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Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines  

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On Sperzel's 3&3 Trim-Lok 3-Per-Side Tuners, the string posts have graduated heights, and the tuners feature a 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, metal ...Read More

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Ideal for tremolo guitars.

On Sperzel's 3&3 Trim-Lok 3-Per-Side Tuners, the string posts have graduated heights, and the tuners feature a 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, metal knobs, and threaded peghead bushings. 3/8" pegholes required.

FEATURES
  • Graduated post heights
  • 12:1 ratio
  • Sealed lubrication
  • Metal knobs

Order today and set your guitar up to stay in tune.

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Sperzel3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good stuff, could cost less

Will buy more. That says it all!
I now have 2 sets of these and they are all they claim to be.They hold a tune very well. and make string change a lot...Read complete review

Will buy more. That says it all!
I now have 2 sets of these and they are all they claim to be.They hold a tune very well. and make string change a lot faster. The fact that you have to drill a hole in your guitar for the set pin is not so great, but if you have half a brain you can do i with out alot of effort. Just be very careful to get the allignment of the pin hole precise, or you will end up with wonkus tunners.

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LACKING ACCURACY TUNING DOWN

MY HX: For 45 yrs, Shaller has been the most refined in tunablility, with accurate downtuning, e.g. No slack or play in tuning buttons. This is not the case with these....Read complete review

MY HX: For 45 yrs, Shaller has been the most refined in tunablility, with accurate downtuning, e.g. No slack or play in tuning buttons. This is not the case with these. there is a consistant play,or slack when downtuning before engaging.
This after rechecking and adjusting the tourque of the tuners to the headstock of a new Gibson SG.; AND also played with the obvious features like tighness of lockscrew and screw for the buttons tension,but no decernable differences noted to those setting adjustments. I also resetted the tuners to headstock to be sure- no difference.
another case of bad form,at least on Gibson-the peg on the back of the headstock needs to be drilled .002 mm from the position of the stock tuner setting holes in the back of the headstock, so even if old holes are filled,it is likely the new drilling will slip/retrack to the old holes.If the peg or a setscrew needed to done; one at an offset angle would have been a non-issue. I am going with Grover locking at 18 to one ratio.
GOOD: they do lock and maintain tuning with less than 1/2 turn of the peg; and they keep in tune.
Not able to accurately tune down a semi tone.

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4.0

good tuning stability; bad accuracy

By skeletor

from eunice, la

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

These tuners feel well made and do their job well enough, but theres a bit of play in them while tuning. Not that easy to be precise with them. Had a guitar with epic tuning issues. Plastic nut that would bind a lot and damaged tuners. Replaced the tuners with these first. No help. It was all in the nut. So I bought a graphtech tusq xl nut. No more binding and better sound. Still not able to tune accurately; although it does stay in tune well enough once its there. Good tuners are a big deal on a guitar without a locking nut. I recommend looking for something with better tuning feel.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

LACKING ACCURACY TUNING DOWN

By iamet2

from IL

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  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

      MY HX: For 45 yrs, Shaller has been the most refined in tunablility, with accurate downtuning, e.g. No slack or play in tuning buttons. This is not the case with these. there is a consistant play,or slack when downtuning before engaging.
      This after rechecking and adjusting the tourque of the tuners to the headstock of a new Gibson SG.; AND also played with the obvious features like tighness of lockscrew and screw for the buttons tension,but no decernable differences noted to those setting adjustments. I also resetted the tuners to headstock to be sure- no difference.
      another case of bad form,at least on Gibson-the peg on the back of the headstock needs to be drilled .002 mm from the position of the stock tuner setting holes in the back of the headstock, so even if old holes are filled,it is likely the new drilling will slip/retrack to the old holes.If the peg or a setscrew needed to done; one at an offset angle would have been a non-issue. I am going with Grover locking at 18 to one ratio.
      GOOD: they do lock and maintain tuning with less than 1/2 turn of the peg; and they keep in tune.
      Not able to accurately tune down a semi tone.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Must For Any Guitar

      By pokechop

      from texas

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

          I have sperzels on my ESP DV8 and love them, so when I ordered my Les Paul Prophecy I had to order sperzels to go with it. After installing using the screw holes that were already there from the grovers I realized the tuning was backwards. The sperzels have the stabilizing peg towards the top instead of the bottom.
          Easy fix I found online to reverse the tuners.
          so before you install them be sure to check the winding direction. After I reversed the tuners they worked great like they always had on my ESP DV8.

