Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners

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For solid pegheads. Direct-replacement steel-string tuners with vintage-style stamped plates and white plastic knobs

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Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners

Item # 4095
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For solid pegheads. Direct-replacement steel-string tuners with vintage-style stamped plates and white plastic knobs

Nickel plated, with nylon internal bushings for smooth operation. Complete set of 3-left, 3-right include press-fit peghead bushings and mounting screws.

15:1 ratio
1-3/8" string post spacing
11/32"-diameter pegholes required

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    • 4095
    • 0.320 lbs. (0.15 kg)

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Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners

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Good tuners but 

By Ericsin from Ca.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 14, 2014

Work well and look good. seams to be a little inconsistent in tension from one key to another and are very sensitive to small amount of turns, seams more like 10:1.

Fit Like A Glove

By Jim A. from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I bought these to replace a disintegrated set of tuners on a 1958 National Resosonic. They just dropped into place, and I didn't have to install the ferrels, as these tuners fit exactly. Only thing that detracts from the install is that the new tuners look too new - I'll have to stain the plastic to "age" them.

Kluson Replacement tuners

By Mr. Bill Arnold from Fairview, Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I had been given a 1949 Supro lap steel that was trashed both electronically and mechanically. After a quick search here...I found the EXACT parts I needed to restore my newest toy to 100% playing status. Thanks Stewart MacDonald for always being here with the right parts.

3 tuners one plate

By Rob Schnapf from Los angeles
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 14, 2013

These 3 on a plate tuners swapped right out with the old tired tuners from early 60's melody maker. Hassle free and They work great. Boom.

Excellent replacement tuners

By Greg Nelson from Attleborough, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 16, 2012

I ordered these for my 1950 Supro lap-steel as the original buttons crumbled. Decided to replace the whole tuner set rather than just new buttons.
The tuners look just like the original Klusons and fit perfectly.
I decided to retain the original bushes as they were fine, and just used some copper grease as I installed the new tuners. Retained original screws also.
I am in the process of ageing the buttons and tuner bodies just so they look the biz. Very pleased and recommend these highly. Price reasonable too.

Just fair - there are better options for the money

By Dan R from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I purchased these tuners for my 1965 Gibson LG1 to replace the OEM tuners that were badly tarnished, hard to turn, and unstable holding pitch. While the new tuners fit perfectly, I was dissapointed that they aren't any easier to turn and don't hold pitch any better than the old ones.

As a result, I'm taking them off of the guitar - just ordered a set of Kluson wafflebacks from Stew Mac. I would have liked to return this item but unfortunately replaced the white plastic buttons with ivoroid ones before mounting them.

Great tuners

By Beerbelly from Portland OR
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I've ordered two sets of these, to replace stuck or bent originals on a couple of old SGs. I didn't use the included bushings or screws; these were an exact fit into the old bushings, and the screw holes were also perfectly spaced. Nice smooth action, and they hold a tune.

Great Replacement Machines, Easy to 'Vintage'

By Lumpy from Phoenix
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I used these tuners on a customer's 40 year old Gibson LG1. The original tuners were just plain painful to turn. The new machines fit perfectly. I re-used the original tuner grommets. I aged the machines to match the vintage of the Gibson by sanding off the casting lines on the buttons, applying a bit of brown shoe polish, sanding a bit on the plated metal areas and then soaking in Dr Pepper for a few minutes. Added a bit of amber shellac 'splatter' and they looked nice and vintage, to match the guitar.

Missing Tuners

By John R Moret from Baton Rouge
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 07, 2010

I received a Yamaha OM style guitar for repair. It needed new tuners. After taking measurements to ensure fit. I ordered these. The spacing was dead on. The Yamaha tuner holes were a little large but that was easily taken care of.

Old lap steels now in tune.

By Carsten Ingemann from Denmark
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 06, 2010

I replaced the original tuners on a Gibson BR9 lap steel and the original tuners on a Supro Supreme lap steel with the Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners. The replacement tuners fit perfect into the old slots. Now it's easy to tune both instruments into pitch and they stay there even with heavy strings.

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