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Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners   

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You're guitar will stay in tune without locking nuts by using Sperzel's 6 In-Line Locking Tuners. Plus, this hassle-free hardware improves tonal resp...Click To Read More About This Product

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You're guitar will stay in tune without locking nuts by using Sperzel's 6 In-Line Locking Tuners. Plus, this hassle-free hardware improves tonal response. The In-line models feature staggered tuning-post height, eliminating the need for string retainers.


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Sperzel6 In-Line Locking Tuners
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than most

I have Sperzel's on all five of my electric guitars. I am in a touring band with a national album, and have a few other side projects as well. I change my strings...Read complete review

I have Sperzel's on all five of my electric guitars. I am in a touring band with a national album, and have a few other side projects as well. I change my strings for every show so my Sperzels get plenty of use. Also I used to apprentice for a well known San Diego repair shop who's clients included Jewel, Stone Temple Pilots, and any big name musician rolling into town. I learned how to correctly wind a string on regular tuners, so you need not take a grain of salt with my review. Locking tuners are great for quick replacement. I recently replaced a set of strings on a guitar with regular Grover tuners on it and my carpal tunnel flared up after 30min of working on them. Speed Winders are a must for non locking tuners! Locking tuners are just 1) insert string into peg hole 2) pull string tight 3) crimp the string 90 degrees towards the inside of the headstock 4) lock the tuner 5) cut off excess & tune up to pitch. This usually takes about a minute per string if that. If you have more than one wrap around the tuner you are using the tuners incorrectly. The pros about these tuners-My first set were a gold plated (shiney not matte) set on a strat copy, and I let a friend borrow it who left it in the room with his indoor pool. My tremolo ended up pitting massively and so did the Sperzels, but once I cleaned them up they were in better shape than the after market gold tremolo. Additionaly, most people don't know you can dissasemble the tuner and switch a 6 inline set into a 3x3 set, or lefty set for that matter. The tuner's build is ambiguous to direction, so if one day you have them on a strat and then need them for a Les Paul, you don't necessarily have to buy a new set (maybe just new buttons). Lastly, the pin design is great--no additional offset screw holes for the headstock. Offered in Chrome, matte silver, black, gold, and matte gold. If you are really into colors, they offer blue purple, red, green, etc.The cons about these tuners-there is a plastic washer between the button and tuner and I have found that sometimes these get worn down unevenly and they can slip when tuning up. Perhaps a metal washer could change this. One other review mentioned the pin being stuck in the headstock after removing it. I had this happen once, but I remedied it with a pair of pliers. But I agree this is poor design, but if you pre-drill a hole this should not be a problem. The thumbscrew is slightly difficult to turn as the edge is somewhat sharp compared to the Schaller.I recomend these tuners to people who play often (the stay at home person might as well leave their stuff stock) who's guitars are equipped with stoptail/hardtail, or non locking tremolo (especially Bigsbys). I've never used these on my acoustic and I wouldn't see any point using it with double-locking tremolos with a locking nut.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dependable, dependable, dependable

I/ve put Sperzels on all 9 of my electric guitars simply because of the quality of build and pure physics. All these locking tuners do is put pressure on the wound string so...Read complete review

I/ve put Sperzels on all 9 of my electric guitars simply because of the quality of build and pure physics. All these locking tuners do is put pressure on the wound string so it won't slip. This allows you to tune your guitar even with new strings and not have to worry about string slippage and going out of tune. After "locking" the tuner to the string, you just tune as normal, turning your tuner knobs. As with any new set of strings, you must stretch the strings from side to side a couple of times, but this stretching is not from the tuners, but rather from the ball end of the string shifting at the bridge. Once you've done that the guitar will stay in tune no matter how many times you bens strings. That's been my experience and it has been very consistant.

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5.0

My third set. Been using these tuners for twenty years.

By Guitar Picker

from Port Charlotte Fl.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

      The best locking tuners on the market

       
      4.0

      I have these on all of my guitars.

