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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Locking versions of the classic oval knob, stamped housing tuners found on vintage Fender® guitars. For 6-in-line pegheads.

6-in-line locking tuners that are the perfect upgrade for old or new Fenders with "Kluson-style" tuners — they're a direct retrofit!

These fine reproductions feature old style stamped gear housings, but have modern improved 15:1 gearing for smoother, more precise action.

All sets include mounting screws and round press-fit peghead bushings. Peghole spacing is 4-11/16" (119.06mm). 11/32" (8.73mm)-diameter pegholes required. Please note that 3 of the tuners have a green decal on the back of the machine. These 3 machines have a smaller diameter string hole, and are to be used with the unwound (G,B,E) strings.

Nickel.


Installation Tips

Bushings: We recommend the #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" 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 #1713 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.44 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.


Use #2062 Reamer to install these bushings:

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String Mounting Instructions for Locking Guitar Tuning Machines

Instructions for stringing Locking guitar Tuning Machines.

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    • 0.3530 lbs. (0.16 kg)

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5.0

Best locking tuners I've ever used.

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And I've tried nearly all of them at one time or another. Beside the fact that they look nearly identical to the real vintage Fender machine heads, their locking mechanism is ingenious: no tools, screws or other separate string-locking mechanisms are involved. Simply slide the string into the hole (which in this case is vertical, not horizontal like on the originals) and turn the tuner until the string is taught. Snip off the string ends and tune. What could be simpler? I love these and plan to replace all of my Fender-style tuners with these lockers. A must-try unless you prefer bigger turning ratios, which are these tuners' only downside ù and a very minor one at that.

5.0

Perfect Replacement

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These tuners fit perfectly in the existing holes and using the original trim collars and screws. Made the tuner replacement into a simple task.

4.0

look great but hard to turn

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I got these for my Tele parts-o-caster which is mid-60's inspired. As much as possible, I am choosing parts that have a vintage look but with modern functionality. These tuners are just the ticket! I had no problem installing them, drill the right size holes and you won't break the screws. My only issue with these tuners is that they are very difficult to turn. Fortunately, since they are locking, they don't need to be turned very much. Maybe there is a way to lube these suckers.

5.0

Classic vibe with modern stability.

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Awesome smooth locking tuners. They're tricky to get the string through, especially on the low E. It takes some messing around to get used to it. But they look and function great. Be warned, drill correct sized screw holes. I snapped one. And, if installing in 10mm holes, you need conversion bushings. The ones for sale here do not work. They still leave a little room around the shaft. The ones from another supplier work perfectly though.

5.0

Great Upgrade

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I didn't use the screws or the bushings provided. I just swapped out the tuners only on my Classic Vibe and it worked just fine. I love the look of vintage style tuners, hate the function and changing of strings. This is the best of both worlds and so much nicer!

4.0

Good tuners, horrible mounting screws.  Make sure they fit your pegholes.

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Great tuners although I'm still wondering how to make them fit correctly on my MIM Deluxe strat. The pegholes are slightly bigger than the bushings supplied with these. Granted, that's not a knock on the tuners, but be sure what you have on your headstock before purchasing these... they're not a true retrofit for EVERY strat with vintage oval tuners.

What I can say about the tuners is that they are very attractive, pretty much identical to the Fender branded stuff. The action is very smooth. They install very nicely although be careful of the mounting screws, they are crappy and so if you're installing them on a new headstock with no holes make sure you pre-drill the holes for them or the heads will break off when you install them.

5.0

Nickel lockers

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I think they work great. Very happy

5.0

These Tuners Rock!

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I was very skeptical on buying these tuners because of the terrible reviews on the screws that came with them. I had NO problems with the screws at all! These tuners are rock solid - I thought there would be a little play in them also but there's not. Great Tuners!

5.0

great tuners

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Awesome precise, feel good/look good tuners.

Only down side (I am being pick here) is that the top piece can completely come off making it a risk for them to get lost. However, if you have these tuners in a guitar and there is no strings, you are doing it wrong :)

4.0

Let me tell you the truth about this!

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Regarding poor screw, at least for my case.

I install it into my American Vintage '62 reissue.
You know, the screw that came with this tuner is about 2 mm longer than original screw in my strato. I also try to install new screw but, it was hard to set it down due to that 2mm, I suggest you that need to drill extra 2 mm for this new screw, if you don't then screw may break at last minute. so as I don't like to drill into my guitar, I just reuse my fender screw. so no issue at all.

And regarding Tuner Bushings, Gotoh's tuner post and Bushings was narrower than Fender's one, so if you need to keep current Bushings in Fender. Gotoh new tuner's post may have more gaps. so I removed Fender Bushings and install Gotoh's Bushings, it was more fit with Gotoh post. but, Still Gotoh Bushings was a little small than Fender's tuner hole, so Finally, I add some paper tape around Gotoh Bushings to make it more fit into tuner hole. Yes, Still it needs some manual touch but I'm happy with this locking tuner than original tuner for tuning.

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