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D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line

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These precision-designed tuning machine with built-in hardened steel string cutters and individual string clamps are real time-savers. The patent-pending design cuts excess string while you tune, elim... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

These precision-designed tuning machine with built-in hardened steel string cutters and individual string clamps are real time-savers. The patent-pending design cuts excess string while you tune, eliminating the need for extra tools. Individual string clamp securely holds string in tuner, so there is no need for multiple wraps around the tuning post. Rugged die-cast outer casing houses precision-machined 18:1 bevel and worm gears, providing smooth, exact tuning, while virtually eliminating backlash and slippage. The string clamp and cutting mechanism makes the chore of restringing a snap.

FEATURES

Precision-designed tuning machine
Built-in hardened steel string cutters
Cuts excess string while you tune
Eliminates the need for extra tools
Individual string clamp securely holds string in tuner
Rugged die-cast outer casing houses precision machined 18:1 bevel and worm gears for smooth, exact tuning
Eliminates backlash and slippage
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Planet Waves cables are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. Return to D’Addario or authorized Planet Waves dealer for replacement


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D'Addario Planet WavesAuto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome! Timesaver

I play and my two boys(10 & 11) are learning to play on their Squier strat jr's, but the tuners are junk and they got bent during an attempted burglary. Tired of...Read complete review

I play and my two boys(10 & 11) are learning to play on their Squier strat jr's, but the tuners are junk and they got bent during an attempted burglary. Tired of changing strings for three, I found these and they installed easily after I drilled out the peg holes they just screwed right into the mounting holes already in the strat jr. I put light guage strings (9's) on the guitars and at first the B&E strings slipped no matter how hard I tightened but then I realized that on the E, B & G, I needed to leave some slack to give at least half a winding after cutting and before tension started to apply to the string; and after that, I had no trouble at all! Wow these things are awesome! This will save me so much time and so easy to use now that I've figured them out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

B & E string problems real...

First, let me state that D'Addario/Planet Waves customer service was very responsive in trying to address this problem. Guitar Center was great in providing a refund when I returned these. I purchased...Read complete review

First, let me state that D'Addario/Planet Waves customer service was very responsive in trying to address this problem. Guitar Center was great in providing a refund when I returned these. I purchased this set from GC and quickly ran through 4 B/E strings trying to figure out if it was me or the tuners where the problems lay (I'm using .10's btw...not super light strings). After reading online, it quickly became apparent that there were some quality control issues regarding the B/E strings that allowed those strings to slip after fully being "locked" and clipped off. I sent an email to D'Addario/Planet Waves and within 3 days (with no questions asked), I was sent a brand new set of 6 inline tuners. Great, right? Well, not so much. New tuners, same problem. I then "shot from the hip" (hint, hint) with another brand of locking tuners and no problems, so I really don't believe it was an installation/user error issue on my part. I suspect that these are not engineered (although I found no documentation to support this hypothesis) to work well with string trees/retainers used on guitars like tele's and strat's. Despite the quick response from D'Addario and the refund from GC, at no point was I able to get reimbursed for the cost of the strings these defective tuners ruined. This is probably the most negative review I have ever written on any product, but the repeated hassle of installing the tuners, waiting a few days only to ruin more strings, and incurring the cost of replacing multiple strings got to me and I wanted to give others fair warning. I would strongly suggest you consider and try other brands of tuners and would flatly state that these are not worth the risk...clearly they've worked for others, but why have to even worry about the possibility of getting repeat duds like I did? I'll probably try other D'Addario/Planet Waves products in the future, but I feel they dropped the ball on these tuners big time.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lazy guitarist's best friend.

By GuitarMoses

from San Francisco,CA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

These things are just nifty. These were a direct replacement for my strat and it has helped my tuning stability so I can use the trem frequently. I could've went for schaller or sperzel locking tuners but decided to go for these and I don't regret it. These tuners don't require making those wraps around the peg, AND it cuts the leftover string for you. What more can you ask for?

