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  • Auto-locking shaft
  • Precision 16:1 ratio
  • Cast housing
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Rock steady locking tuners!

Featuring precision 16:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, cast housings, and removable metal knobs, Gotoh Magnum auto-locking tuners are among the finest available. 3 tuners per side. Includes mounting screws and threaded hex bushings. Set of six.

Gotoh Magnum Lock String Changing Instructions
1. Open up the locking shaft by loosening the lock nut on the top of the shaft (a coin or screwdriver will work).

2. Insert the string into the shaft.

3. Take up string slack and hold tightly while winding tuner button.

4. Locking shaft will automatically lock string into place.

5. To unlock, loosen the tuner button, then loosen the lock nut on top of the shaft.

Features

  • Auto-locking shaft
  • Precision 16:1 ratio
  • Cast housing
  • Removable metal knobs

Keep your strings where they belong - IN TUNE! BUY NOW AND SAVE!

 
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GotohMLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tuner Heaven

Great deal on some great tuners. Fast Delivery. Top notch quality. Some of the best tuners on the market. If you play a lot, you will need to change strings a lot...Read complete review

Great deal on some great tuners. Fast Delivery. Top notch quality. Some of the best tuners on the market. If you play a lot, you will need to change strings a lot or at least you should if you care about tone and wear and tear on your frets. I never looked forward to changing the strings. Takes too long. I want to play guitar not work on it. Also to properly wind the stings so the strings don't overlap or kink turns restringing into a job. Well not with these. Takes no time now. After a half turn locked in place. Done deal in no time. Helps keep strings in tune much better. Love them.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT PRODUCT BUT POOR COMPANY

The product itself is solid. Good materials, reliable and works well. BUT there are a few concerns to weigh before purchasing if you're not a seasoned musician, luckily I am.
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The product itself is solid. Good materials, reliable and works well. BUT there are a few concerns to weigh before purchasing if you're not a seasoned musician, luckily I am.

The first set I received, 5 out of 6 were perfect, one had a manufacturing defect that I'm sure just wasn't caught by quality control. They would have been installed the day I received them but I waited because I was waiting on another part for the guitar so I could do all the mods at once. Since the backorder got pushed back so many times, I had these for almost 2 months before I could install them.

Since it was beyond the MF return policy, I turned to Gotoh thinking they would back up their product. First issue, the documents that come with the product are... to say the least... written by someone fairly illiterate, making it difficult to determine how to contact Gotoh. I had to look around online for quite some time before being able to do so. They referred me to MF since they sold it, they did not back up their product. Even though I showed them photos and videos of the problem. Then they referred me to some purchaser in Canada, and they explained all they do is take the item and send it to Gotoh for me so that I don't know where Gotoh is and I can't deal with them directly. I would also be responsible for the INTERNATIONAL shipping both ways even though the product's problem was a result of a defect.

In the end, MF took care of me once I explained the problem and showed the photos and emails. They realized since Gotoh would not back up their own product and are difficult to deal with, that they should take care of this.

MF let me return these for an exchange, and when I received the next set, they were perfect.

If you are not a seasoned guitarist, you may want to consider other tuners. It may be difficult to understand the documentation sent with them because since this is a Japanese company, the English is VERY poor. Also, it helps to have 3 hands when stringing the guitar to keep the string tight when trying to rotate the key for it to lock on it's own like they are suppose to.

Like I said, the product, is a good quality product, good materials and they are solid and work well but they are not for a beginner.

The deal breaker is the manufacturer. Usually it's a good manufacturer selling a poor product but this is backwards.

I gave a 3 star rating because the product is great, but if you have problems, do not expect Gotoh to back their own product or be willing to work with you.

MF, nice job as usual. This review critiques the manufacturer as well as the product, not MF.

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1.0

don't like them

By dave

from Houston, tx

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Ask me a question

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not An Upgrade
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

      while the tuners are of high quality, the design is lacking. Compared to locking tuners with thumbwheels underneath, these are difficult to use. It takes a lot of winding the tuners to tighten up the strings, and that is what you are trying to get away from with locking tuners. It takes a LOT longer to change strings with these vs. other locking tuners.

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      5.0

      The only way to Go(toh)

      By XVIAband

      from San Angelo, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Locking Strings In Place

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

      Fit my LTD like a charm. I also have Gotoh jacks and switches on my guitar. Gotoh is going on all of my guitars from now on for the great quality AND yes, the name is pretty cool too.

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      4.0

      took 2sets 2b worthwhile

      By ajay

      from ft myers fl

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Took 2sets 2b Worthwhile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Less Tuning Required

      Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

      after using tuners from 2nd set they now perform as advertised.

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      5.0

      Outstanding tuners!

      By frij423

      from TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

        Just installed a set and I felt like I could tell a difference on the first play. Intonation was definitely improved and maybe even the tone (sustain wise), but that could be my imagination. Easy to install, easy to use; I highly recommend them.

