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Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing   

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TonePros KB3L locking guitar tuners are 15:1 high-ratio 3 on a side machines with the vintage buttons of the B3 Series in a locking format. B3L serie...Read More

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TonePros KB3L locking guitar tuners are 15:1 high-ratio 3 on a side machines with the vintage buttons of the B3 Series in a locking format. B3L series tuning machines are high tech yet low profile tuners that lock from the top of the post with simple hand pressure. No tool is needed. Special hardened steel post tops on each tuner provide an attractive and easy-to-use locking mechanism.

Kluson KB3L high performance locking tuners are favorites of both top artists and of manufacturers. They feature the classic Kluson vintage back and have a very favorable weight and mass for tone. New TonePros Kluson Locking Tuners provide high-performance and locking tuning stability without the bulky or heavy formats of other tuners. Now you can retrofit your vintage guitar with no modification.

FEATURES
  • 3 per side
  • Bolt bushing
  • Keystone button

Keep your vintage guitar looking vintage while making the tuning a dream. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing

  • 15:1 gear ratio
  • 25/64" shaft size
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KlusonKB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TonePros Improves Classic Design Again!!

These tuners were a "drop in" for my LP Traditional that whent on in 10 minutes and I was restrung in 5. The finish (New Chrome) matched the other hardware on...Read complete review

These tuners were a "drop in" for my LP Traditional that whent on in 10 minutes and I was restrung in 5. The finish (New Chrome) matched the other hardware on the guitar perfectly. Stringing was a few quick twists of the locking nut and done. The gearing did not change from the previous set of tuners and while not really high (15:1) they provided smooth, acurate tuning action.

Now thing to note, I did break a couple of strings (hight E and G) while streaching them after mount so you do not want to touq the locking nut down to hard on the unwound strings.

Other that this these tuners are an excelent product.

Thank you TonePros and Musicians Friend.
They are locking Kluson tuners!!! I'll say that again. OK I wont...

These do not change the classic look of my Cherry Burst LP Traditional AND they are locking Kluson tuners!!!

The keys are a perfect match for the stock tuners, they have a good ratio (15:1) and smooth tuning.

If you think the locking system may look a little strange think again. Once they are on you do not notice them at all and string changes are very easy with the top lock system.

Way to go TonePros!!!
I use TP tuners, bridges and tail pieces on all my LP's and have never had an issue. For these tuners there are no loose keys, no play in the tuner and very smooth gearing. I've tuned it once when installed and have not tuned it yet in a weeks worth of play, they are very stable.

The chrome finish does not look cheap and will most likly last as long as the guitar.

They are TonePros... 'nough said.
Locking Kluson!!! and they are TonePros!!!

I will not be changing these out for anything. Very stable tuning, solid mechanical performance and they look stock!

Great value in my books.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Fit, Marginal Change...except for locking

I replaced the Klusons on my 2007 LP studio. They always seemed kind of a weak link in the gtr. I opted for these replacements as they seemed to be an exact fit-no...Read complete review

I replaced the Klusons on my 2007 LP studio. They always seemed kind of a weak link in the gtr. I opted for these replacements as they seemed to be an exact fit-no drilling. Also," i really like locking tuners as they take the hassle out of changing strings. The tuners seemed almost identical to the ""gibson deluxe"" on the gtr....got me worried they WERE actually the same and would have same issues. Some very minor differences", don't know if they are actually made different. Anyway, installation was a breeze. Only issue was the new screws seemed a little larger than the originals, so i used the original screws....in case, i want to remove the tuners in the future and the hole was larger. All holes matched up, one tuner had a hole that was a little tight for the screw, but in the end no prob. Strung up the gtr, tuned it, stretched strings, retuned and then played..and I'll be damned they held very nice. I did put a little dab of nut grease on the nut and the saddles. Played about an hr and all good. Picked up gtr next day and still in tune!! Played with my band last night and it was in tune out of the case and stayed nicely in tune throughout 3hrs of R n R, with lots of bends and hard playing. Only minor tuneups required.. All In all a nice product and an easy intstall.
A little pricey

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1.0

Not for all vintage guitars-buyer beware

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from Chandler, AZ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

      The description for this item states "you can retro fit your vintage guitar with no modification", but these will not fit into the headstock of my 1972 Gibson without reaming out the peg holes. Customer Service was not very helpful with my return.

