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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 05-09-2016

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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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (44)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Functional (38)
  • Improves sound (17)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), 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 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

    Cons

      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

        Best Uses

          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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          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

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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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                5.0

                perfect upgrade-drop in replacement

                By james -

                from revere, massachusetts

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                  these should come on every fender guitar.

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                  5.0

                  Really nice!

                  By Blueshound

                  from Basehor, ks

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                      Changed guitar necks and the old tuning machines didn't fit the new neck. Got these as a replacement. Very easy install, just drop in and go. The locking mechanism makes re-stringing much faster than before.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Quality Tuners!

                      By Ray

                      from Rouses Point NY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                        I bought these to replace the stock tuners on two of my Mex Strats, they fit perfectly and function very well. One must pay attention in installing these, as three are short and three are longer to apply down force at the nut. A nice F logo on the locking knob is a bonus, and I am very pleased with my purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Great Tuners

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                        By Doc

                        from Tejas

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

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                            Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                            Top Quality...Top rate set of tuners

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