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          3.0

          works well/ but seems cheap

          By Dean

          from Ohio

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          • Functional

          Cons

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              Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

              I had these on a custom shop strat I bought in the early 90's. they worked very well. so when I bought a les Paul with tuning issues, this was my first fix. The quality feel with these doesn't seem to be up to par. they are working, but a few seem to feel a little (graveley) when turning them. they helped with the tuning , but I feel that these may not last. do reaserch before buying..maybe they have a better quality ones on the sperzel site?

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              2.0

              Maybe it was poor quality control but...

              By zack

              from kentucky

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                due to all the rave reviews on these tuners I decided to buy them, I must have gotten a bad batch I hope because I couldn't believe what all went wrong. for starters and this one is me complaining but why is the brushed chrome more expensive than gold or black, normally its the opposite. I bought these for my ibanez because after 4 years the stock tuners were wearing out. the first problem was that one of the washers was missing out of the package. the second, none of the nut threads would line up with the post threads. if i wanted to get them on they would cross thread and lastly, on one of the tuners the lock wouldnt come down so that I could get a string through it. I took it back the same day and decided to just be patient and order the black chrome. I really hope the product I got was just a bad one out of the crop because I would think a product this expensive would be better quality. I will have to wait and see when I get the new ones

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                5.0

                sperzel tuners

                By Pig Doctor

                from Mobile, AL

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                Pros

                • Easy to install
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                Would be nice if mounting stud matched up to original tuner's screw hole, but not a big issue for most players.

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                4.0

                Great So Far!

                By Kevin Scott Hughes-0W4C5

                from Seattle

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                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                  I needed to drill small holes for stabilizing wrist pins. Some people might want to have a tech do that.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Stability

                  By Hanssterling

                  from Mexico City

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                    I Have Sperzel on several guitars i cant say any other thing but great things about this tunning machines i really hate lock nuts dont like how they look dont like to open them with allen wrench and close them even when i love floating trems, this sperzel really change all that is just as simple to insert your string lock them tune it and thats it it will keep your guitar in tune despite wheather changing conditions, transportation etc.

                    when you re playing recording or practicing it will keep your guitar in tune even if you pull your trem all the way down.

                    even for guitars that doesn't have tremolos it will keep your tune stable and always have peace of mind about it.

                    Note: they don´t use standar holes so you will have to drill to put this in most guitars.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good stuff, could cost less

                    Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                    Will buy more. That says it all!
                    I now have 2 sets of these and they are all they claim to be.They hold a tune very well. and make string change a lot faster. The fact that you have to drill a hole in your guitar for the set pin is not so great, but if you have half a brain you can do i with out alot of effort. Just be very careful to get the allignment of the pin hole precise, or you will end up with wonkus tunners.

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                    5.0

                    Rock solid reliability

                    By Valve Basher

                    from Wherever the bus stops

                    Comments about Sperzel 3+3 Trim-Lok Tuning Machines:

                    Let me start by saying, I love Sperzel tuners! I've been a semi-pro musician for over 30 years. I've tried Grover (my second choice in tuners by the way), Schaller, Planet Waves, etc., and none of them are as solid and reliable as the Sperzels. I have a set on a 1990 G&L S-500, that have been in constant use since I got the thing. They have never failed to function properly and never needed any repair or replacement. Don't be fooled by complaints about the 12:1 ratio, just be patient and you will get used to it. Trust me, I can change a broken string with these in less than one minute! Great when you're in the middle of a set, or song for that matter! When I decided to make my SG Standard a real useable working man's axe, The Klusons were the first thing to hit the spare parts bin, to be replaced with a set of Sperzels (followed closely by the bridge & tailpiece switched for TonePros) . My SG (a very sentimental gift from my father), joined the ranks of my G&L and other gigging guitars. Solid as a rock and every part working and useable.
                    How many features can a tuning machine have?
                    As opposed to the fit and finish of the other brands, these things have always been flawless. They are a bit tricky, and feel a bit rough at first, but they break in quickly and the action gets very smooth after just a bit. The feel of the satin chrome finish is nice as well, and gives you a good positive grip on the knobs. Grover, and others, tend to feel slick and my old fingers slip on them a bit. The locking knobs are knurled, but narrow, which would be my only complaint. This still is no problem because there is plenty of grip there to get the job done!
                    Something this reliable is worth every dime!

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