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      4.0

      Nice Upgrade

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      from San Diego

      About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

            Just installed these to replace the original tuners on my SSG '61 Reissue. The original tuners would not stay in tune. I'm able to stay in tune better now with these locking tuners, and restringing the guitar is much easier.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great on my Les Paul

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            from United States

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy to install
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast String Change
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Nickel Matched Hardware

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • One Less Worry
              • Practicing

              Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

              I installed the tuners on a Gibson Les Paul Studio 70s Tribute. A Phillips screwdriver and a wrench were the only tools needed. The nickel was an exact match to the original hardware. String changes are now quick and easy. Kluson eliminated the "frustration" factor found with standard and some locking tuners. These tuners keep the guitar in tune longer and perform as advertised. Please note that the tuners are an exact replacement for Kluson style tuners with a bolt bushing. Using these to replace the older "washer" style bushing may require modification.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              They're great

              By 

              from Orlando, FLA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to install
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • No Better Than Originals

              Best Uses

              • Gibson 33 Guitars
              • Gibson 3and3 Guitars

              Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

              I own a 1994 Gibson SG. I am the original owner. A few months ago, I began to notice that my tuning pegs were not as tight as they once had been. I began to shop for new ones. I came across the KB3l. I noticed that they had a mixed bag of reviews. I decided to purchase them and give them a shot. I have had them on my guitar for three sets of string changes. I must say, I love them. They do everything a great tuning peg should. However, if you stretch and wind your strings properly they don't seem any better than a properly working set of original Gibson tuning pegs. Since I was needing new ones I would say that these are a great replacement. I don't feel like I would buy theses as an "upgrade."

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              4.0

              Kluson Locking Tuners

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              from New Zealand

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fitted Straight In Lptrad
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • They Do The Job

              Cons

              • Ease Of Use Ok Only
              • Not As Easy To Use As The

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                Went straight in my Les Paul Trad no problems.
                Not quite as easy to use as Fender locking tuners
                but they do the job.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good, solid locking hardware

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                from Toronto, ON

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                  Bought these as a direct replacement on my LP Trad. I wanted to keep the same Kluson look, and these did it - essentially the same style as the take-offs but with the locking feature.

                  They are an easy bolt-on, provided your existing tuners have the hex nut - took less than 10 minutes in my case.

                  The locking mechanism works really well so far - easy to install the locking nut, does what it's intended. Read a review somewhere that the locking nut on top of the posts were "hard on the eyes" - barely noticeable in my opinion, they look fine, and very happy with them.

                  Finally, ordered these using MF's concierge service, and they were very helpful. I have a music store literally down the road, but their service doesnt even come close to MF.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  ugly

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                  from broken arrow oklahoma

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                        Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                        I installed these on a epi les paul studio, they fit perfect. I have to use vise grips to get the small strings tight enough so the string does not slip, wish I did not make this purchase! They are hard to look at as well.

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                        4.0

                        not direct replacements

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                        from Florida

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                          I'm not sure what all guitars these will be a direct replacement for. However look at your current tuners. If they have a washer and a hex shaped nut on the face then these will fit with no modification. If you have round rings only you will need to boar the holes out. Use a very fine bit and set the chuck very low so you don't damage the headstock. I would recommend them if you don't have to do modification or if you don't mind paying a professional to do it. Gibson tuners never seem to stay in tune. These make all the difference.

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                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          "I was shipped an unmatched set"

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                          from Botswana, Africa

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Unhappy Guitar Player

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                          I was shipped an unmatched set. Hope to take it up with M.F. and see if they will resolved my problem.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Better than the originals

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                          from Schertz, Texas

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                          Pros

                          • Improves Sound
                          • Keeps Strings In Tune

                          Cons

                          • Not Look Like Originals

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kluson KB3L Keystone Locking Guitar Tuning Machines - 3-Per-Side Bolt Bushing:

                            I love these. The original tuners on my '65 ES-335-TD never kept the strings in tune very well. Had to constantly re-tune after every song. These tuners lock the string even after putting on a new set. They may not look exactly like the originals, but they are much better.

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