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Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons  

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The Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons are made to the same quality standards as the originals. All-nickel closed construction and vintage styling provide that luxury, classic feel ... Read More

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The Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons are made to the same quality standards as the originals. All-nickel closed construction and vintage styling provide that luxury, classic feel to your guitar's headstock. They'll spiff up an older axe and make tuning a pleasure. Set of 6.

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GibsonModern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tuners

I was looking to replace my stock tuners on my LP 100 and was looking at the Sperzels and other high dollar tuners when the guy at GC pointed these out to me. I...Read complete review

I was looking to replace my stock tuners on my LP 100 and was looking at the Sperzels and other high dollar tuners when the guy at GC pointed these out to me. I was really skeptical as they are under 40 bucks but they were a breeze to install and they will hold a tune all night. The night I installed these along with a new set of 9 guage slinky's my band had an out door show and I only had to once (before we started). I was amazed because it was about 90 degrees outside and humid as hell and the tuning didn't budge. Well worth the money!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty bad

I go into guitar center and pick these up for 75 bucks, come back home and install them where i had to widen the holes to insert the pegs, the rest was easy....Read complete review

I go into guitar center and pick these up for 75 bucks, come back home and install them where i had to widen the holes to insert the pegs, the rest was easy. These didn't come with any instruction but you really don't need any, but these are as bad as the factory set tuning pegs that my guitar came with. I don't know why other reviews say these stay in tune, these cant even handle a little simple string bend without the string slipping. It goes out of tune within 7 minutes without bending strings, it doesn't go horribly out of tune but gets gradually worse.

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5.0

Great quality, easy to install, looks and works great

By CRuSH Fanatic

from Los Angeles

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

    I am an early stage beginner. Never modified my guitar before. The reason i went with these is they are Gibson official product and they fit my Les Paul perfectly without drilling any holes. They look great and perform better than the tuners my LP came with. Couldn't be happier

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love these

    By Jojo Bean

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Great cost.

    Cons

    • Hard to find product
    • Requires boring out to fit on an epiphone.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

      I'm really surprised that these aren't more readily available.

      I have an Epiphone that I call my Gibson killer. I've put Tim Shaw pickups in it w/ nickel covers. And I wanted to change out the pearlized tuners for a nickel tuners in the original key shape, to complete the look.

      It's surprisingly hard to find. I can find the groover tuner look all day long. But the key shape. Takes a while to find. GC doesn't always carry them. And they're virtually non existent from Gibson or Epiphone. Even though they used to come on the old Customs. But when I did find them they were 30% off. Go figure.

      I haven't installed them yet. But I know I will have to bore out the holes to make them fit.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very cool upgrade.

      By Kevin

      from Cincinnati

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

          I bought these for a 2013 Gibson SG 50's Tribute with came with perfectly fine kidney button Grovers, but I thought these would look cooler. I was right!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Got Rid of G Force

          By Barry

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              Bought a 2015 Gibson SG which would have been my favorite guitar but it came with G Force tuning. These nickel machine heads look great, make changing strings a snap and I think they actually improve the sound of the guitar. Now this is my favorite guitar!

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Pretty bad

              By Dylan Figueroa

              from Elgin Illinois

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              I go into guitar center and pick these up for 75 bucks, come back home and install them where i had to widen the holes to insert the pegs, the rest was easy. These didn't come with any instruction but you really don't need any, but these are as bad as the factory set tuning pegs that my guitar came with. I don't know why other reviews say these stay in tune, these cant even handle a little simple string bend without the string slipping. It goes out of tune within 7 minutes without bending strings, it doesn't go horribly out of tune but gets gradually worse.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exact replacement for my SG tuners

              By Dave Kramer

              from Chicago, IL

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              I recently went to my local GC and bought pickups, pots, knobs, and an output jack for my 1981 SG Firebrand. While I was taking the strings off, I realized I should have bought tuners, too. These are the exact same tuners I had on the guitar, so I didn't have to do any drilling. They were a snap to install and since they're not 29 years old (have I really been playing guitar that long?) they look FANTASTIC. Best of all, like one of the other reviewers said, they hold their tune as well as more expensive machine heads. If you have a Gibson with Grovers (that's what these are) and you need to replace them, forgo the pricey models and keep your guitar "stock" with these.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Installing and admiring

              By dave (badie) martin

              from Vienna, Virginia

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              This was the last to the upgrades to a Gibsion SG. The quality and ease of installation got me up and playting in no time. Thanks to the staff at Fairfax and the quick delivery. Replace those 480 series pick ups with Burstbucker Pros and also add the bibsby B5 trim. good deal for under 1K.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Grovers R Great

              By Shepherd

              from VA

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              You can't go wrong with these machine heads. Every Les Paul should have these installed. They sure save a lot of head aches with tuning and they look amazing too.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons

              By Allan

              from PA

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              Very well made tuners. Holds tune with no problem whatsoever. Installed it on my Epi Dot along with Tone pros neck and bridge. Installation was a breeze with no modification. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to upgrade their tuners.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good bang for the buck

              By dr gonzo

              from Seattle

              Comments about Gibson Modern Nickel Machine Heads with Metal Buttons:

              One of the cheapest and best upgrades you can do for your guitar. I installed them on my Ibanez artcore as73 and other than having to drill a pilot hole slightly to the left of the original they installed quickly and with ease. It's easier and quicker to tune and it stays there.

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