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Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads   

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Set of 6, chrome finish, Fender locking tuning machines (used on the American Deluxe Series guitars)....Read More

Available 06-10-2016

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Set of 6, chrome finish, Fender locking tuning machines (used on the American Deluxe Series guitars).


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FenderDeluxe Locking Machine Heads
 
4.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (45)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Functional (39)
  • Improves sound (18)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (17), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Drop-In replacement for MIM Cabronita!

In a world with a lot of guesswork surrounding replacement parts, proper fits, and innacurate specs, it was wonderful to get something that was a perfect fit. These were a perfect, drop-in...Read complete review

In a world with a lot of guesswork surrounding replacement parts, proper fits, and innacurate specs, it was wonderful to get something that was a perfect fit. These were a perfect, drop-in replacement for the stock tuners on my new MIM Fender Cabronita. Installation took 5 minutes of work with a hollow tube nut driver (and that included removing the stock tuners). I've done 2 string changes since, and the pins / locking mechanism is as good as any locking tuner I've used in the past 21 years (generally Sperzels). Smooth and accurate gears. Expedient string changes. Staggered, so you can get rid of that string tree if you want and remove another friction / potential binding point. The break angle over the nut is not nearly as dramatic as with the bent steel tree, but the angle is absolutely sufficient and honestly the original angle was (IMO) putting too much pressure on the nut and without lube (e.g. Big Bends Nut Sauce) I could see that being a nasty binding point as well. So, these tuners are not only convenient, but definitely help the overall functionality of the instrument. Great and worthwile purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Closed holes?!

The 3 treble-string tuner holes are filled with chrome! I wish I had discovered that before I installed them (and back when I bought them). So far I have been unable even to...Read complete review

The 3 treble-string tuner holes are filled with chrome! I wish I had discovered that before I installed them (and back when I bought them). So far I have been unable even to drill the chrome out. Seems like a major quality-control oversight. Advice: Inspect them before you install them.On the plus side, they were easy to install on a strat knockoff--no adjustments needed (other than clearing the chrome out of the holes!)

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5.0

I Have bought multiple sets !

Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

Great quality for a low price well worth buying I have purchased 6 sets so far and will continue to use them on all of my Guitars my keepers and my re-builds, They drop right in my Fender Guitars smooth as silk !

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5.0

I would buy this again.

By Lory

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

These are the best set of tuners I have. Need to go ahead and get some for my Tele.

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5.0

Great purchase

By Jason

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

So far so good. Put on a Warmoth neck and headstock for a MIM Strat project. Used to gig the other night. Stayed in tune

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4.0

Good, reliable tuners for a strat!

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By Murry the guy

from Cedar Park, TX

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

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      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      I wanted to get a nice set of strat tuners and hoped these would work. They went on easily and work as well or better than most strat tuners.

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      5.0

      I have these on my newer Strats

      By Artgtr

      from Wurtsboro, NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Changing strings on this Strat!

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

        These work great for changing strings fast & easy! I bought this set to change out the Vintage machine heads on a MIM Jimmy Vaughn signature Stratocaster. There is going to be some drilling involved, I have to drill the 2 locating pins for each machine head & I will have to also drill a small amount on the back of the headstock because the barrel is a small amount larger. This is all on me, I decided to change from the vintage tuners, but I believe it will make the guitar more enjoyable to play because of the ease of being able to do a fast string change. It is an improvement for the guitar.
        Like others have said 3 tuners are taller, they are for the lower strings & the shorter ones are for the higher 3 strings.
        This should make the guitar more playable, & more enjoyable. The original tuners worked fine, I just wanted to change them out. They definitely are a more quality machine head, than the vintage tuners!

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        5.0

        A snap to use.

        By Rick

        from L.I., NY

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

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          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          Took me less than ten minutes to replace the standard tuners with these locking tuners.
          Dropped right in to my Mexican strat. Only tool needed was a small wrench.

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          5.0

          Good stuff

          By VB

          from Sonoran Desert

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

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              Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

              Excellent tuners and a drop-in replacement on an American Standard Strat neck.

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              5.0

              Fantastic machine head, same as used on Tele Deluxe

              By Jimco58

              from Lancaster PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                  I purchased these to replace the machine heads on a Telecaster HH that i recently bought. Fender uses these locking tuners on their deluxe models, I own an American Standard Deluxe Telecaster as well and I really like the speed in changing strings that these tuners give you. They are a direct replacement and are just about impossible to install incorrectly

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                  5.0

                  Great Stable Tuners

                  By Joe from Johnstown PA

                  from Johnstown PA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Quick String Changes

                  Cons

                  • Pricy Unless On Sale

                  Best Uses

                  • Upgrading Your Stratocaster

                  Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                  These tuners are great. They are easy to install, they keep your guitar in tune for days, they hold the guitar's tuning after violent string bends, and are a great upgrade from regular American Standard tuners. I frequently purchase parted out American/Custom Shop/Artist Series Stratocaster necks and bodies and re-assemble them to make 'custom' Fender guitars to my own preferences in color, neck shape, pickups, etc. I always use these tuners on those projects because changing strings is so easy---just unscrew the back of the tuner a turn, feed the string through the hole, re-screw the knob on the back of the tuner to firm it up and tune up your guitar. You can restring your guitar in a matter of minutes with no fuss. Pretty simple product but works well. I've seen these tuners priced high per set in stores and on line. MF had a sale though and I stocked up for future projects. If you do that, these are worth it. Enjoy.

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                  5.0

                  Does the job!

                  By Mitchb

                  from Columbus NE

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                    Obviously great product! Very impressed with the shipping speed for standard shipping! Thanks musicians friend!

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