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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 20 reviews)

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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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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 McGaheysville Va.

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      • Good Quality

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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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit on my Gibson Robot SG

        By Greg

        from Massachusetts

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        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
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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.

            (1 of 1 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

            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

                (1 of 2 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.

                (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.

                (9 of 9 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.

                 
                5.0

                Gibson Machine Heads

                By Paul Farrar

                from Illinois

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                Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

                You Get What You Buy. And You Get The Best In These...
                They Stay Where You Put E'm.
                The Best
                Got Mine On Sale And Paid Less, But Still A Great Price For The Quality.

                (2 of 2 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.

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