Originally Posted by Anthony Fury
Does a '62 P-bass have "backwards" spinning tuning machines? Did Jamerson really have to turn his tuning keys backwards to tune up for all those hits?
I bought a '51 CIJ Re-Issue and pulled the tuners because I couldn't stand them, but thinking of using them on my Funk Machine "tribute" if the above is true.
Also, if you're bored and can tell me: what period of time / models did these backwards spinning machines start and end with? I'm so used to the 70's stuff...
This seems silly to me. They're only "backwards" compared to guitars, because the original Fender basses used them until the mid '60s.
I have "reverse" tuners on two basses and "regular" ones on five basses. I don't even think about it, I just automatically switch mental gears when I switch from the Fender VS '62 to the Lakland 4-94.
And which way the machines operate won't have any impact on the found or how you play a Jameson tribute bass.