Best locking tuners: improve your performance with these powerful upgrades

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If you’re looking to upgrade your guitar without spending a ton of cash, then fitting a set of the best locking tuners is a great way to get more mileage out of your trusty instrument. If you’ve got a tremolo-equipped guitar it will massively improve how in tune it is after heavy whammy bar abuse, as well as making string changes on all guitar types a breeze.

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, pedals, modelers, and pretty much anything else guitar-related. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and writing and recording in bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at.