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome! Timesaver

By BillionDollarBaby

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I play and my two boys(10 & 11) are learning to play on their Squier strat jr's, but the tuners are junk and they got bent during an attempted burglary. Tired of changing strings for three, I found these and they installed easily after I drilled out the peg holes they just screwed right into the mounting holes already in the strat jr. I put light guage strings (9's) on the guitars and at first the B&E strings slipped no matter how hard I tightened but then I realized that on the E, B & G, I needed to leave some slack to give at least half a winding after cutting and before tension started to apply to the string; and after that, I had no trouble at all! Wow these things are awesome! This will save me so much time and so easy to use now that I've figured them out.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purely Awesome

By Danny K.

from Roy, Utah

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I love these. I put them on my Ibanez RG120 and that thing doesn't come out of tune no matter how hard I dive bomb. They are also a really great timesaver. I don't have to take a half hour to restring my guitar anymore and use the wire cutters and get stabbed by excess string. I highly recommend these.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty good machines

By BlistersOnMyFingers

from Austin, TX

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I picked up a set of the Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines for my El Cheapo Washburn Strat clone. With the automatic string cutter they make restringing a snap and are certainly better than the junk that was on it originaly. They aren't as smooth as Grovers or some of the other premium machines out there, but the locks are great and they do stay in tune well. One warning if you install these yourself on a non-Fender Strat clone, the holes in the headstock may need to be drilled out. Drilling into maple can be pretty risky since it is a brittle wood and when I did mine the bit grabbed a few times and I was sure I was going to split it (I didn't though!). If you are putting these into anything better than a Garage Sale Special or an axe with sentimental value and have to drill it out, I'd consider having it done by a pro. It they were just a little smoother I'd have given them a 5...

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

B & E string problems real...

By Brian

from Oklahoma City, OK

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

First, let me state that D'Addario/Planet Waves customer service was very responsive in trying to address this problem. Guitar Center was great in providing a refund when I returned these. I purchased this set from GC and quickly ran through 4 B/E strings trying to figure out if it was me or the tuners where the problems lay (I'm using .10's btw...not super light strings). After reading online, it quickly became apparent that there were some quality control issues regarding the B/E strings that allowed those strings to slip after fully being "locked" and clipped off. I sent an email to D'Addario/Planet Waves and within 3 days (with no questions asked), I was sent a brand new set of 6 inline tuners. Great, right? Well, not so much. New tuners, same problem. I then "shot from the hip" (hint, hint) with another brand of locking tuners and no problems, so I really don't believe it was an installation/user error issue on my part. I suspect that these are not engineered (although I found no documentation to support this hypothesis) to work well with string trees/retainers used on guitars like tele's and strat's. Despite the quick response from D'Addario and the refund from GC, at no point was I able to get reimbursed for the cost of the strings these defective tuners ruined. This is probably the most negative review I have ever written on any product, but the repeated hassle of installing the tuners, waiting a few days only to ruin more strings, and incurring the cost of replacing multiple strings got to me and I wanted to give others fair warning. I would strongly suggest you consider and try other brands of tuners and would flatly state that these are not worth the risk...clearly they've worked for others, but why have to even worry about the possibility of getting repeat duds like I did? I'll probably try other D'Addario/Planet Waves products in the future, but I feel they dropped the ball on these tuners big time.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sperzels are better

By Randy

from USA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I have always been a Sperzel man, they say they are the best in the business and I think its true, I have them on every guitar I own except one, My Tele. I thought I would give these a try and although decent I want to list the Pros and cons.everything about these seem to be top notch as far as the 18 to 1 ratio string cutting go. However when stringing my Tele with 9-42 slinkys the B and High E string slipped out of the hole. I had the thumbscrew as tight as I could get It and even gently went a little more with pliers still It wouldn't hold the string. Maybe 10's would work. I am very disapointed in them and may return them. Sperzels cost about $20 more but IMO they are better.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

