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Machine Heads Banjo B4

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Machine Heads Banjo B4

5-wheel planetary gear. Locking mechanism built into the button. Central planetary drive. Gear ratio 1:4.

  • 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.

Images

Technical drawing

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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.

Surface finishing

This Schaller M6 locking machine head is an example of the subtle differences between various surface finishes.

Schaller-Oberflächen M6 Klemmmechanik M6 Klemmmechanik
NI-NickelCH-ChromeSC-SatinChrome
M6 Klemmmechanik Schaller-Oberflächen M6 Klemmmechanik
BC-BlackChromeGO-Gold (24 carat)RU-Ruthenium
M6 2000 Locking Satin Pearl M6 2000 Locking Vintage-Copper

 SP-SatinPearl

 VC-VintageCopper

Here you can see our high-quality plating in direct comparison:

M6 2000 Locking all colours

NI-Nickel, CH-Chrome, SC-Satinchrome, BC-Blackchrome, GO-Gold, RU-Ruthenium, SP-SatinPearl, VC-VintageCopper.

To view a larger image of a product with each finish, click on the desired product in the "Versions" tab in the product catalog, and then switch to the "Description" tab. The image shown here can then be enlarged by clicking on it.

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).

From time to time, the measurements given in the file downloads on our website may differ from those given in the catalogue. Please bear in mind that the measurements given in the online downloads are current. Any discrepancies will be corrected when the catalogue is updated.

Technical Drawings Schaller Machine Head M6

 

Housings Machine Heads

Two different housings are available for some machine heads: screw lug 135°, for external mounting via screws; and “Pin”, for locking on the head plate. The difference can be seen in the following images:

Mechanik in Mechanik mit PinMechanik mit Pin
Version screw lug 135°Version with PinVersion with Pin

The following table provides the type of attachment and axis diameter for all Schaller machine heads in mm (inch). Several machine heads come in different versions.

Machine Headsscrew lugsPinDiameters adjusting axis
Diameters of bore holes for axisThickness of
headplate
from - to
GrandTune
2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)
8,9 (0,3504)
11,0 - 14,0 (0,4331-0,5512)
GrandTune Ukulele
2 screws6,0 (0,2362)8,9 (0,3504)10,0 - 12,0 (0,3937-0,4724)
F-Series Standard
-
26,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
F-Series Locking
-26,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
F-Series 70s
2 screws6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 13,0 (0,4331-0,5118)
F-Series ST6B2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)8,3 (0,3268)11,0 - 16,0 (0,4331-0,6299)
G-Series Big Jazz
2 screws7,0 (0,2756)
9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
G-Series Keystone SR2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
G-Series Keystone SR Locking
2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
G-Series Keystone DR
2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
G-Series Keystone DR Locking
2 screws
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
Da Vinci
-
1
6,0 (02362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6
180°6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)

11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)

M6 Pin
-16,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 135
135°
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 Pin small
-
1
6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 Mini
90°6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)

M6 Mini

90° + 270°6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 Locking135°6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)

M6 Locking Pin

-16,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 Mini Toplocking

 90°

 

6,0 (0,2362)

 9,8 (0,3858)

 11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)

M6 Toplocking
180°6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
M6 Vintage90° centered6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
M6 Vintage Toplocking
90° centered6,0 (0,2362)9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
Da Vinci Bass
-
211,0 (0,4331)
14,0 (0,5512)
11,5 - 16,0 (0,4528-0,6299)
BM
4 screws14,0 (0,5512)
17,5 (0,6890)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
Original F-Series BMF
4 screws14,0 (0,5512)17,5 (0,6890)11,0 - 15,0 (0,4331-0,5906)
Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
-213,0 (0,5118)17,0 (0,6693)
Original F-Series BM Light
-213,0 (0,5118)17,0 (0,6693)
BM Light -213,0 (0,5118)
17,0 (0,6693)11,0 - 15,5 (0,4331-0,6102)
M4S
-213,0 (0,5118)17,0 (0,6693)11,0 - 15,5 (0,4331-0,6102)
M4S Light
-213,0 (0,5118)17,0 (0,6693)11,0 - 15,5 (0,4331-0,6102)
M4
180°-8,0 (0,3150)
12,0 (0,4724)14,0 - 19,0 (0,5512-0,7480)
M4 Light
90°-9,0 (0,3543)14,0 (0,5512)11,5 - 16,0 (0,4528-0,6299)
M4 180
180°-8,0 (0,3150)12,0 (0,4724)15,0 - 19,0 (0,5906-0,7480)