        I bought these in black and they are very sharp. Just be careful when tightening the nuts as you might scrape some paint off if you tighten too much.

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        5.0

        Tuner Heaven

        By PaPaw

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Improves Tuning Stability
        • Locking Tuners
        • Speedy String Changes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any guitar
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

          Great deal on some great tuners. Fast Delivery. Top notch quality. Some of the best tuners on the market. If you play a lot, you will need to change strings a lot or at least you should if you care about tone and wear and tear on your frets. I never looked forward to changing the strings. Takes too long. I want to play guitar not work on it. Also to properly wind the stings so the strings don't overlap or kink turns restringing into a job. Well not with these. Takes no time now. After a half turn locked in place. Done deal in no time. Helps keep strings in tune much better. Love them.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          GREAT PRODUCT BUT POOR COMPANY

          By A Virtuoso

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Manufacturer
          • Poor Support

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

            The product itself is solid. Good materials, reliable and works well. BUT there are a few concerns to weigh before purchasing if you're not a seasoned musician, luckily I am.

            The first set I received, 5 out of 6 were perfect, one had a manufacturing defect that I'm sure just wasn't caught by quality control. They would have been installed the day I received them but I waited because I was waiting on another part for the guitar so I could do all the mods at once. Since the backorder got pushed back so many times, I had these for almost 2 months before I could install them.

            Since it was beyond the MF return policy, I turned to Gotoh thinking they would back up their product. First issue, the documents that come with the product are... to say the least... written by someone fairly illiterate, making it difficult to determine how to contact Gotoh. I had to look around online for quite some time before being able to do so. They referred me to MF since they sold it, they did not back up their product. Even though I showed them photos and videos of the problem. Then they referred me to some purchaser in Canada, and they explained all they do is take the item and send it to Gotoh for me so that I don't know where Gotoh is and I can't deal with them directly. I would also be responsible for the INTERNATIONAL shipping both ways even though the product's problem was a result of a defect.

            In the end, MF took care of me once I explained the problem and showed the photos and emails. They realized since Gotoh would not back up their own product and are difficult to deal with, that they should take care of this.

            MF let me return these for an exchange, and when I received the next set, they were perfect.

            If you are not a seasoned guitarist, you may want to consider other tuners. It may be difficult to understand the documentation sent with them because since this is a Japanese company, the English is VERY poor. Also, it helps to have 3 hands when stringing the guitar to keep the string tight when trying to rotate the key for it to lock on it's own like they are suppose to.

            Like I said, the product, is a good quality product, good materials and they are solid and work well but they are not for a beginner.

            The deal breaker is the manufacturer. Usually it's a good manufacturer selling a poor product but this is backwards.

            I gave a 3 star rating because the product is great, but if you have problems, do not expect Gotoh to back their own product or be willing to work with you.

            MF, nice job as usual. This review critiques the manufacturer as well as the product, not MF.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gotohs! What did You Expect?

            By travisbickle

            from Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

                Gotohs! What did You Expect?

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great replacement for old Grovers

                By Whyrendog

                from Vermontville, MI

                Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

                Replaced the Grovers on my used Peavey Wolfgang Special Exp (Blue Quilt). Got the guitar for $400 on eBay and the Grovers were breakin left and right. When I put the Gotohs on, I noticed there were a few Grovers with GLUE on them! I would complain to the seller, but it was cheap and the Gotohs make the guitar a keeper. Due to the extra screw hole, I could not fit all 6 on without having one of them be on a weird angle so I kept one Grover on the top left and have a few good ones. I could cut off the Gotoh a little and make it fit. I didn't even bother drilling extra holes and using more screws because it's already 1000x better like it is. Tuning is more accurate WAY more accurate. And it just looks better with gold. This is the best deal I could find since every where else there's a shipping fee. So for the price of silver plus shipping, I got gold. I don't see a problem with my set and recommend them. I would go ahead and get yourself a Wolfgang SP EXP and these and go to town because they have great tone if you like the Humans Being" sound.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Dont buy if you have other options....

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

                I just bought these and 3 of the 6 were locked up at the factory due to probably not oiling. They barely even stand out above the headstock to insert the string. The locking is only by using the slotted screw on top which will wear over time instead of using the actual locking tuning knob on the back like other tuners. I bought the planet wave tuners instead and they are great. Dont buy these tuners if necessary.

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                5.0

                Great high quality replacement product!

                By wbaker

                from Yorba Linda, Ca.

                Comments about Gotoh MLB3-G 3-On-A-Side Locking Tuners 6-Pack:

                I put these tuners on my Gibson SG in about 20 min. They lock the string in place securely. They cost a bit more but the quality is worth it. The post is a bit shorter than standard but you fo not need the extra lenght because a quarter turn and you are golden! No need to wrap several turns of the string around the post.

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