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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

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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
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (40)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Functional (34)
  • Improves sound (17)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Concerts (16)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (15), 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

Great Stable Tuners

By 

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!

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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

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    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!

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      from Basehor, ks

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      Pros

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

      Cons

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          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!

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          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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            from Texas

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                Top Quality...Top rate set of tuners

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                5.0

                Good Easy DIY Upgrade

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                from NJ, USA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                    I hate winding strings. These were a direct drop-in replacement for the standard tuners on my 2015 Fender American Standard HSS Shawbucker. I think it took me all of 10 minutes to swap them out. Since I'm cheap I was even able to save the new strings I had just put on there - I just unwound them, clipped them a little and fed them through the holes - clamp, clip, snip, done. They add a bit of weight to the headstock but the guitar still feels well-balacned and does not neck dive.

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                    5.0

                    Wow! These heads make a huge difference when using tremolo!

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                    from Winston-Salem, NC

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

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                        I usually never used my tremolo on my 1990s American made strat because it would go out of tune even if I just lightly used it. With these heads I can now use even with some pretty deep bends and it comes back into tune. I immediately bought another set for my other strat. I think it's the single best improvement you can make for your strat.

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                        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Something Strange Happend

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                        from Mid America

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                          I have never seen anything like this. I mounted these in a Tele and the installation went fine. My problem is that three of these tuners shafts are short by .100". which makes the strin hole just under the bushing. Totally unusable/

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Flawless transaction

                          By 

                          from Boston MASS

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

                          I easily found the parts I needed. Ordered them and they arrived in two days.This was a flawless transaction.

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