Steinberger Gearless Tuners

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Improved string locking and 40:1 tuning ratio! Steinberger's unique "straight-through" tuner has no gears, and an astounding 40:1 tuning ratio for unparalleled accuracy.

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Steinberger Gearless Tuners Chrome - Set of 6

Chrome - Set of 6

Item # 5460
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$99.98

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Steinberger Gearless Tuners Black - Set of 6

Black - Set of 6

Item # 5460-B
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Steinberger Gearless Tuners Gold - Set of 6

Gold - Set of 6

Item # 5460-G
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$149.98

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Improved string locking and 40:1 tuning ratio! Steinberger's unique "straight-through" tuner has no gears, and an astounding 40:1 tuning ratio for unparalleled accuracy.

Straight string pull eliminates winding. The locking knob on top secures the string to prevent slippage. String installation is fast and easy, and the tuning action is impressively smooth. Set of 6, instructions included.

Single pin mount keeps tuner from rotating, no mounting screws needed.
Requires 10mm (13/32")-diameter pegholes.

Minimum headstock thickness: 9/16" (14.30mm)
Maximum headstock thickness: 43/64" (16.89mm)
Maximum string gauge: 0.060" (1.52mm).


Product Instructions

Steinberger Gearless Tuners Installation Instructions

How to assemble and install Steinberger Gearless Tuners.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5460
    • 0.512
    • 5460-B
    • 0.503
    • 5460-G
    • 0.508
    • 5461
    • 0.000
    • 5461-B
    • 0.000
    • 5461-G
    • 0.000

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Really clever innovation

By Hccarey from Arlington va
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 26, 2014


I have a "travel guitar" with a small headstock. It's a fine guitar but when fretting chords down at the first fret (Fmaj7, B9, etc.), my hand would always be hitting the tuning keys. These tuners eliminated that problem, with the added virtue of much much greater tuning stability and precision. The guitar stays in tune better and tuning is a pleasure: no backlash, no hit or miss back and forth. They are easy to install and highly effective. They have a sleek look. Very impressed.

FYI

By AM from Hollywood, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 12, 2013


I LOVE these tuners. I wish there were another discount for orders of more than 3 sets. At 10+ sets or something. Anyway, so you know, you can fit a 0.70 string in these (as pictured here).

New tuners=transformation

By gbopdlux from Va Beach,Va
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 02, 2013


Recieved the Black Steinberger Gearless Tuners within 7 days of ordering but just got the time today to refit my "76" Firebird. The instructions are not totally clear and/or complete but I am mechanically inclined so no biggy after a little tweak here and there. Difficulty for DIY 6 of 10. It's the RESULTS that are A-Freakin'-Mazing....this headstock heavy guitar and those danged stock banjo tuners made this guitar less than an enjoyment to play much less restring for the past 30+ years. Today I have a Brand New Guitar!!!! Stupid easy to tune, no more strap over the upper rear bout to hold the guitar in place and I believe the sustain has improved because of the increased down angle as the strings leave the nut. By all means if you own a Firebird put these tuners on it like yesterday BTW Steinberger ya'll need to put a hex key in the package.

Steinberger Gearless Tuners Wow

By Steinberger Gearless Tuners Wow from Carthage, TX USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 15, 2013


I was recently having tuning issues with my USA Fender Telecaster and discovered that two of the factory tuners had gone bad. I wanted a change and went with the Steinberger Gearless Tuners. They were easy to install per the included Stewmac Instructions. Installed a new set of strings and the tuning fun started. I done a quick tune and run through the intonation and she's never played better and she stays in tune. This are very tuners and give your guitar a unique look. Thanks Stewmac for offering another great product.

stable tuning, teflon washers to reduce friction!

By andrew gosline from cambridge, ma, usa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 03, 2013


I used these tuners in a headless conversion. The plastic washers that come with them appear to be something like glass filled nylon. When approaching pitch, and especially on the wound strings, the tuners were hard to turn and have a lot of stick-slip friction. For applications where you can really grab each knob, it may not be as much of an issue, but for my application where the tuners are in a shallow cavity through the body of the guitar, smoother operation is preferred. To solve this, I made a set of Teflon washers to stack on top of the nylon washers, and that made a huge difference in the smoothness of tuning. I am not sure why anyone would use these tuners in a solidbody electric guitar, as there are so many good options for locking tuners that have a high accuracy. On the E and B strings, I usually have to do the tuning operation twice, due to string stretch. For banjos and 'unique' creations, though, these tuners are really cool and effective. For instance, I really enjoy the feel of a headless guitar, with the tuners located behind the bridge. It makes for a very well balanced instrument. The pictured TOM-style guitar has been chambered, and weighs a svelte 5.8 lbs. You can hardly feel that weight over your shoulder, and the neck does not 'dive' at all.

