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M6 Mini Toplocking

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M6 Mini Toplocking

Locking tuner with knurled nut / locking screw on top of the shaft. Available as M6 and M6 Mini. Is otherwise like the tried and tested M6 Mini. Gear ratio 1:18.

Price per set of 6 (see tab "versions")

  • Schaller was the world's first manufacturer who developed the locking tuner and had it patented more than 20 years ago!
  • Works like a traditional machine head, but the string needn't be "wound up" any more. Instead it is inserted into the cam hole with the clamp screw loosened, locked with the clamp screw and can then be tuned at once.
  • This makes changing your strings a lot faster and easier.
  • Only this patented locking system based on the ball socket principle prevents reliably from string notching and breakage.
  • The string will not be wound onto the shaft any more. So it will stay in tune extremely well, perfect for non-locking tremolo systems.
  • With all its benefits the Schaller locking tuner is THE benchmark in the guitar sector!

The standard color for the knurled screw on the shaft, which is used to clamp the string into place, is black. However, you can also order this in other finishes (nickel, chrome etc.) to match your hardware, and at no extra cost.

  • All sealed tuners are lubricated with Schaller special grease for lifetime maintenance-free service.
  • All parts are precision-crafted and surface-finished, the self-locking drive ensures an even, delicate and steady tuning.
  • All string posts are made of high-grade brass and fitted into the housing with utmost precision, ensuring the best possible tuning accuracy and wear resistance.
  • Besides the standard combinations (e.g. 6-in-line or 3/3), all tuner sets may also be ordered with any quantity of left and right tuners.

The banjo bolt has a standard length of 13mm; alternatively, it can be supplied with a 12mm or 16mm length as desired (please see under Products/Product help/Guidelines/Machine Heads).

Instructions:

  1. Unscrew the knurled screw on the adjusting axis anti-clockwise until the clamping ball comes off.
  2. Now press the strings against the clamping ball. Under pressure, it recedes. You can now put the guitar string through the adjusting axis.
  3. Screw the knurled screw clockwise until it is hand tight. The string is now secured by the clamping ball.
  4. Now you can tune your strings.

Now featuring a metric thread and a specially developed screw locking device, so you donŽt lose the screw anymore!
When loosening the screws, turn them anticlockwise until the string is tightened into position.
When removing the connecing screws completely  from the shafts, simply take the connecting screw out of the shaft at threshold resistance. 

The Schaller M6 Toplocking with fine pitch thread and pull-off locking screw

Fine Pitch Thread for better locking adjustment

Our new Toplocking screw with fine pitch thread allows the screw to be turned more precisely and the locking torque to be adjusted more accurately.

New pull-off mechanism that makes pulling off as easy as putting back on

To prevent the toplocking screw from coming off and getting lost in the process of string changing we designed a new mechanism keeping the loosened screw in place even when it is completely unfastened.

To remove the Toplocking screw entirely from the string post just pull it off firmly. To put the screw back on just turn clockwise and tighten lightly.

Features

  • Model: 6 left
  • Buttons: .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button)
  • Surface: Ruthenium
  • Ratio: 1 : 18
  • Weight g/item: 37
  • Bore mm: 9.8
Item number
10040620.01.55
Price:
143,10 EUR

Versions

ArtNo. ModelButtonsSurfaceRatioWeight g/itemBore mm GEWA-No. Price
10040120.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Nickel 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501800 116.10 €
10040123.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Nickel 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501770 116.10 €
10040220.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Chrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501810 116.10 €
10040223.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Chrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501780 116.10 €
10040320.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) SatinChrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501823 116.10 €
10040323.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) SatinChrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501793 116.10 €
10040420.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) BlackChrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501824 126.90 €
10040423.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) BlackChrome 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501794 126.90 €
10040520.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Gold 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501826 143.10 €
10040523.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Gold 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501796 143.10 €
10040620.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Ruthenium 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501828 143.10 €
10040623.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) Ruthenium 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501798 143.10 €
10040720.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) SatinPearl 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501801 116.10 €
10040723.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) SatinPearl 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501771 116.10 €
10040820.01.55
6 left .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) VintageCopper 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501827 143.10 €
10040823.01.55
3 left + 3 right .01 (M6 Small Metal-Button) VintageCopper 1 : 18 37 9.8 SC501795 143.10 €

Images

Technical drawing

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User instructions

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Technical drawing

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Machine Heads combination

Here are all conceivable combinations of left and right tuning heads and the desired numbers of each which are available to order.
All machine heads and buttons can also be ordered individually.

