Fender Locking Tuners

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by teledandan, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. teledandan

    teledandan NEW MEMBER!

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    I have a 2013 Squier Affinity Tele (string-through, made in Indonesia, purchased as part of a guitar/amp package). I love the guitar, but it wouldn't stay in tune. I just replaced the stock tuning machines with Fender locking tuners (0990818100)—$49.99 at Sweetwater. They weren't drop-in perfect (I had to carefully drill 12 small holes for the positioning posts, but it wasn't hard, and boy do they make a difference. Tuning is rock solid! Makes me see my Affinity Tele in a whole new (and vastly improved) light!

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  2. VWAmTele

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    I put them on my Cabronita - which was a drop in switch - rock solid tuning and negligible weight differential.
     
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    I love Fender’s locking tuners. Much easier to restring
     
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  4. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    The string can be played out of tune and locking tuners will keep them that way. What a good idea.o_O
     
  5. DougM

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    They take about five minutes to install on any American or Mexican Fender guitar with modern, not vintage, style tuners with the two guide pins, and no screws holding them on the back of the headstock, as it's the screw in bushing around the post that holds them on. I put some on my Am Pro Strat, and as I said, it took about five minutes to take of the old tuners and put these on. Good stuff, and priced right too.
     
  6. CavalierX

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    What? You are kidding right... ;) they can still be tuned. The STRING is locked into the TUNER. The Tuner is not locked.... it makes it really easy to restring and use less wraps on the tuner, therefor there is less string to stretch or be effected by atmospheric elements like temperature. :)

    They aren't bullet proof or fool proof but I like the couple of pairs I have. Lots of people think they are gimmicky, but they do have an application. In the end I find the vintage style split head tuners very stable and easy to restring also. I did put a pair of these on an Affinity Strat though and they made a big difference over the stock tuners and are very easy to resting. GL
     
  7. Tonetele

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    Yeah, I was kidding.
     
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