M4 90

90° centered-
8,0 (0,3150)12,0 (0,4724)15,0 - 19,0 (0,5906-0,7480)
Classic Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
on Groundplate
-
9,8 (0,3858)-
Lyra 1
on Groundplate-
10 (0,3937)
-
Lyra 2
on Groundplate-9,8 (0,3858)-
Lyra 3
on Groundplate-9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)
Hauser 1
on Groundplate-
10 (0,3937)-
Hauser 2
on Groundplate-9,8 (0,3858)-
Hauser 3
on Groundplate-9,8 (0,3858)11,0 - 18,0 (0,4331-0,7087)

Some image examples:

screw lug 90 degreesscrew lug 90 degrees centeredscrew lug 135 degrees
screw lug 180 degrees2 screws centered2 screws offset
2 screws4 screws2 screw lug 90/270 degrees offset

All machine heads and buttons can also be ordered individually.


Shaft lengths

The following table provides the shaft length or, more precisely, the distance between housing and bore hole for the string for all Schaller machine heads:

Typ Machine Heads123456inch
GrandTune
3/321,7
21,721,721,721,721,70,8543
GrandTune Ukulele
2/218,2
18,218,218,218,218,20,7165
F-Series Standard
6 in line
21,7
21,721,721,721,721,70,8543
F-Series Locking
6 in line
19,5
19,519,518,0
18,018,00,7677 / 0,7087
F-Series 70s
6 in line
20,1
20,120,120,120,120,10,7913
F-Series ST6B3/319,519,519,519,519,519,50,7677
G-Series Big Jazz
3/322,6
22,622,622,622,622,608898
G-Series Keystone SR3/324,5
24,524,524,524,524,50,9646
G-Series Keystone SR Locking
3/319,5
19,519,519,519,519,507677
G-Series Keystone DR
3/324,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
G-Series Keystone DR Locking
3/3
19,5
19,519,519,519,519,5
07677
Da Vinci
3/3
24,0
24,024,024,024,024,0
0,9449
6 in line
M6
3/3
24,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
6 in line
M6 Pin
24,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
M6 135
3/3
24,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
6 in line
M6 Pin small
3/3
24,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
6 in line
M6 Mini
3/324,024,024,024,024,024,0 0,9449
6 in line
M6 Locking

 3/3

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 0,7677

 6 in line

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 18,0

 18,0

 18,0

 0,7677 / 0,7283

M6 Locking Pin
3/3
19,519,519,519,519,519,50,7677
6 in line
19,519,519,518,018,018,00,7677 / 0,7283
M6 Mini Toplocking
3/3
19,519,519,519,519,519,50,7677
6 in line
M6 Toplocking

 3/3

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 19,5

 0,7677

 6 in line

M6 Vintage3/324,024,024,024,024,024,00,9449
6 in line
M6 Vintage Toplocking
Da Vinci Bass
24,0
24,024,024,024,024,00,9449
BM2/225,525,525,525,525,525,51,0039
3/2
4 in line
Original F-Series BMF3/225,525,525,525,525,525,51,0039
4 in line
Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
24,524,524,524,524,524,50,9646
Original F-Series BM Light
24,524,524,524,524,524,50,9646
BM Light

