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Economy Covered Gear 3+3 Tuners

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Economy Covered Gear 3+3 Tuners

About This Item

Inexpensive tuners are a quick and easy way to get your guitar up and strummin' again.

• 14:1 ratio
• Fit 5/16"-diameter pegholes
• Press-fit bushings and screws included
• Set of 6
• Chrome


Installation Tips

Bushings: We recommend the #2061 Bushing Reamer (.328" diameter) to cut a clean, accurate counterbore for a professional job. Fit the press-fit tuner bushings correctly so your tuners will work smoothly.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1711 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.50 bit) for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.


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    • Weight
    • 0935
    • 0.4030 lbs. (0.18 kg)

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5.0

Economy Tuners

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These were for a cheap acoustic I use for camping, holding tune just as well as my expensive tuners.

That why I buy my supplies here

Joe

3.0

will do the job well.

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bought these for a guitar project and are great and economical as well.

2.0

You get what you pay for.

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Make no mistake, these are cheap for a reason. I knew that when I purchased them. The rating isn't a reflection of whether the product was misrepresented or not but more of a representation of the actual quality.

I bought them because a customer had a cheap Alvarez 12 string acoustic with one of it's tuners in an unusable state. Not only did these tuners looked like a direct replacement and were about the same quality as the originals but even had the same screw hole locations.

They were cheap enough that the customer went ahead and approved replacing all the tuners so I ordered two sets (12 string). They all installed perfectly and looked just as advertised but one of them did have a gearing issue. At a certain point it would bind up and the tuning peg wouldn't turn. You can force it past that point and the tuner will continue to work again until it binds up and you go through the process again. It will tune the string but it's an obvious problem. In my investigations, it appears that the gear that drives the worm gear was slightly damaged (manufactured incorrectly) and made it through the QC dept undetected.

I pointed this issue out to the customer and explained that StewMac would be happy to replace it if he wanted to wait. Ultimately he didn't care though (because he knew it was a cheap instrument) as long as it worked well enough to tune the instrument.

4.0

Easy Install and look's great

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Got these in the mail Thursday and installed them that very night in about 45 mins.
The neck on my semi-acoustic build has a peghead with 8 mm peg holes. Just a small amount of reaming by hand with a drill bit (do not use a hand held electric drill please) made it so I could press the supplied bushings in by hand. The rest was just as easy.
These tuner's look to be of good quality for the price. Lookin' good!

5.0

Great Value

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I have been installing these tuners on custom made dulcimers. I like the clean, simple look of these tuners and find that they operate smoothly. The gears seem to be have a better fit than other economy tuners that I have used.

5.0

Great replacements

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Just installed these on my 30yr old Les Paul copy guitar fit great even the new grommets fit and look great

5.0

Lots of bang-for-the-buck

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My middle-school son bought a "beater" electric at a swap meet, and it played so well he abandoned his original plans to make it decor, he's customizing it as a "player" now. Its mismatched machines were shot, and I got him this set as the birthday equivalent of a "stocking stuffer." Perfect for this context, and they're of surprisingly high quality.

5.0

Economy Covered Gear Tuners

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I have built 13 dulcimers in the last two years. These tuners have always been of exceptional quality. Installation is simple; operation is flawless.

5.0

Worked for me

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I was replacing the tuners on a Conrad LP knock-off. Tuners were worn and needed replaced. I measured and compared to specs provided, just didn't notice that the mounting tabs were on opposite corners to mine. So I used the gears out of the new ones and rebuilt the old ones. Now the originals look original and work great. I lucked out. Great buy from StewMac.
MrDana

4.0

Economy tuners

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After 34 years, the tuners on my first guitar, a '79 Alvarez 5914, were getting a tad cantankerous, so I ordered a set of the Economy Covered Guitar Tuners; they looked right, and the price was right (if they last another 34, I'll pop for the Waverley's then). I was thrilled when they arrived; they looked right in the catalogue, but side-by-side I'd be willing to bet $5 Federal that they were made on the same tooling as the OEMs - exact match. At least on the tuners themselves; got the old ones off & discovered that the new bushings had a thicker wall - just to the point of not going in. Lacking jigs, reamers, drill press, or funds to acquire them, I ended up reusing the old bushings. Not ideal, but better than freehanding with a hand drill. Other than that, it went without a hitch, and I love the result; the G once again rolls smoothly to pitch, instead of jumping in fits and starts. I know it's probably psychosomatic, but the tone even seems richer. Are they an engineering marvel? No. Does the quality surpass expectations for the price? Absolutely!

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