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How to remove the tuner bushings on a fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davo-London, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Davo-London

    Davo-London

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    Folks I'm replacing the tuners on a pre-CBS bass. But the ring bushings on the front face don't seem to want to be shifted.

    Has anyone got any techniques?

    Davo

    PS: don't moan at me I'm keeping the original tuners!
  2. dtripoli

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    By "shifted" you mean remove from headstock?
    I got my stubborn bushings out by finding a socket from my tool box that neatly fit into the hole from the back side. Some gentle tapping nudged the bushing right out.
    Can't recall which socket it was; 3/4" maybe?
  3. Davo-London

    Davo-London

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    Cheers

    Davo
  4. bassmeknik

    bassmeknik

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    They are a tight fit so get a socket or something the right size and carefully press them out.
  5. RickBlair

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    You might also want to take a razor blade and run it around the edge of the bushings. If any finish overlapped the edge or adhered itself to the bushings over time you could get a nasty suprise when you drive the bushings out.

    Rick B.
  6. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    Too true! That happened to me with a banjo tuner bushing. +1 on the socket trick. There's a couple of nice videos with other such tricks on YouTube. Just do a search on removing guitar tuner bushings.
  7. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    WHY CAN'T WE HAVE THIS IN THE STICKIES ALREADY DAMNIT!!!

    Once again...

    With using only one socket and something to pound it with, You most likely chip the face of the headstock.
    Been there, done that.

    Regards
    Sam
  8. johnson79

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    Thanks for the post T-Bird! Great info.

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