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Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set Gold  (Open Box)
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Hipshot's Grip-Lock Guitar Tuning Machines hold your strings tight for positive, accurate tuning. Ultra-smooth action, Set of 6 covers your guitar's bass and treble strings.

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Hipshot6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Solid, Stable Tuners

I purchased a set of these to upgrade a Squier CVC Tele and am extremely pleased. These tuners cut a substantial amount of time off of restringing my guitar and provide excellent...Read complete review

I purchased a set of these to upgrade a Squier CVC Tele and am extremely pleased. These tuners cut a substantial amount of time off of restringing my guitar and provide excellent stability...my guitar stays in tune for weeks at a time now. The gearing on these tuners is massive and the thumbwheels are comfortable to tighten. These seem to be an over-engineered product as they are beefier and more substantial than any other tuners I've had (including Grovers). I liked these enough to order a 2nd set and doubt I'll ever need to replace them. As a bonus, Hipshot aligned the screw holes to fit a vintage style Kluson screw hole (although this uses the wider 10mm opening of more modern tuners), so you don't have a lot of unsightly screw holes in the back of your headstock. I liked these enough to order a 2nd set for my other electric and were just as pleased with the installation and performance on it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be careful about "open box"

According to the item description, I thought I was getting 3+3, instead I received 6 in line.

Also, it was not clear that these were returns and should be considered...Read complete review

According to the item description, I thought I was getting 3+3, instead I received 6 in line.

Also, it was not clear that these were returns and should be considered factory seconds.

Lastly, because I used PayPal, Musicians Friend won't exchange. They'll give a refund, but that will take 2 weeks.

The Hipshot tuners are fantastic. Just don't buy "open box" if you want the real deal.

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5.0

Best tuners I've ever used.

By Ryan The Vairguy

from Topeka, KS

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

      I've used a lot of different tuners on the market. When i went shopping for a set last time I stumbled upon these and decided to try them on my Tele Deluxe. They are without a doubt the best tuners I've ever used. Not only is their operation smooth like butter, they are significantly less bulky than Sperzels or any of the similar to Sperzel locking tuners on the market. I bet these weigh almost half as much and functionally they work fantastic. I can't recommend these enough for someone looking for locking tuners for any kind of guitar. I think I may get a black set for my HM Strat!

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Be careful about "open box"

      By ModalMartin

      from Claremont Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

      According to the item description, I thought I was getting 3+3, instead I received 6 in line.

      Also, it was not clear that these were returns and should be considered factory seconds.

      Lastly, because I used PayPal, Musicians Friend won't exchange. They'll give a refund, but that will take 2 weeks.

      The Hipshot tuners are fantastic. Just don't buy "open box" if you want the real deal.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Replacement for a Squire Strat

      By Jon Stenber

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

        I replaced the cheap original tuners on my Squire Bullet and it plays and sounds like a guitar 10x the price. One note, you will need to enlarge the tuner peg holes. Buy a reamer for a few buck and it takes about an hour to replace them.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        They do their job and do it right

        By ragamuffin

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Very Precise

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

            Best tuners I've tried. They turn really smoothly and can be tuned very precisely due to the high 18:1 ratio. The locking feature allows for quicker string changing and more stable tuning, especially on when using a tremelo. These will be my go-to for any future custom guitar builds tuning machine upgrades.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality tuners

            By Guitar Geezer

            from Big Bear City, Ca.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Smooth And Tight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                I have these tuners in crome installed on a Tele with a Warmoth neck. They work very well and I like the way they look. I ordered this set in black for a new Strat build with a Warmoth neck also. I'm very happy with the quality of the new tuners except for the washers. The washers for the bushing are larger diameter and very thin and flat. The black finish also scratches off the first time the bushing nut is tightened. I replaced the washers with Fender finish washers and they look much better even though they are now crome. This is a small detail and I know I am very picky, but I still like these tuners and I will use them on other guitars in the future.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                silky smooth

                By MustangsOnMyMind

                from Aptos, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                    I bought these for my Pawn Shop Mustang build project. They replace a set of Sperzel open back friction lock tuners that were hard to turn and were grippy. The Hipshots have a 18:1 gear ratio [nice!], very smooth turning and the locking mechanism is efficient and easy to use. The guitar is now much easier to get in tune and stay that way. After measuring it seemed that there wasn't quite enough room for them to fit on my short headstock. Todd at TK music suggested installing them at a slight angle pointing to you. This allowed plenty of room for the tuners and a more ergonomic position for your hand. I think these are for 6 in line[Fender style] guitars but the MF web page does not specifically say that. Be sure you order what you need, 3+3 and 6 in line atr NOT interchangeable.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Machines

                    By Stephen McClellan

                    from Northern Ca.

                    Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                    Bought these to replace the stock tuners on my Gibson Les Paul Studio, not because of tuning issues but to make changing strings easier ( I hate string winders! ). They look and work great, lock the string in and tune and off you go after giving the string a couple of tugs to strech it in. Only problem was with installation, the locking knob won't let you get a good seat on the positioning screw with the screwdriver and the positioning holes didn't line up quite right so I had to "fudge" the screws in. Minor issues but still issues. Other than that, perfect!

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great value....super tight, well made tuners....best I've seen...

                    By Gary Nelson

                    from West Liberty, Ohio

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                    Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                    been playing since the 70's....have had many guitars...these are the best for the price...
                    uh,,,I put them on my 3 + 3 schecter....work great...stays in tune,,,maybe in Columbia they don't....study more before commenting....
                    perfect
                    oh come on...can't beat this price...

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent tuning machines

                    By /Y/

                    from Philly

                    Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                    Just put these on my telecaster. Great tuning stability, and once you go 18:1 you won't be happy with anything else. It's not often you see open gear tuners on electric guitars these days but it doesn't seem to be any problem here. These are fairly light weight (nice) with shorter posts than traditional. Highly recommended!

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love my Hipshots

                    By Shadowboxer

                    from Western Mass.

                    Comments about Hipshot 6GLO Grip Lock Standard Locking Guitar Tuning Machine Set:

                    I have a couple of sets of these Hipshot Locking tuners and will likely buy a third set for a parts strat in the works. Very smooth, locking works perfectly, 18:1 ratio is nice for fine tuning (and is similar to the tuners on my acoustics). I like them as much as, or more than, my Gotoh 510's. No idea why one respondent couldn't get them to work; they are dead simple to install and use and, as another reviewer said, seem over-engineered, if anything.

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