine tune pretty well. they're beautiful tuners, but i was surpirsed that the back of them says "GROVER" instead of "GIBSON". i was pleased to Grover tuners. they're heavy though, and pretty chunky, substantially more than my previous ones. good on a guitar with a good weight, but maybe not on an SG.

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