Hofner Shorty Model 187 tuners
I just picked up a Hofner Model 187 Shorty bass today. This is the original model made in the '80s. Anyway, the tuners were changed out to what I believe are Gotoh bass tuners. Whoever did it used a set from a 4 on a side neck and just flipped over the ones on the D and G strings. Besides looking goofy and being heavier tuners, they tune in the opposite direction on these two strings. I'd like to replace the tuners with something functional. It looks like the original tuners on these basses were guitar tuners since they don't have the slot at the top. Anyone have an older Shorty or a reissue that can offer any insight? I don't particularly care about replacing them with the exact tuners since the previous owner(s) already drilled new holes in the headstock and I don't plan on selling it.
Last edited by sutmo : 04-13-2013 at 09:22 AM.