Steinberger Gearless "banjo style" Tuners for Firebird = WONDERFUL!

By WarwickT from Hong Kong
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 20, 2012


I successfully ordered 2 x set of these wonderful Steinberger Gearless "banjo style" Tuners for my two (2 x) Gibson Firebird V guitars (1995 and 2002 models) from Stewmac.

These Steinberger Gearless "banjo style" Tuners are excellent replacement for the original Gibson banjo style tuners found on the reissue Gibson Firebirds V's.

I replaced the original Gibson banjo tuners because several of the tuners on both Firebirds seemed to have their internal gears possible stopped and could not be fixed. I found that the tuners tha worked seed to be sloppy at best maybe due to wear and tear over the years.

I also found that the original Gibson banjo style tuners became very very hard to to tune exactly even after some time worked on by a professional luthier.

Ordering, shipment and receipt from Stewmac: very fast, efficient and easy. The Steinberger Gearless "banjo style" Tuners arrived within 3 days here in Hong Kong. Excellent indeed.

Implementation: Steinberger Gearless "banjo style" Tuners are very easy to fit. Just need a 8mm socket to the existing tuner holes in my Gibson Firebird V's.. no pressure worked great.

WARNING: make sure you R.T.F.M (read the ) excellent documentation from Stewmac before you go ahead. DONT try and disassemble the tuners!!

Workflow: very very fast to replace a string. Simply after feeding through the bridge , pull string through the tuner hole as tight as you can with your hand. No need for pilers BTW. The use the coarse 'T" clamp to lock it down. Use finger tight only. it will not slip at all. The finally use the finger thumb wheel under the tuner to fine tune it. Its so easy!

Coolness:
a) very fast to replace a string
b) very fast to tune compared to legacy tuner types
c) no need to "guestimate"/allow the length of string for wrap because there NO wrapping!
d) very fine tuning because of the high ratio 35:1 (?) compared to the legacy tuners 5:1
e) they look so cool too! (I have chrome ones)
f) they are very strong and tough and will not ever need replacing and won't wear as far as I can see.
g) very good if you change strings a lot. Luckily I use D'A EXP's and they last a lot longer than the non coated ones for me!
h) excellent for constantly changing tunings (open for example).. very very quick

Warnings:
a) NEVER/DONT try and pull the tuner apart (the centre and the stem). These are press fitted. Sure you can pull them apart but they may not be so easy to use after you do this.. so just dont. There's no need
b) watch out that you DONT LOSE the TEFLON bush (washer) used between the fine adjustment and the tuner. The tuner will become rather unusable. I think a tiny bit of adhesive on the static side by7 Steinberger would have fixed this.. please take note.

Summary:
- highly recommended by me for replacement of ye old legacy Gibson Banjo Tuners for the Firebird V series and you're not a stickler for "original parts" . (same for other I imagine)
- very very good service from STEWMAC to me here in Hong Kong.

Keep up the good work Stewmac!!

Awesome Tuners

By Dion Hobson from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 09, 2012


Best value for money... once these babys went onto my Tele it gave it a fresh new look, easy to instal and very accurate on the tunning... Thanks to the team at Stewmac for great service and delivery.

A different fix!!

By Mo from Vancouver, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 11, 2012


In studying the various options to repair the broken headstock on my SG, I decided to make it into a headless, using 3 of these tuners along with 3 of the originals. There was a small learning curve to make these tuners work, due to no instructions whatsoever (my only complaint as a first time user). I noticed that "Not Ready For Prime TIme" (who gave a 1-star review) had the same problems I did, but sadly, he didn't notice the set-screw adjustment to fix that problem. After a bit of messing around, I was able to make the necessary adjustments. It's now a one-of-a-kind SG, and I love it!! The cost of the total fix was less than 15% of neck replacement, and I never have to worry about breaking the headstock again!!! I received the set with one tuner missing the alignment pin. Stewmac was very helpful, and sent another right away. Granted, I was only using 3 of them, but now, I can do a fix like this for some other unlucky Gibson owner.

Precision Tuning!

By CJ Beuhler from Saskatchewan, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 05, 2012


I've used these tuners exclusively on my builds for over three years now. Everyone who tries them, wants them on their guitars. At last, accurate, stable tuning!

Changing strings

By Bruce Macie from Niagara Falls,n.y.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 29, 2012


If your high strings slip,you can adjust the clamping knob. Loosen the set screw on the knob and back it off 1 or 2 turns, re-tighten the set screw. This info is not in the instructions.

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