 2/2

 23,0

 23,0

 23,0

 23,0

 23,0

 23,0

 0,9055

 3/2

 4 in line

M4S

 2/2

 25,0

 25,0

 25,0

 25,0

 25,0

 25,0

 0,9843

 4 in line

M4S Light
2/2
20,520,520,520,520,520,50,8071
4 in line
M4

 2/2

 26,7

 26,7

 26,7

 26,7

 26,7

 26,7

1,0512

 3/2

 4 in line

M4 Light
24,0
24,024,024,024,024,00,9449
M4 180
2/226,726,726,726,726,726,71,0512
3/2
4 in line
M4 90
2/2
26,726,726,726,726,726,71,0512
3/2
4 in line
Classic Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
3/3
13,0
13,013,013,013,013,00,5118
Lyra 1
3/314,4
14,414,414,414,414,40,5669
Lyra 23/314,0
14,014,014,014,014,00,5512
Lyra 33/323,5
23,523,523,523,523,50,9252
Hauser 1
3/314,4
14,414,414,414,414,40,5669
Hauser 23/314,0
14,014,014,014,014,00,5512
Hauser 33/323,5
23,523,523,523,523,50,9252

 

 Adjusting shaft length (distance between housing and midway bore hole)

Model
Shaft Length (in mm)
Emberger
slotted shafts
Standard
alternative
Length
GrandTune
21,7
-
-
possible
GrandTune Ukulele
18,2
-
-
possible
F-Series Standard
21,7
18,0
-
-
F-Series Locking
18,0 /19,5
-
-
-
F-Series 70s
20,1
-
20,4 / 23,0
-
F-Series ST6B
19,5
--
No
G-Series Big Jazz
22,0
-
-
-
G-Series Keystone SR24,0
21,7 / 18,0
--
G-Series Keystone SR Locking
19,5
-
--
G-Series Keystone DR
24,0
22,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0
Yes
G-Series Keystone DR Locking
19,5-
--
Da Vinci
24,0
22,0 / 18,0 / 21,0
23,0
Yes
M6
24,022,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0
Yes
M6 Pin
24,0---
M6 135
24,022,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0Yes
M6 Pin small
24,022,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0Yes
M6 Mini
24,022,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0Yes
M6 Locking
19,5 / 18,0
21,0-
No
M6 Locking Pin
19,5 / 18,0
21,0
-
No
M6 Mini Toplocking
19,5
-
-
No
M6 Toplocking
19,5
--
No
M6 Vintage
24,022,0 / 18,0 / 21,023,0Yes
M6 Vintage Toplocking
Da Vinci Bass
24,0-
BM
31,0
--
-
Original F-Series BMF31,0
--
-
Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
24,5--Yes
Original F-Series BM Light
24,5--Yes
BM Light33,0
--
-
M4S33,0
--
-
M4S Light
20,5--Yes
M432,0
drilled 26,5 (NBE)
-
-
M4 Light
24,0
---
M4 180
26,7
drilled 26,5 (NBE)-
-
M4 90
26,7
-
--
Classic Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
13,0
22,5
--
Lyra 1
14,4
-
--
Lyra 2
14,0
12,2
--
Lyra 3
23,5
20,9
--
Hauser 1
14,4
-
--
Hauser 2
14,0
12,2
--
Hauser 3
23,5
20,9
--

 

String thickness

The following table shows the max. string thickness of the machine heads.
(string gauge in inch / 0,001)

Machine Heads

Bore diameter Ø
(mm)

Sloth width
(mm)

maximum
string gauge

GrandTune
2,0
-78
GrandTune Ukulele
2,0
-78
F-Series Standard 2,0
-78
F-Series Locking
1,5
-59
F-Series 70s
-
1,3
51
F-Series ST6B2,0
-
78
G-Series Big Jazz
2,0
-78
G-Series Keystone SR2,0
-78
G-Series Keystone SR Locking
1,7
-67
G-Series Keystone DR
2,0
-
78
G-Series Keystone DR Locking
1,7
-67
Da Vinci
2,0
-
78
M6
2,0
-
78
M6 Pin
2,0
-
78
M6 135
2,0-
78
M6 Pin small
2,0-
78
M6 Mini
2,0-
78
M6 Locking
1,5
-
59
M6 Locking Pin
1,5
-
59
M6 Mini Toplocking
1,7
-
67
M6 Toplocking
1,7
-
67
M6 Vintage2,0
-
78
M6 Vintage Toplocking
Da Vinci Bass
-3,0
118
BM
-
3,4
134
Original F-Series BMF-
3,4
134
Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
-3,0
Original F-Series BM Light
3,0
BM Light-
3,0
118
M4S-
3,0
118
M4S Light
-3,0
M4-
2,5
98
M4 Light
-3,0
118
M4 180
-
2,5
98
M4 90
-
2,5
98
Classic-Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
2,0
-
78
Lyra 1
2,2
-
86
Lyra 2
-
Lyra 3
-
Hauser 1
2,2
-
86
Hauser 2
2,0
-
78
Hauser 3
2,0
-
78
Banjo B5
1,8
-
71
Banjo B4
1,5
-
59
Banjo B4 D-Tuner
0,9
-
35
Ukulele
2,0
-
78