Kopfplatte 2-2Kopfplatte 3-1Kopfplatte 3-2
Headstock 2-2Headstock 3-1Headstock 3-2
Kopfplatte 4-0Kopfplatte 4-1Kopfplatte 4-2
Headstock 4-0Headstock 4-1Headstock 4- 2
Kopfplatte 4-3Kopfplatte 5-0Kopfplatte 5-1
Headstock 4-3Headstock 5-0Headstock 5-1
Kopfplatte 5-2Kopfplatte 6-0Kopfplatte 6-1
Headstock 5-2Headstock 6-0Headstock 6-1
Kopfplatte 7-0Kopfplatte Les Paul
Headstock 7-0Headstock Les Paul
 

 

 

Here you will find some additional, useful information about our Schaller product catalog.

 

Measure specifications

All measurements in the product catalogue are given in mm (inch), unless a different unit of measurement is stated.

 

Technical drawings and operating instructions

We do not accept any liability for the correctness of the technical drawings. Prior to installation, please measure for yourself once more, so you can consider regular manufacturing tolerances.

Please note that the technical data can also vary slightly, depending on the surface color. This is due to the difference in the galvanic coating and the galvanic layering, which depends on the color (nickel, chrome etc).

The technical drawings can be printed on one page width. Should the technical drawings not fit on one page, however, please check your print page setup (note: they can be several pages long).

 

 

Machine Heads combination

Here are all conceivable combinations of left and right tuning heads and the desired numbers of each which are available to order.
All machine heads and buttons can also be ordered individually. All conceivable combinations are depicted here, irrespective of the type of guitar or bass.

Every other possible combination for 8-string / 12-string instruments etc. is also possible, of course.

The following machine heads can be easily mounted from left to right or interchangeably, from right to left: BM and BMF

For the sake of simplicity, the images show only one machine head of the relevant type, either as a left or right-side model. This means that a right-side machine head model may be depicted for the "6-in-line" combination; in such cases, however, the machine head can of course be ordered both as a left and right-side model.

Kopfplatte 2-2Kopfplatte 3-1Kopfplatte 3-2
Headstock 2-2Headstock 3-1Headstock 3-2
Kopfplatte 4-0Kopfplatte 4-1Kopfplatte 4-2
Headstock 4-0Headstock 4-1Headstock 4- 2
Kopfplatte 4-3Kopfplatte 5-0Kopfplatte 5-1
Headstock 4-3Headstock 5-0Headstock 5-1
Kopfplatte 5-2Kopfplatte 6-0Kopfplatte 6-1
Headstock 5-2Headstock 6-0Headstock 6-1
Kopfplatte 7-0Kopfplatte Les Paul
Headstock 7-0Headstock 3+3

 

FAQ

FAQ10001 Can I also get machine heads in a 5/1 or 4/2 configuration?

For the sake of clarity, we have only illustrated the standard layouts. Naturally, every other combination (5/1, 4/2 etc.) can also be ordered via your retailer.

FAQ10010 How can you tell the difference between left-side and right-side machine heads?
A simple way to tell the difference is to place a machine head in front of you so that the back of the housing is facing towards you and the button is pointing upwards. If the worm gear and button are then on the left of the housing, then it is a left-side machine head, e.g. as found on a Stratocaster.
FAQ10030 Where can I find information on the required hole diameters on the head plate for Schaller machine heads?

On our website, under "Products/Product help/Guidelines", we have set up a table from which you can see the relevant measures for your machine heads.

Under "Products" and then in the detailed view you will of course find a detailed table for each of our products, showing the bore diameter in one of the columns.

The "Technical drawings" tab in the product details view gives you access to full technical drawings of the product in question, complete with all dimensions. These drawings can also be downloaded.

FAQ10040 Where can I find information on the different mounting options of your machine heads (screw lug, pin, etc.)?

On our website, under "Products/Product help/Guidelines", we have set up a table from which you can see the respective designs.

