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Having Problems with strings snapping at the tuner heads

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rspercy65, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. rspercy65


    Jul 12, 2013
    To start with I tune to 440, I have a Schecter 4 string.
    Applying new strings, I have a problem with the tuning heads.
    Where you insert the string, the edges of the slot are all
    razor sharp and cut my strings while tuning. This is something that just started. Is there any type of file that is small enough to
    get inside and file the edges down? or should I just replace all of the tuners?
  2. I agree there's something wrong with the bass, indeed, can you take it back or get a refund? You should be able to take the tuners off and replace them or file them down as you suggest.

    Some pictures would help.

  3. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    Two things:

    Presuming they are that sharp, if its new schecter should replace them.

    For the price and time of making these right with a file or dremel tool, I would be tempted to pick up some used tuners that are proper.
  4. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    Never heard this one before.
    How many wraps around the tuning post are you doing?
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  6. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Spokane, Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    One mod I have done to my basses is replace narrow-post tuners to wide-post tuners. There is less stress on the string being curved around the post, and the bend angles are less severe.

    If you like the bass and it's not covered by warranty, it's something you might consider. If it's new and under warranty, then let them take care of it.
  7. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    What do you mean by "just started"?

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