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Hipshot "Vintage Griplock" - Chrome- Set
Hipshot "Griplock" Machine heads - Set - Vintage Size

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Our vintage style Guitar Tuner Upgrade Kit is specifically Designed for vintage or vintage style guitars with 8.5mm headstock holes and press in bushings. With other modern tuners, you will have to drill your headstock holes out to 10mm.

Now you can take advantage of the technology behind our Grip-Lock™ Closed tuners in a non-staggered post configuration

The tuner kit includes:

  • 6 Hipshot Grip-Lock™ Closed tuners in chrome.
  • Available for 6 In Line
  • reach nuts
  • washers
  • Free UMP™
  • screws also included.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Squier Bullet Strat Upgrade March 14, 2017
Reviewer: W.A. Cooper from .United Kingdom  
I installed my new, non-staggered kit today, and it is a massive improvement.

Wasn’t too tricky ether, even if not quite a straightforward swap.

Found a few slight variations/additions to our conversation: Hope that this reply might help inform following buyers.

1. I removed the original tuners without effort, and pushed out the old bushings using an allen key of a similar size. Little effort needed.

2. The old screw holes could be easily filled using cocktail sticks, snapping them off in the holes, trimming the top with a sharp knife and using 600 grip sand paper to smooth it off.

3. The original holes in my headstock seem to be 8 mm, rather than 8.5 mm. The new tuners would not fit.

4. Out with the micrometer - I Measured the new set of Hipshot locking tuners at shaft width of 8.67 mm so I re - drilled the holes to 9 mm. Easy work, took a few moments, I didn’t need a pillar drill or any other trick gear.

5. The adapter plates with their lipped sides might be easy to use, but I preferred not to use them, but to to line up the new tuners with a straight edge and pre-drill a pilot hole and screw them into place. It just looks better, and its more elegant.

If i can do this, anyone can - so I hope that this might help future buyers.
Brilliant kit.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 warmoth February 16, 2016
Reviewer: Håvard from Sweden  
I bought these as replacement tuners for my warmoth strat which I first equipped with some cheap tuners.

I can only say that the hipshot tuners has been a very pleasant surprize and are without doubt the best tuners I've ever had. The locking function on these are robust and easy to access and use. Tuning the strings are a smooth operation and the tuners lets you do it with highest accuracy.

If I would throw the dice, I would give it a 6 out of 6.

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5 of 5 Hagstrom H2 February 16, 2016
Reviewer: Steve Schurmann from US  
Bought these to replace the worn out original tuners on my '64 Hagstrom H2. Tuning stability is greatly increased, and the UMPs meant I didn't have to drill into the vintage headstock. Great product.

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