B String

By Mike

from Gilbert, Arizona

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

Great Tuners...if you like playing with 5 strings. I put them on my guitar, put new strings on, and tightened them up. I don't know what it is, but every time I've done this, the B string clips of (as it should) and then proceeds to fly off. Bottom line is, I cannot play with 5 strings.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Functionally perfect, but can look a little off

By Jason H.

from Atlantic City, NJ

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

What I like: Let me get it out of the way up front, they work great. The tuning ratio is excellent, they feel good, and the locking tuners and string cutting mechanism are very handy (make sure you insert the string on the correct side!). And the price is excellent. A couple things I disike: You have to drill your holes to 13/32 to make them fit, which isn't a problem for many of us, but amateurs could chip some wood on their headstocks if they're just using a hand drill. The bigger issue for me personally is aesthetics. The pole and the locking dial are black on all three versions (chrome, black, and gold). On some guitars, such as those with black headstocks like my Epi LP, this looks pretty cool. On others, such as a standard strat with maple headstock, the black and chrome together can look a little out of place. And the painted-on PW "wave" logo on the locking dial looks a bit cheap and goofy. Purely a matter of opinion, I know (but hey, it's my review). If Planet Waves made a more classic-looking version of these (all chrome or gold throughout the entire product, and maybe etch in or forego the logo), these would be the hands-down best on the market.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Faulty Tuners

By Brian

from Danville, CA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

These tuners are not good. The E and B strings clip and slip right out. I even tried leaving a little slack, as one reviewer wrote, so that after it clipped it would not have so much tension that it pulls out. Nope. Didn't work. I'm returning these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line

By Rick Marquis

from Salem, OR

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I installed these tuners on my telecaster kit because the Gotoh tuners were cheap. I decided on these tuners as they are locking and also cut the string as you tighten up the string. Everything worked great on low E, A, D, and G strings But when I tried to string the B and High E string they would cut off ok but as soon as it cut the string would slip out of the tuner "Whang!" as it pulled out of the tuner. I tried three more strings, E and B, and the same thing happend. The strings are Fender 10 thru 48 gauge. Well, I re-installed the Gotoh tuners for the E and B strings to get the guitar playing again. Emailed Planet waves about the problem and have not heard back from them as of yet. This would be a very good product if the E and A strings would not slip out of the tuner. Don't know if I am going to trust them anymore. Just think, if you broke a string while on the bandstand you could replace it in 30 seconds with these tuners if they would work right. Rick

(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No stars

By Jason Lout

from Pasadena

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

Installed these per the instructions on planetwaves website. Should have been pretty much a drop in solution from what I've researched around the web. These things would not fit in the holes on my LP. Ended up splitting the wood on the fa?ade of the headstock! Don't recommend. Taking these back when I get the chance.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For how long?

By Daniel

from Roy, Utah

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

I installed these on two of my three guitars, and after a few months of having them on I left the country for 2 years. Well, these babies stayed in perfect tune. When I pulled the guitars out of their cases again I plugged them into the tuner to tune them, and they hadn't moved even half a semi-tone, even the one with the tremolo bridge (not double locking). I then grabbed my guitar that didn't have them installed and it was severely out of tune (by about 2 1/2 steps [5 semitones]). I highly recommend getting these on any guitar, NOT just for tremolo. They are amazing. The best bonus is the auto-trim feature (which is what attracted me to them in the first place). It is a HUGE time saver, and you don't have to worry about the strings slipping while installing new ones in. Just make sure you leave at least one half a rotation (of the peg) of string to go off of after it is trimmed, and you will be fine. Like everything else, you just have to know how to use in order for it to work.

 
4.0

Planet Waves Trim Tuners

By IsaA

from houston, tx

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Auto Trim Tuning Machines 6 In-Line:

They are a good set of tuners. The trimming mechanism lets be lazy. Make sure you tighten the locks really tight, specially for the high E and B, because if not they will slip. It happened to me that I tightened the high E's machine too hard, and the rod that holds the string in place got stuck while the cap of the lock came off. Just grab a pair of pliers and take out the rod, and re tighten the rod with the cap. haven't had it happen since. When I put these in to my guitar, it substantially increased the tuning stability.

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