FAQ10050 What do I need to consider when using Schaller machine heads "6 in line" for my left-handed guitar?
Please order 6 right or 6 left machine heads, depending on your preference and the arrangement on the head plate.
FAQ10065 In your product catalog, what does the transmission ratio mean for the machine heads?
If, for example, you have a machine head with a transmission ratio of 1:18, this means that you will have to turn the button 18 times to turn the adjusting axis once.
FAQ10070 After several years of use my machine heads are hard to turn; what can I do?

We recommend the following procedure:

  1. Change the mounting screw of the button.
  2. Check the plastic or wave washer at the button for wear and renew if required.
  3. With the machine heads closed, carefully oil with light precision mechanics oil at the shaft or gears, with the machine heads open, carefully oil the mechanical parts.
FAQ10100 I have seen "I", "II" und "III" symbols or markings on the inside of the Schaller machine heads. What do they mean?
These markings have no significance at all for you or for the function of the Schaller machine head. For us they designate the individual machine molds so that we are better able to isolate the cause of a problem in the event of a material defect. Of course, no product leaves the Schaller premises without having been checked and approved by our multi-stage quality control.
FAQ10110 Can I modify machine heads myself and, if yes, which ones in order to to be able to use left machine heads as right machine heads and vice versa?
This is only possible in isolated cases with some bass machine heads. We do not generally recommend such practices, however, because the product specifics are usually not taken into consideration and this can lead to defective assembly.
FAQ10120 I need machine heads for my concert guitar with a 36mm wave washer and not the normal 35mm. What do I do?
In this particular case we recommend you use our GrandTune, M6 or M6 Mini machine heads without the base plate. This way you have high quality machine heads and can select the shaft distance as you wish. You can use shafts for steel or nylon strings.
FAQ10130 I am looking for "Reverse Headstock" machine heads, and instead of the normal 6 left, I need 6 right machine heads. Where can I get them?

Please simply order them. We can easily supply any combination, including 6 right machine heads (please see under Products/Product help/Guidelines).

FAQ10140 How exactly is the Schaller Banjo tension peg B4 adjustable?

It works like a D-tuner. You tune a note, setting it with a knurled thumb screw. With the second knurled thumb screw you adjust the required deeper string note. When you loosen the 1st knurled thumb screw the machine head then automatically turns to the second set note.

Please find more information in the productdetails of our B4 D-Tuner.

FAQ10160 How do the Schaller clamp machine heads / locking tuners work?

These function like normal tuners but you do not need to wrap the strings around the shaft at the beginning. You position the string in the shaft hole with the clamp screw loosened, shorten the string approx. 10 mm behind the shaft, clamp the string with the clamp screw and tune the string (please see under Service/Lexicon).

FAQ10170 How can I clean Schaller BM Light machine heads with plastic housing?
Our plastic is reinforced with carbon fiber, so you can clean them using car polish or key oil.
FAQ10180 I have two sets of Schaller machine heads, but I have realized that the buttons are of different sizes.
Our tuning heads are fitted as standard with large buttons for 3/3 configuration and small buttons for 6-in-line configuration.
FAQ10190 Can I fit a set of Schaller "mini" machine heads with the buttons from a set of normal-sized machine heads?
Yes, you can do that - the shaft has the same diameter, so you just need a longer screw. However, you need to pay attention to the appearance and to the spacing between the machine heads, which they require in order to turn and which obviously becomes smaller.
FAQ10240 Can I use steel strings with Schaller's acoustic guitar machine heads?

Yes, you can. Our machine heads are designed for this purpose. Please use either the solid port or slotted port (see Products/Guideline). For our nylon shafts, we recommend using nylon or gut strings.

FAQ10260 Do Schaller's sealed/enclosed machine heads need to be oiled from time to time?

All sealed tuners are lubricated with Schaller special grease, for a lifetime of maintenance-free service

FAQ10270 I have a MusicMan bass machine head produced by Schaller, and the shaft is slightly shorter than the original Schaller BM bass machine head. Can I replace the shaft?

Yes, you can use the Music Man shaft with buttons on the Schaller bass machine head and vice-versa, i.e. you can use the slightly longer Schaller shafts on the Music Man bass machine head.