Double the Deluxe - Double the Style!
We're really pleased to announce our brand new line of
Vintage styled machine heads - starting off with the exceptional Double Deluxe
Built to that timeless formula, with a 14:1 gearing, nut and
washer mounting and moulded tulip heads , these are ideal replacements for most
Kluson® or Gibson® Machine head with the
same fitting system, or as a “vintage modification” to many Epiphone®
Stylistically, we’ve gone for a very simply design all
round, a no bells and whistles approach – just like you’d expect from a machine
head built in this timeless style.
The engraving on the rear of the tuner is in the iconic
striping, and two wider stripes off centre sporting “DELUXE” etched in a plain
font – no “Axesrus® ” branding anywhere to be seen, so they’re absolutely ideal
to be used by Luthiers as well as anyone just looking to fix up their old Les
Paul® or SG®! Nothing turns us off faster than garish, in your face branding on
parts and whilst we live and breathe Axesrus here in the offices – we don’t
expect you to be walking billboards for the brand, so we like to keep things
neutral on the style front and let quality and reliability of the parts do the
advertising for themselves.
The tulip heads, again, are clean and crisp – single build –
with only the one “ring” around the case – cast from green nitrate plastic. These
are going to age up exactly how you expect nitrate to, over the coming decades
of use they’ll significantly darken up, they’ll check and haze – in 30 years’
time, they’ll look 30 years old! You just don’t get that natural patina with
the cheaper versions on the market which use a PVC for the heads.
Kluson a registered trademark all over Europe of Dieter Gölsdorf & Gibson, SG, Les Paul & Epiphone are a tradmarks of Gibson Guitar Corp, and Axesrus make any claim to their marks.
The Double Deluxe line represent that classic machine head, and stick pretty closely to the designs you'll have seen on most Gibson® Guitars today.
However, one thing to be aware of when replacing similar looking,
cheaper machine heads – The Double Deluxe are the real deal, and are built to a
very high standard, as such they have a much chunkier housing and mounting
system. As a result, the will only fit onto a headstock with a 10mm bore hole,
whilst many cheaper machine heads, and as a result, guitars, will be tailored
to fit an 8.5mm hole.
No fancy locking mechanisms or high ratio gearing here either, when we say these things are vintage, we mean it!
Post config - single hole
Ratio - 14:1
Screw mounting - 6 & 12 o'clock
Minimum headstock hole - 9.9mm
Colours - Chrome, Nickel or Gold with nitrate green Tulip heads
Supplied with screw in bushes, washers and screws