tuning machine heads

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by brokenstoned, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. brokenstoned

    brokenstoned Member

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    I have a 1997 Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass in need of replacing the tuning machines. Any suggestions? Looking for best quality.
     
  2. CapoFirstFret

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    I'm a big fan of both Sperzel and Schaller tuners. I don't think you can go wrong with either brand.
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    schaller makes similar keys, but sperzels won't come close to fitting.

    the best thing you could put on that geddy would be a set of the gotoh res-o-lites; they'll fit directly, and the lighter weight will let the bass hang better on the strap.

    what's wrong with the original keys? they're usually pretty bulletproof.
     
  4. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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    That's what I want to know! I had a '52 P with original keys that were fine; as are the ones on my '61 P. Unless you change strings twice a week, I don't see how to use up a set of bass gears in 15 years?!
     
  5. The Golden Boy

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    The E on my Jazz blew up. I couldn't find anything to match- so I just bought a set of whatever the shop recommended.
     
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    i use hipshot ultralights with d tuner - i think they are very good - not cheap but for me they are worth the money
     
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    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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