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 Les Paul
 

Shafts for classical machine heads

The use of the different shafts enables the classic machine heads to be adapted to the various instrument head plates. The right shafts are used for metal and gut/synthetic strings.  

Classical guitar and mandolin machine heads come with four different types of shaft:

1 = Nylon-shaft (brass with a plastic sleeve)
2 = Emberger shaft
3 = Gibson shaft
4 = slotted shaft

Shafts "2" and "3" require the use of thrust bearings.

This image shows the different types of shaft and the choice of finishes available (nickel, chrome, gold, nylon shaft in white and black):

Schaller shafts for acoustic machine heads

All shafts can also generally be supplied in the eight different surface finishes available (see above).

 

The following machine heads can be fitted with the following shafts:

 

Machine Heads
 shaft options
GrandTune
1-3
GrandTune Ukulele
1-3
F-Series Standard
4
F-Series Locking
4
F-Series 70s
4
F-Series ST6B -
G-Series Big Jazz
4
G-Series Keystone SR -
G-Series Keystone SR Locking -
G-Series Keystone DR
 -
G-Series Keystone DR Locking
 -
Da Vinci
2-3
M6
2-3
M6 Pin2-3
M6 135
2-3
M6 Pin small
2-3
M6 Mini
2-3
M6 Locking -
M6 Locking Pin
 -
M6 Mini Toplocking
 -
M6 Toplocking
 -
M6 Vintage -
M6 Vintage Toplocking
Da Vinci Bass
 -
BM
 -
Original F-Series BMF -
Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
-
Original F-Series BM Light
-
BM Light
 -
M4S
 -
M4S Light
-
M4
 -
M4 Light
 -
M4 180
 -
M4 90
 -
Classic-Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
 -
Lyra 1
1-3
Lyra 2
Lyra 3
Hauser 1
1-3
Hauser 2
Hauser 3
Banjo B5
 -
Banjo B4
 -
Banjo B4 D-Tuner
 -
Ukulele
 -

Unless your order specifies otherwise, we deliver the following shafts as standard:

Model
Shaft
Classic Deluxe "Selmer-Style"
Emberger
Hauser
Shaft 1 white
Lyra
Shaft 1 white

 


This list shows the options available when selecting a shaft:

Nylon shaft brass with a plastic sleeve (1)
Emberger shaft


(2)
Gibson shaft


(3)
Emberger shaft brass with a plastic sleeve(4)

ItemNo.

Design                  

Finish

white

black

Nickel

Chrome

Gold

Nickel

Chrome

Gold

white

black

.
Classic Deluxe
10190163
closed
Nickel
yes
yesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
no
10190263closedChrome
yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesnono
10190563closedGold
yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesnono
.

Hauser/Lyra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10340152

Lyra, open

Nickel

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

no

no

10340552

Lyra, open

Gold

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

10330152

Hauser, open

Nickel

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

no

no

10330552

Hauser, open

Gold

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

.

MGP4 with real mother-of-pearl button.

This image gives another overview of the available options:

Schaller shafts for acoustic machine heads

 

This list shows the shaft lengths which we supply as standard (in mm). Alternative lengths, which we will be happy to supply upon request, are shown in brackets. The shaft length is measured from the housing to the center of the string hole. All measurements are given in mm.

Nylon shaft brass with a plastic sleeve (1)
Emberger shaft


(2)
Gibson shaft


(3)
Emberger shaft brass with a plastic sleeve(4)

ItemNo.

