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Set of 6, chrome finish, Fender locking tuning machines (used on the American Deluxe Series guitars).

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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 27 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (3)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Excellent Tuners

These tuning keys dropped right in my Made in Mexico Strat without modification. Not only are they locking but they are also staggered. I did not really notice a difference in tone but they...Read complete review

These tuning keys dropped right in my Made in Mexico Strat without modification. Not only are they locking but they are also staggered. I did not really notice a difference in tone but they make changing strings a breeze. These are a must upgrade for any strat.

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Not great, but better than nothing

I wanted confidence when using my tremolo bar on my American Strat, so I installed these locking tuners. The locking tuners are not great, the locking nuts on my Ibanez/Floyd Rose systems...Read complete review

I wanted confidence when using my tremolo bar on my American Strat, so I installed these locking tuners. The locking tuners are not great, the locking nuts on my Ibanez/Floyd Rose systems keep my strings in tune even after some violent tremolo use.
These locking tuners are fine if you want to keep the standard strat nut configuration. But even a half-step down on the tremolo will cause problems.

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5.0

AMAZING!!

By salsbury

from richmond indiana

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      Replaced my aftermarket locking tuners with these factory Fender locking tuners and couldn't be any happier..

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      4.0

      Good Tuning Keys - Must Drill Extra Holes for Squier Tele

      By Geochrim

      from NY, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Not Easy to Install

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      I have a Squier Tele Custom and upgraded the stock tuning keys with these. So far, they look great and are a vast improvement. HOWEVER, be warned that if you have a Squier, you will probably have to drill two extra holes in the neck per key to install them properly (12 holes, total--took me about fifteen minutes). Fender didn't make these for dropping into Squiers. Unless you have a headstock that isn't very valuable or you are very good with power drills, be careful.

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      4.0

      Fender Locking Machine Heads

      By Jaxon

      from Ft. Worth, TX

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trying To Correct Proble

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

        Just installed. Took advice from a former review and made sure I installed the shorter heads on the lower strings. Since they are thinner it puts them lower to the frets. I hope this helps my running problems. I will review again after a few weeks.

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        3.0

        Not great, but better than nothing

        By jj

        from San Mateo, CA

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        Pros

        • Easy to install

        Cons

        • Locking Nuts Are Better

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          I wanted confidence when using my tremolo bar on my American Strat, so I installed these locking tuners. The locking tuners are not great, the locking nuts on my Ibanez/Floyd Rose systems keep my strings in tune even after some violent tremolo use.
          These locking tuners are fine if you want to keep the standard strat nut configuration. But even a half-step down on the tremolo will cause problems.

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          5.0

          Worth the Investment

          By Edward

          from Athens, OH

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          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          I?ve replaced the tuners on my two American Standard Stratocasters with these locking machine heads. As a preforming guitarist, I like the faster string changing speed, stability and build quality they offer. Installing them is a breeze and they fit perfectly. However, no instructions are included so I would caution the novice to pay attention to the lengths of the tuning posts before installing. Three machine heads have shorter posts. These are for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd string tuners positions. The machine heads with longer posts should be placed in the reminding 4th, 5th and 6th holes. This keeps the strings angled downward past the nut and thus, minimalizes buzz. Oddly, the video Fender features on its website doesn?t address this point.

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          5.0

          Tune Away Your Tuning Problems

          By Elio

          from Tampa, FL

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          No matter what I did I still had problems keeping my strat in tune when I used the whammy bar. A brand new tusq nut, a Super-Vee Mag-Lok tremelo stabilizer, (don't waste your money folks), and new string trees. Nothing worked. Then I broke down and bought these. My tuning problems disappeared. Now I can whammy away all day and only have to fine tune after having used the tremelo for quite some time. Having tuning problems? Trust me, these babies will fix the problem!

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          5.0

          Nice

          By Vincent smith

          from anna tx

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          They sure are purty!! n they work good.

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          5.0

          Do It!

          By Jason Murphy

          from Chicago

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          Just went through a pretty intense Hot-Rodding of my MIM Strat. Threw these tuners on as the icing on the Cake. I've never used locking tuners before, but these are great. They seem to hold the tune very well despite HEAVY use of the whammy bar (I also replaced the bridge and the nut which helps as well). Of all of the upgrades I have done to my strat, this was by far the easiest, you could easily do it during your next string change. One thing nobody else has mentioned: there is a minor problem built into every strat/tele neck. In order to prevent excess vibrations and hold tune there needs to be a sufficient angle between the nut and where the string contacts the tuner (most guitars have a bent back headstock to create this angle). This problem doesn't typically cause issues for strings 4-6 because of how close they are to the nut. Because the angle between the 1st and 2nd strings is very small on fenders, they have installed a small widget to pull the strings down and make the angle bigger. That leaves string number 3 causing unwanted buzz every time you play it open killing your sound and sustain. (Grab your fender and play an open G if you don't believe me). These tuners sit shorter on the headstock, which effectively eliminates this problem.

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          5.0

          Perfect upgrade

          By Joseph Magsayo

          from Bay Area, California

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          I recently purchased an American Standard Strat and immediately upgraded the tuners with the Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads. Even with deep whammy dives on a regular basis the Strat stays in tune very well. Totally satisfied. I recommend this simple and inexpensive upgrade to anyone with a Standard. I plan on putting the stock Standard tuners in an old non-whammy Squire I have laying around.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great upgrade and look good

          By John K Jones

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

          I put these on my MIM Strat and the look and work great. As mentioned in other reviews, they don't come with instructions. I went to the fender site and got the information there. What is nice is that they are a staggered height (tallest at the low e, shortest at the high e) An easy upgrade!

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