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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 25 reviews)

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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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4.0

Fender Locking Machine Heads

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from Ft. Worth, TX

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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

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    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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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the Investment

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      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

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      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

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      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!

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      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

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      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

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      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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      5.0

      tuners

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      from Woodland Park Colorado

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      The tuners purchased give the fit and function I was looking for. My only complaint was no instructions, Information regarding the difference in size would have been helpful

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW

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      from Carmel, NY

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Locking Machine Heads:

      These tuners should come standard on all Fender guitars. Just put these tuners on my American Special FSR Stat. I was a little disapointed with the guitar not staying in tune. They are inexpensive, easy to install, look great, increase sustain, make it easy to change strings and most of all they keep your guitar in tune!!!!

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