Design                  

Finish

white

black

Nickel

Chrome

Gold

Nickel

Chrome

Gold

white

black

.
Classic Deluxe
10190163
closed
Nickel
15,015,013,4
13,413,421,0
21,021,0nono
10190263closedChrome
15,015,013,413,413,421,021,021,0nono
10190563closedGold
15,015,013,413,413,421,021,021,0nono
.
Hauser/Lyra

10340151

Lyra, open

Nickel

14,5

14,5

14 (12,2)

no

no

23(21)

no

no

no

no

10340551

Lyra, open

Gold

14,5

14,5

no

no

14 (12,2)

no

no

23(21)

no

no

10330151

Hauser, open

Nickel

14,5

14,5

14 (12,2)

no

no

23(21)

no

no

no

no

10330551

Hauser, open

Gold

14,5

14,5

no

no

14 (12,2)

no

no

23(21)

no

no

 

These images give another overview of the available shafts (standard and options):

The measurements in the images below represent the shaft length from the rear of the housing to the middle bore hole for the string, i.e.for the split shaft to the lower edge of the split.
The measurements in brackets represent the distance from the rear of the housing to the middle bore hole i.e. the lower edge of the split including the base plate.

Hauser/Lyra:

 

Classic Deluxe:

 Schaller Machine Heads for Acoustic Guitars Classic Deluxe

 

 

Thrust bearing and capstan for machine heads

All measurements are given in mm. The inner and outer dimensions are given in the column "Dm" (diameter). Alternative capstan lengths, which can be supplied upon request, are given in the column "A-length". TM=Topmount.

 

banjo

bolt

thrust

bearing

length

Dm inner

Dm outer

A-length

GrandTune
X
6,1 (0,2402)8,8 (0,3465)
GrandTune Ukulele
X
6,1 (0,2402)8,8 (0,3465)
F-Series Standard
X13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
F-Series Locking
X13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
F-Series 70s
X7,5 (0,2953)6,1 (0,2402)10,0 (0,3937)

F-Series ST6B

 

X

9,6 (0,3780)

6,2 (0,2441)

8,7 (0,3425)

 

G-Series Big Jazz
X9,1 (0,3583)7,1 (0,2795)
9,8 (0,3858)
G-Series Keystone SRX
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
G-Series Keystone SR Locking
X
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

G-Series Keystone DR

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

G-Series Keystone DR Locking
X
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
Da Vinci
X
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Pin
X13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
M6 135
X
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)
M6 Pin small
X
13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Mini

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Locking

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Locking Pin
X13,2 (0,5197)6,0 (0,2362)7,8 (0,3071)11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Mini Toplocking

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Toplocking

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Vintage

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

M6 Vintage Toplocking
Da Vinci Bass
X14,5 (0,5709)
11,1 (0,4370)
14,0 (0,5512)

BM

 

X

10,1 (0,3976)

14,1 (0,5551)

17,0 (0,6693)

 

Original F-Series BMF

 

X

10,1 (0,3976)

14,1 (0,5551)

17,0 (0,6693)

 

Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
X
16,0 (0,6299)
Original F-Series BM Light
X16,0 (0,6299)

BM Light

X

 

16,0 (0,6299)

13,0 (0,5118)

16,7 (0,6575)

 

M4S

X

 

16,0 (0,6299)

13,0 (0,5118)

16,7 (0,6575)

 

M4S Light
X16,0 (0,6299)

M4

X

 

15,7 (0,6181)

9,2 (0,3622)

12,0 (0,4724)

 

M4 Light
X14,5 (0,5709)9,1 (0,3583)
14,0 (0,5512)

M4 180

X

 

15,7 (0,6181)

9,2 (0,3622)

12,0 (0,4724)

 

M4 90X15,7 (0,6181)9,2 (0,3622)12,0 (0,4724)
Classic Deluxe "S-Style"

X7,5 (0,2953)6,1 (0,2402)10,0 (0,3937)

Lyra 1

 

X

7,5 (0,2953)

6,1 (0,2402)

10,0 (0,3937)

 

Lyra 2
X
Lyra 3
X
Hauser 1
X
7,5 (0,2953)6,1 (0,2402)10,0 (0,3937)
Hauser 2
X
Hauser 3
X

B5

-

-

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

B4

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

B4 D-Tuner

X

 

