I recently purchased a used Crafted in Japan Geddy Lee bass. Serial is R049080 which says it is a 2004-2005 bass. I am not liking the tuners, they seem to bind when trying to tune, although this seems to be a problem with most factory tuners. The string is flat so you tweak the tuner a little and nothing happens so you tweak it some more and it goes sharp so you end up going sharp and flat until you get it just right. Maybe I will just put a little grease in the peg bushing area next time I change strings.
I spent some time on the internet research this bass and tuners and it seems this bass has Gotoh FB3 tuners on it. I believe they are original because the bass is pristine.
I guess I am posting this so others can see if they have the same tuners on their GL basses and if they are happy with them. I really don't want to modify my headstock for new tuners if they are not much better.
Here are some photos. The last image is from Gotoh website showing their FB3. I tried inserting the images into the post but it did not work, so I had to use links. http://www.flickr.com/photos/92777207@N05/11890519906/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/92777207@N05/11889969563/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/92777207@N05/11889969503/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/92777207@N05/11890107144/