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8 Review(s)
8 Stars
Sperzel Locking Tuners (GT0043)
6 in line sets Staggered Height Tuners. And 3+3 sets (Non Staggered) 12:1 gear ratio. Fits 25/64" (10mm) tuner holes.
*Left Hand 6 in line sets are on a special order basis and available in "Satin" Chrome and Black Finish only*


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 Left Hand
 3x3
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I have used these tuners for about 15 years and you can not beat um ......Really......

So if your looking for quality, this is the one. BRM
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Great tuners - solid, reliable and they do the job. Combine with an LSR nut and some graphite saddles for a guitar that rarely needs tuning.
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An extremely well engineered tuner that is rugged and fairly light weight.
This is one of the top tier brands out there, so if you are thinking of ordering some, rest assured you will not be buying a great product.
It has been a pleasure to install these on many guitars over the years as well as having them on a few of my own instruments and I will continue to use Sperzel tuners.
John C.
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I have had these tuners on 4 of my Strats for about ten years now.
Of the 24 tuners three are now sloppy.

They don't last forever but they're still better than any others I've used.
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I have had these on my Gibson guitars and i never go out of tune. I have refered them to countless people and you cant beat them. I will end up putting them on everything i own. I just wish they came in more creative and flashier styles but i love them.
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The best I've ever used. The speed of replacing the strings alone, is worth it. And if you bend your strings a lot & use the tremolo on your Strat or Gretsch, you will love these. I have them on all my Gibson's & Fender's. I even put nickel Sperzel's on my '59 Strat. I actually play it, it's not in a glass display case & I'm never going to sell it... so I really don't care what the Antique Road Show has to say about it when I'm dead.

Andro
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but here goes -

I ordered a set of open back Sound-Lok tuners for a prototype acoustic guitar that we're developing. I went with Sperzel because we were looking for a lightweight machine with a small footprint (Waverleys wouldn't physically fit) and because Sperzel have a good reputation as a quality product.

After experiencing some difficulty placing the order, I eventually received the tuners. To my disappointment, they are poorly made junk.

There are visible gouges in several of the tuner bodies. Not scratches - actual tool gouges from the milling operation.

The string holes for the Sound-Lok feature are drilled in different locations on EVERY post. And I don't mean slightly off centre, I mean in a completely different location.

The anodising is visibly different across the 6 machines. Anodising can be variable, which is why all the anodised parts for a set should come from the same batch - this is basic quality control.

Finally, the quality of the machining on the gear sets is as poor as on the bodies, meaning that the tuners feel rough to operate. With decent lubrication and time, they might wear in to a point where the action becomes acceptable.

The shame of it is that it's actually a decent design - perhaps the ratio could be higher - but the quality of manufacture is so poor that we threw them straight into the junk drawer. My head luthier actually thought that I had purchased a cheap Asian knock-off, until I showed him the packaging and invoice. Remember - I ordered these from the Sperzel website contact details - not a trunk gypsy.

We ended up going with Gotoh Stealth Tuners on this instrument - a very well made high quality product.

As far as Sperzel products go - Caveat Emptor. The ones that I received looked like they were slapped together from reject parts just to complete an order. I didn't complain to Sperzel - it took 6 emails just to place my order, and life is just too short. I haven't returned the tuners, as I'm in Australia, and International shipping costs make it uneconomical. I'll just chalk this one up to experience.

Cheers,

Mat Meyer
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I have had two sets of Sperzel Trem Lok tuners. I didn't take them apart but they are both junk. I sent a letter to Sperzel and they say to send them in for repair or replacement. I have NEVER seen such crummy tuners. They aren't even and they actually bind and have rough areas. These aren't cheap!
As far as dealing with Sperzel goes they have issues there as well. I asked for a price quote for a specific tuner. I received a reply saying that I could order them. WTF? I asked if they could be returned if I wasn't happy with a new set (as in they turn out to be just as crappy). They told me no, they could only be replaced or repaired. That right there tells you they have many problems.
I hear they used to be excellent tuners. I will go elsewhere and I will send these in. Who knows, maybe they can make them decent. In my humble opinion, you shouldn't have to do that.

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