13,2 (0,5197)

6,0 (0,2362)

7,8 (0,3071)

11,7 / 16,2 (0,4606 / 0,6378)

Ukulele

X

 

7,0 / 9,0

(0,2756 / 0,3543)

5,8 / 6,8

(0,2283 / 0,2677)

8,5 / 11,1

(0,3346 / 0,4370)

 

This image gives an overview of the available thrust bearings and banjo bolts:


Schaller thrust bearing and banjo bolt

 

Overview of all machine heads

Legend:

FeaturesExplanation
Model/combination (6left, 3/3 etc.)All = All combinations are possible (6/0, 5/1, 4/2, 3/3 etc; see individual listings in the guideline above)
SurfaceNI-Nickel, CH-Chrome, SC-Satinchrome, BC-Blackchrome, GO-Gold, RU-Ruthenium, SP-SatinPearl, VC-VintageCopper, BS-Brass, BL-Black (siehe Einzelaufstellung im Leitfaden oben)
WeightWeight g/item., Differences are due to different button types.
Diameter HSDiameter Headstock from - to

Machine Heads for guitar
FeaturesGrandTune
GrandTune Ukulele
F-Series Standard
F-Series Locking
F-Series
70s
Picture
 Schaller Premium Guitar Machine Head GrandTuneSchaller Premium Guitar Machine Head GrandTune UkuleleSchaller Original F-Series StandardSchaller Original F-Series LockingSchaller Original F-Series 70s
Model/combinationall
all
allallall
SurfaceNI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
Ratio1:18
1:18
1:16
1:161:16
Weight g/item25
25
40
49
25
Bore (mm)6,0
6,0
9,8
9,89,8
lug/Pin2 screws
2 screws2 Pins
2 Pins2 screws
Diameter HS (mm)11-1410-1211-1811-1811-13
Shaft lengths (mm)21,718,221,719,5 / 18,0
20,4
String thickness max. (mm)1,911,911,911,51,3

 

FeaturesF-Series
ST6B
G-Series
Big Jazz
G-Series
Keystone SR
G-Series
Keystone SR
Locking
G-Series
Keystone DR
G-Series
Keystone DR
Locking
Picture
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars ST6B
Schaller Original G-Series Big Jazz
Schaller ST6K
Schaller ST6K
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars ST6KSchaller ST6K Locking
Model/combinationall
all
all
all
allall
SurfaceNI, GO, VC
CH, GO
NI, GONI, GO

NI, GO, VC

NI, GO, VC
Ratio1:16
1:12
1:16
1:161:161:16
Weight g/item26
32
25
25
3030
Bore (mm)6,0
7,0
8,3
8,3
9,89,8
lug/Pin2 screws
2 screws
2 screws
2 screws
2 screws2 screws
Diameter HS (mm)11-16
11-15
11-16
11-15
11-1611-15
Shaft lengths (mm)19,5
22,6
24
19,5
2419,5
String thickness max. (mm)1,91
1,8
1,91
1,37
1,911,37

 

FeaturesM6
M6 Pin
M6 135
M6 Pin small
M6 Mini
Picture
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars M6
Schaller Guitar Machine Head M6 Pin
 Schaller Guitar Machine Head M6 Bracket 135° Schaller Guitar Machine Head M6 PinSchaller Machine Heads for guitars M6 Mini
Model/combinationallall
allallall
Surface

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU, SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU, SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU, SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU, SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU, SP, VC

Ratio1:121:121:161:161:14
Weight g/item40, 4540, 4540, 4540, 4536
Bore (mm)9,89,89,89,89,8
lug/Pin180°Pin135°
Pin
90°/ 90°+270
Diameter HS (mm)11-1811-1811-1811-1811-15,5
Shaft lengths (mm)2424242424
String thickness max. (mm)1,911,911,911,911,91

FeaturesM6 Locking
M6 Locking Pin
M6 Mini Toplocking
M6 Toplocking
Da VinciM6 Vintage
Picture
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars M6 Locking 2000
Schaller M6 Locking Pin
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars M6 Mini TM
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars M6 Locking TM
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars Da Vinci
Schaller Machine Heads for guitars M6 Vintage
Model/combinationall
allallallallall
SurfaceNI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

