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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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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Steinberger Gearless Tuners Chrome, Single Tuner

Chrome, Single Tuner

Item # 5461


Steinberger Gearless Tuners Black, Single Tuner

Black, Single Tuner

Item # 5461-B


Steinberger Gearless Tuners Gold, Single Tuner

Gold, Single Tuner

Item # 5461-G
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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 lbs. (0.23 kg)
    • 5460-B
    • 0.503 lbs. (0.23 kg)
    • 5460-G
    • 0.508 lbs. (0.23 kg)
    • 5461
    • 0.066 lbs. (0.03 kg)
    • 5461-B
    • 0.066 lbs. (0.03 kg)
    • 5461-G
    • 0.066 lbs. (0.03 kg)

Ratings & Reviews

Steinberger Gearless Tuners

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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.

Steinbergers on a Epiphone Les Paul

By Huckball from Copley, Ohio, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 22, 2012

I was a little worried about trying these on a Les Paul because I could not find any reviews of anyone trying them. So I took a chance, and it seems to work just fine. Easy install without any modification.

Best tuning mechanism ever!

By SDFarris from Franklin TN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Over the last 18 months, I have used over 350 of these tuners on my travel banjo product line. They are without a doubt the best tuning mechanism money can buy. They are completely reliable, easy to use, and hold up to extensive use and abuse(OK, I did have one customer break off the post, but that was from an impact). Anyone who says they have to use excessive force to tune or that they won't hold the strings securely is not following the instructions correctly. I use them with strings down to 0.010" with no problems. If you bottom out the clamping knob and it's still not gripping your string securely, just remove the clamping knob/threaded shaft assembly, loosen the set screw holding the knob on the threaded shaft, turn the threaded shaft 1 full turn counter-clockwise, and re-tighten the set screw. That will lengthen the shaft slightly and give you all the string clamping power you need. I will never use a conventional geared tuner again - I just wish they were made in sizes for mandolin and bass!


By Hepburn from New Albany, Indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012

Excellent product, worth every penny! Though there is a slight learning curve to using a tuner with a 40:1 ratio, once achieved it's a joy to use.

I love these tuning machines!

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 22, 2012

I love these tuners, I just wish that they could come up with a 7 string and heavier string guages option...

Not Ready For Prime Time

By Occasional Guitar Builder from Liberty Hill, TX, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 05, 2012

I had high hopes that these would solve the tuning problems I was experiencing with my Firebird. This proved not to be the case - These aren't tuners so much as fine tuners. The initial tuning is largely done by the installer by pulling the string close to pitch via brute force, while simultaneously screwing down the clamping knob (also with considerable force). This is an awkward series of steps to complete, as it requires the installer to apply great forces to delicate components without breaking anything. this exercise works well for the lower 3 strings, but in my experience was an utter failure for the upper three, where the clamping knob was unable to successfully stop the string from loosening during tuning. Even when the clamping knob was turned with pliers, as other reviews have suggested, the string slipped. And on these tuners, due to their limited travel, once the string slips you have to repeat the installation of the string again. After several attempts, I wound up breaking the 2nd string tuner, which refused to clamp an 0.12 B string. My suggestion is that for smaller diameter strings, these tuners need a redesign of the clamping mechanism. They work as advertised for the larger diameter strings, but given their limitations I can't recommend them.


By Franklin's from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I recently replaced a set of these tuners for a customer. At first glance they seem of superior quality in terms of technology and craftsmanship. There are however a few flaws. The mechanism seems quite weak as the customer had broken one. He also broke a string on one, and it doesn't seem like you can get it out! A piece of string is stuck in the mechanism.

I would go with Sperzels if you want a locking tuner. They are absolutely flawless as far as I can tell. I have installed multiple sets and I and my customers love them. The design of the Planet Waves tuners also looks awesome. I have yet to try them out.

Pure Awesomeness

By Etherial Guitars from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 04, 2012

These tunners are the greatest thing since sliced bread! Truly they allow greater design options with their small footprint and sleek looks. More that that they make re-stringing a joy rather an a RSI exercise.

Great service

By China666 from Beijing,China
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I bought a 2007 gibson flying v in Hong Kong for a really good deal. Because they told me that they can't find this tuner and the original ones are broken. I used my iphone and found this website, then took his deal. But I was nervous because I never shopped on this website. The customer service answered all my questions in time and helped me about the wire transfer issues(since I had to do that in China). So that means I got an awesome gibson for an unbelievable price. Thank you Stewmac!

Awesome Improvement

By Guitar and Harmonica Player from Keymar, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 06, 2011

I had these put on my Firebird V11 and the improvement in tuning and general design is incredible! I play in an active working band and these make it easier to get in tune and stay in tune, I would recommend these for any guitar, very easy and quick to change strings also!

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