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

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

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I expected from Gotoh ;)

These tuners are perfect for me,they work flawlessly and look great!

These tuners are perfect for me,they work flawlessly and look great!

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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5.0

Top-locking, high-quality & precision tuning!

By Donna

from TN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Very precise tuning

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Unscrew the top locking mechanism with a penny (on 3 per side tuners the treble side tuners unlock clockwise) till you can insert your string, pull the string snug & tune the string to pitch. Cut off the excess string. That's it. Simple.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these! They work great and they look great.

      By Tracy

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigging

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

        I honestly do not understand how anyone could say these are difficult to use or won't keep the guitar in tune. I've used them on a few of my guitars for several years now and they do an amazing job of keeping the guitar in tune. They are not that difficult to use either. Sure they are not as easy to use as the thumb wheel style but I could not say they are difficult to use. I came here to buy another set for a "new to me" guitar I just picked up.

         
        4.0

        Pretty good product

        By Oz

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Instructions poorly translated
        • Would it kill them to provide some spare screws?

        Best Uses

        • All uses.

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

        These tuners are easy to install, despite the fact that instructions are not written by a person comfortable with English. I have had them on for a week, and they function well and look nice. I am trying locking tuners for the first time, and they strike me as much more convenient than "old school" tuners -- no muss, no fuss when changing strings.

        My only complaint is that they expect you to re-use the small screws from your previous set of tuners. They are very small, and easy to lose if you drop one during installation (which I did -- I finally found it after 15 minutes of searching the floor and table.) The cost of these screws must be negligible -- why not include a few spares along with the tuners?

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I expected from Gotoh ;)

        By 'Youngie'

        from Rhode Island

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • The black tuners look great on my Fender 300ce

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            These tuners are perfect for me,they work flawlessly and look great!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            They're not that great

            By Ryan

            from Delaware

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Doesn't Stay In Tune
              • Tuning Doesn't Stay Well

              Best Uses

              • Backup

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

              I got these about a year ago for my LTD H-51. For the first couple weeks they kept my strings in tune, but after that they didn't keep them in tune very well. Every time I do a bend (big or small) the string loses its tuning. My stock non-locking ESP tuners kept them in tune better than these.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              don't like them

              By dave

              from Houston, tx

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              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.

                   
                  5.0

                  The only way to Go(toh)

                  By XVIAband

                  from San Angelo, Texas

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                  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.

                   
                  4.0

                  took 2sets 2b worthwhile

                  By ajay

                  from ft myers fl

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                  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.

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding tuners!

                  By frij423

                  from TN

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                  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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Tuner Heaven

                    By Rich Kid

                    from Minneapolis, MN

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                    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.

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