Ratio1:161:16
1:141:121:141:16
Weight g/item49, 5249, 52
3744, 493647
Bore (mm)9,8
9,8
9,89,89,89,8
lug/Pin135° / 1 Pin
Pin90°180°Pin90° centered
Diameter HS (mm)11-15,5
11-15,511-1511-15,511-1811-16
Shaft lengths (mm)18,0 / 19,5
18 / 19,519,519,52424
String thickness max. (mm)1,27
1,271,51,371,911,91
FeaturesM6 Vintage
Toplocking
Classic Deluxe
"Selmer-Style"
Picture
Schaller Guitar Machine Head M6 Vintage Toplocking
Schaller Machine Heads for acoustic guitar Classic Deluxe
Model/combinationall
left/right
SurfaceNI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, GO
Ratio1:16
1:14
Weight g/item47
28
Bore (mm)9,8
9,8
lug/Pin90° centered8 screws
Diameter HS (mm)
Shaft lengths (mm)13
String thickness max. (mm)1,91

 

Machine Heads for bass guitar
FeaturesDa Vinci Bass
BMF-Series
BMF
F-Series
Deluxe Bass
F-Series
BM Light
BM Light
Picture
Schaller Bass Machine Head Da Vinci BassSchaller Machine Heads for bass guitar BMSchaller Machine Heads for bass guitar BMFL
Schaller Bass Original F-Series Deluxe Bass
Schaller Bass Original F-Series BM Light
Schaller Machine Heads for bass guitar BM Light
Model/combinationall
allall4 left
4 left
all
SurfaceNI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

Ratio1:201:201:201:201:22
1:22
Weight g/item51
9810364
50
48
Bore (mm)14,0
17,517,513,5
17,017,0
lug/Pin2 Pin
4 screws4 screws2 Pin
2 Pin
2 Pin
Diameter HS (mm)10-1510-1511-15,5
Shaft lengths (mm)313133
String thickness max. (mm)2,672,672,67
FeaturesM4S
M4S Light
M4
M4 Light
M4 180
M4 90
Picture
Schaller Machine Heads for bass guitar M4S
Schaller Bass Machine Head M4S Light
Schaller Machine Heads for bass guitar M4
Schaller Bass Machine Head M4 LightSchaller Machine Heads for bass guitar M4 2000Schaller Machine Heads for bass guitar M4 2000
Model/combinationall
allall
allallall
SurfaceNI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC

NI, CH, SC,
BC, GO, RU,
SP, VC
Ratio1:22
1:22
1:12
1:20
1:201:20
Weight g/item115
71
68
42
6060
Bore (mm)17,0
17,0
12,0
12,0
12,012,0
lug/Pin2 Pin
2 Pin
180°
1 screw
180°90° centered
Diameter HS (mm)11-15,5
14-19
11,5-1615-1915-19
Shaft lengths (mm)33
32
243232
String thickness max. (mm)2,67
2,29
2,672,292,29

 

 

Machine Heads for acoustic guitar
FeaturesHauser/Lyra
Picture
Schaller Machine Heads for acoustic guitar Hauser
Model/combinationleft/right
Surface

NI, GO

Ratio1:16
Weight g/item161
Bore (mm)10,0
lug/Pinscrews
Diameter HS (mm)11-18
Shaft lengths (mm)
String thickness max. (mm)2,16 / 1,91
Banjo
FeaturesB5B4B4 D-Tuner
Picture
Schaller Banjo B5Schaller Banjo B4Schaller Banjo B4 adjustable
Model/combinationleft/rightleft/rightleft/right
Surface

NI, CH, GO, BL

NI, CH, BC, GO

NI, CH, GO

Ratio1:81:41:4
Weight g/item273763
Bore (mm)9,09,89,8
lug/Pin---
Diameter HS (mm)
Shaft lengths (mm)
String thickness max. (mm)1,78
1,52
0,91
Ukulele
FeaturesUkulele
Picture
Schaller Ukulele
Model/combinationleft/right
Finish

mp

Surface

NI, CH, GO

Ratio1:1
Weight g/item18
Bore (mm)11,0/8,5
lug/Pin-
Diameter HS (mm)
Shaft lengths (mm)
String thickness max. (mm)1,91
Overview used screws

 Download list as pdf.