      By OlRokr

      from Mobile, AL

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      Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

      This is the first in-line set of Sperzels I have purchased. I have them on all my other guitars and love them for speed of string changes, fast stretch out, and tuning stability on gigs. Only reason this set didn't get a 5 is that upon opening the package, 2 washers were missing and the package was open. I'm sure MF would have made it right, but I didn't have the time to return it and wait for a new set. My tech found a couple that would work and has almost finished a custom Tele for me. I'm sure these will perform as well as all the others I have. You can't go wrong with Sperzels!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Premium Tuners

      By Craig

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Excellent Quality

      Cons

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          Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

          Excellent tuner upgrade. I installed these on a G&L Fallout Tribute in the afternoon, played a gig that night, and my tuning has never been more stable. The staggered height allows removal of string tree(s) on Fender style guitars which also helps with tuning stability. These tuners have a single center pin on the back so some drilling may be required for installation.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not good for Baritones

          By Desert Thunder

          from Massachusettes

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

              These are great for standard tuning, however they are terrible for baritone tuning. After I installed them I couldn't restring my guitar because the lowest string would not fit through the tuning peg. Really disappointed about that. If you want to put a heavy set of strings on your guitar like 13s or 14s, don't buy these tuners. Even 12s where barley fit.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              in tune for day's

              By crazy_ls_90

              from Bedford, IN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Customer Service
              • Sleek Look
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Had A Tuner Malfunction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                These were recommend to me by a good friend and fellow musician. Very good tuners and a great price. I did have one tuner malfunction on me. I called sperzel directly and they replaced it no problem.
                I put these on a custom telecaster and I couldn't be happier. Still gave 5 stars since it was no hassle replacing the single tuner.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Tuners!!!!

                By Paul W

                from Springfield Illinois

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                  These are great tuners. I am using them in place of a locking nut on a Floyd Rose and they work fantastically.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sperzl Lock-Tuners (Staggered)

                  By hippiekarl

                  from Pahrump, NV

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Gearing
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Look Great
                  • Simple To Install

                  Cons

                  • Might Need String Trees

                  Best Uses

                  • All Your 6-in-line Guitar

                  Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                  I had these factory-installed on my Custom Shop Carvin (non-staggered, 2+4 headstock), and love them. I never used to snip my string ends...now I squeeze the lock, two wraps, and I'm strung up. *Snip* These are so good I put them on two guitars I just put together, an f-hole Tele hybrid and a black korina/bubinga Strat. The Tele, sad to say, needs string trees after all. The 'shorter-as-they-get-farther-away' tuner shafts just don't quite provide enough angle at the nut to not need them. My 'B' string sounds a little dead open. It's a beautiful walnut neck/stock (and I was happy to think I wouldn't have to put trees on it), but that's the way it is....as lock-tuners, though, they're still the best for my money whether you still need trees or not.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good investment for a guitar

                  By aaron

                  from Cleveland, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                    I have used Sperzel locking tuners on all of my guitars for years. It is usually one of the first things I do when buying a new guitar.
                    The thing about locking tuners is that they don't necessarily help your guitar stay in tune better. They more or less make changing strings a lot faster and easier. Having a good nut and adding graphite to the nut slots is what helps keep a guitar in tune best IMO. As far as improving sound, I am not sure about that either.
                    Bottom line is they make changing out strings fast and easy and they look better than most stock tuners. Buy these if you want to change strings in about 2 minutes time versus 10-15 minutes.

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good tuners, Don't over torque!

                    By MeanHead

                    from Colorado Springs

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                      I got a set and over-torqued 2 of them during install. This broke the cast thread. Had to order a whole new set as they dont do individuals.

                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      DON'T BUY THESE

                      By HappyCamper

                      from North Hollywood, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional
                      • The Pins Get Lost
                      • The Pins Get Stuck

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sperzel 6 In-Line Locking Tuners:

                        THE PINS GET STUCK. THEN YOU CAN'T GET THE STRING OUT. USELESS!!! I hope the "custom size holes" that were drilled into my strat can take regular tuners cause I'm switching to Schaller.

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