Originally Posted by Britbonic
I just swapped out 2 sets of vintage style (60's) tuners and replaced with Gotoh Resolites. The headstock holes we the same diameter all the way through and the ferrules make a tight fit in the hole. There were both on AVRI basses.
AKAIK, the reverse tuners and the non reverse versions from that era are exactly the same expect for the direction of the gears. The Gotohs can be ordered for either direction.
Really? That's very interesting.
The '62RI Precision I had was a 1990 MIJ model (which was a beautiful instrument which I thought was period correct). I tried changing the vintage reverse gear tuners for Hipshot Ultralites but they didn't fit for the reasons I stated above.
I wonder what real '62 Fender tuner holes were like then. Strange my Jap reissue had them that way if the originals didn't, as it would take a bit more effort to make them that way than the regular way.
Edit: I stand corrected.
Just did some reading up and the pre-cbs tuners fit the same as the ones today.
My Jap ones were an anomaly it seems.
Those Gotoh Resolites look amazing! Glad someone has made a vintage lightweight direct replacement. GAS attack!