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Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing   

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TonePros Kluson KB3 guitar tuning machine was inspired by today's professional guitarists who want to retrofit newer guitars for vintage mass and tone. Now even older instruments that have been modified can be returned to a more vintage weight and mass. TonePros now makes this possible with high technology and quality, with a new 15:1 Tuning Ratio, quality gear components, and the tightest tuning feel of any tuner of this format. TonePros Kluson B3 tuners fit any guitar with 25/64ths large hole/bolt bushing format without modification. B3 series tuning machines come with the same vintage Butterscotch Keystone buttons of the 33 series. Expect improved tuning performance with vintage appearance. 16:1 gear ratio, 25/64" shaft size. Retrofit your vintage guitar with no modification.

FEATURES
  • 3 per side
  • Bolt bushing
  • Keystone button

SPECIFICATIONS

KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing

  • 16:1 gear ratio
  • 25/64" shaft size
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KlusonKB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone Pros Kluson Deluxe Tuners TPKB3

By B

from Evans, GA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

    Originally Gibson used Kluson on its vintage guitars. My '47 L7 archtop has Kluson and they still hold tune. I question the fad of changing out for (those other tuners). That caught on like the bird (finger) back in the seventies and is still going today. Unfortunately alot of instruments were ruined in the process. These new Kluson TPs are the best and and most innovative solution/upgrade and aesthetically superior to (those other) tuners. Part: TPKB3

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A big improvement

    By Axe Dude

    from the Black Hills of South Dakota

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Extremely Smooth Action
    • Functional
    • I Love The Looks Of These
    • Improved Neck Balance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

        The neck of my Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant was a little neck heavy.
        These new tuners solved that along with the cool vintage look that I was after.
        I needed to drill a small starter hole for the additional screw on each tuner, but it was no big deal.
        I have these same tuners on my Gibson VOS 1959 reissue ES-175. They came stock on it so I knew what I was buying.
        Highly recommended!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great tuners, great warranty coverage

        By moosie

        from Connecticut

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        Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

        I love my Cherry Gibson 335, but loathe the heavy, ugly Grovers. These TPKB3, nickel finish are so much better.

        Some might say you can't tell, but I notice the weight difference (these are lighter, allowing the headstock to resonate more).

        The color is good -- butterscotch. Not the ugly green you see elsewhere. The feel of the buttons, the ratio, how amazingly smooth and tight these are. Just perfect. And they stay in tune just fine. Tonepros all the way.

        I did have a problem, though. The D string tuner gear is stripped/jammed. The part is defective, as these are only a couple months old, and the guitar is treated like a baby.

        I called Tonepros, and it was the best customer service I could imagine. First, the guy who picks up the phone sounds like an experienced player. Very straightforward. Yep, he says, it doesn't happen often, but sometimes a bad one gets through. He asked for my mailing address, the exact item, and which side of headstock. Shipping right out. He didn't want the old one back -- "We believe you!". And he said that even if I had damaged it, like dropping the headstock, bending the shaft, Tonepros would take care of it. Can't ask for more than that.

        I just ordered a second set to replace the locking Grovers on my Les Paul Standard.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice upgrade

        By Broke Amp

        from Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

            These worked with no modifications on my 2001 SG Standard. Heavier than OEM and gears are much smoother. Nice upgrade and stays in tune better.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fast and Easy

            By Goes211

            from Plano TX.

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            Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

            These machine heads are a little expensive, but Tone Pros make the best after market parts on the market. Put the black ones on my Les Paul,along with the Tone Pros bridge and aluminum tail piece. Wow, what a serious upgrade to the tone and overall sound. Plus, in all black it just looks great. Worth every penny. They are a breeze to change, and stays perfectly in tune.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Replacement Tuners

            By Strat man

            from Boston

            Comments about Kluson KB3 Keystone Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

            I just installed these tuners on my 2009 Gibson SG Classic. They were a direct fit replacement and the tuning action is nice and smooth. The tuning keys themselves are not the "puke green" that some people hate. The washers that were included were a bit thicker than the Gibson pieces so I stuck with the Gibson piece. The supplied screws were also just a hair smaller than what was alread on the guitar so they didn't fully tighten. Not a big deal just don't throw away your old hardware if you're going to use these as a replacement swap. Overall a nice product and worth the money.

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