Ibanez tuner replacement

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BullHorn, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. BullHorn

    BullHorn

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    I got my hands on a 1996 Ibanez SR500, made in Korea. It's a P/J one.

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    The previous owner replaced one of the tuners but used a "top" side rather than a "bottom".

    I need to find a fitting replacement, I don't like the way the string is sitting. Help? :)

    Will a Gotoh GB7 (14mm / 9/16") fit?

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  2. devilman666

    devilman666

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    HIT SHOT ULTRA LITES ARE THE WAY TO GO PERFECT REPLACEMENT.
  3. IngerAlb

    IngerAlb

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    Contact the Ibanez staff through the official forums and they'll provide the info needed to find an exact match for your bass. And they can tell you if it's on stock, or not.
  4. BullHorn

    BullHorn

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    I didn't realize they might actually have a useful support. Thanks, I'll do that.
  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    You'll just find the owner's screwhole open while you'll operate on the correct one

    The replacement "could" (eventually not) lay a bit more angled
    than others, go on anyway, it's not a fault and no functional problem incurred it's just that they (replacement makers) tend to slightly rotate inclination of machineheads thru time, but as long as the caliber stays the same, the new machinehead will work

    Cheers,
    Wallace

    I know I'm late
    mazel tov
  6. BullHorn

    BullHorn

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    Their support is not useful... they forward me to the Israeli so support email but they can't help...

    I only need to figure if it's a 14mm or other size. What exactly should I measure?
  7. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    Unfortunately the diagram's from Prestige left hand side GB707 version
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    But for you the part to measure with the caliber stays the same: it's the rotatin' arm gettin' wrapped by string clothing

    Hope this helps

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  8. IngerAlb

    IngerAlb

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    You should have posted a message on the forums. They do answer. Don't forget to provide the serial number.

    Like I've previously said, your local dealer sucks. If they're official Ibanez dealers, not only they can solve such issues, but they are obliged solve them because the brand works only through them.

    On the other hand, if you decide to use aftermarket parts, buy a full set of tuning keys.

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