Fender MIA Tuners Fit MIM Bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Livewire, May 13, 2009.


  1. Livewire

    Livewire Yahtzeeee Supporting Member

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    Would the new tuners that are in the Fender MIA basses fit in a MIM bass with a mighty mite neck? I just bought a new neck for my MIM P and was wondering if MIA tuners would fit. Thanks
  2. LowKee

    LowKee

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    I was just wondering the same thing but haven't been able to find any answers so far.
  3. JavierFarias

    JavierFarias

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    I'm bringing this thread to life again, because I have the same doubt!

    I'm planning to buy an All Parts neck which has 11/16" Tuning peg hole diameter and I'd like to use some MIA Fender tuners (the ones in the American Std series) but the specification of these tuners says: "5/8" hole size required".

    Would this be a problem since the holes in the neck are a little bit bigger?

    Thanks in advance!

    Javier.
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    yep, they're not gonna fit.

    you'd have to get creative with some kind of spacer to narrow the holes enough to support the tuners.
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  6. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao

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    I've done it with several wrappings of copper shielding tape.
  7. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    No, MIA tuners won't drop-in.

    The Fender MIM Standards and Highway 1 series tuners are 11/16"(18mm) peghead holes. Mounting hole spacing is 1" across the top, 25/32" across the bottom, and 1-5/16" top to bottom (on center) get bushings and new mounting screws too.

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