Schaller Screw List Machine Heads

 

Accessories and packaging

The accessories provided for attaching our machine heads, such as female screws, thrust bearings and screws are found in the packaging underneath the styrofoam inlay.

Using the product catalog
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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.

…in addition to this, individual machine heads, sets of buttons etc. can also be ordered.

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.
FAQ10020 I know that you produce machine heads for many reputable manufacturers such as Fender, Gibson, PRS, etc. with their company logo. What can I do, if one of these machine heads breaks?
Unfortunately we are not allowed to provide you with a replacement part. Please contact the manufacturer directly. Alternatively, we can only recommend you to install a set of Schaller machine heads from your specialist dealer. Then you will always have 100% quality - since today, unfortunately, almost all manufacturers also use products with their logo from the Far East.
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.
FAQ10060 Which are the methods available for mounting Schaller machine heads onto the head plate?

There are 3 methods:

  1. Fastening with screws with or without thrust bearing;
  2. Fastening with screws and banjo bold. Here, the banjo bolt is an additional fastening and thrust bearing at the same time.
  3. Fastening only with banjo bolt and pin.

The pin or pins (2 in our Fender machine heads) are only used to prevent machine head twisting. See also the reference table under Products/Product help/Guidlines.

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 1:16, this means that you will have to turn the button 16 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.
FAQ10080 I saw machine heads bearing the "S" from Schaller and "Made in Germany" on the D-Tuner device from the U.S. company Hipshot. How's that?
We produce the machine heads for Hipshot, while Hipshot produces the "D-Tuner" itself, but the machine heads are original Schaller parts.
FAQ10090 Schaller supplies the classic machine heads with acrylic and plastic buttons. What is the difference between the materials and the processing?
The acrylic button is a high-quality plastic which is made from layered material in an elaborate process. Its structure is based on that of mother-of-pearl. The colors are homogenous, i.e. not painted. The plastic buttons are used for "standard" machine heads and are made by injection molding using high quality plastics.
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 MK MINI Series 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 from a specialist dealer. 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.

FAQ10145 What is the difference between the B4 and B4 Excenter banjo machine heads?

The 'excentrical' offset form of the B4 Excenter machine head provides increased flexibility when fitting it to the headstock. A further difference is that it has a 1:3.5 gear ratio, as opposed to 1:4. This makes tuning your instrument quicker, easier AND more precise!

FAQ10150 What does Schaller recommend for cleaning the tarnished tuning buttons on chrome-plated bass machine heads?
A difficult one: give it a careful try with a chrome polish. If the buttons are already too heavily tarnished, usually due to hand perspiration, then replacement is the only option.
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.
FAQ10200 Can I also order individual machine heads or just the buttons?
Yes, you can also order any machine head individually, or just a set of buttons without the machine heads.
FAQ10220 Are the screws supplied for fixing the buttons to the housing the same color as the buttons?
In general yes, except in cases such as bicolor products or ebony buttons.
FAQ10230 I have fitted Schaller M6 locking machine heads to a Gibson headstock which is very thick; the problem is that the shaft with the hole only protrudes very slightly. What can I do about this?
In such cases, please order our Schaller M6 2000 locking machine heads with the special shaft length, which is 21mm rather than 18.5 or 19.5mm (staggered).
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 Gibson or Emberger-type shaft (see Products/Guideline). For our nylon shafts, we recommend using nylon or gut strings.

FAQ10250 What does the "ST" used in the names of certain machine heads stand for (ST6, for example)?

"ST" is an abbreviation of "Standard Tuner"

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.

FAQ10280 On which types of acoustic machine heads can I change the string posts myself, for instance when changing from a plastic sleeve to an emberger string post?

You can replace all open machine heads such as Hauser, Lyra, mandolin machine heads etc. yourself. However, you cannot replace the string posts in closed machine heads such as MK, MK Mini and Classic Deluxe yourself. Our emberger string posts with plastic sleeve and our nylon string posts are.