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Locking Tuners

Locking Tuners

Locking tuners are one of the more recent significant innovations in the field of musical instrument tuning gears and bring real benefits to electric and acoustic guitarists.  Though they are simple in concept and name, we’ve found that there can be some confusion about what exactly it is they do, how they work, and what they are for.  And specifically, what they lock.  First, though, let’s state what locking tuners do not do.  They do not lock your guitar into

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Tuners and Tuning Machines

Tuners and Tuning Machines

Traditionally, tapered friction tuning pegs made of hard wood were carefully fitted into matching holes on the headstock.   This is still the case with violin family instruments and traditional Flamenco guitars.   However, as metal working techniques improved during the Industrial Revolution mass-produced reliable tuning gears or “machine heads” appeared, offering easier and more accurate adjustment. Tuning Machines – the Twelfth Fret Tuners and Tuning Machines Friction Tuners You’ll recognise a friction tuner right away – they are the standard part

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