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Looking for vintage parts - Eko violin bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by heyoka, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. heyoka

    heyoka

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    Greetings fellow purveyors of low frequencies...

    I'm a bassist living and working in Toronto, my very first bass was and still is an early 60's Eko violin-shaped lovely, however, over the years the machine heads have sort of gone loose. So, I'm searching all over for a replacement set. I know the LoDuca Brothers in Milwaukee were the one and only place to get the original parts, and they seem to have disappeared.
    If anyone knows anything I don't would they please direct me to where I could find a set.
    I'm in Canada, but the mail system makes things easy.
    And before anyone should suggest just swapping them with something close, the problem is the mounting plate for the machine head has 3 screws as opposed to the majority of tuners I've seen that have 4. I'd really rather not drill 2 more holes into the old dear's headstock if I don't have to.
    Vintage is vintage after all...
    Thanks for any help anyone can offer...
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

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    Keep an eye open on Ebay as well you might want to contact these people who have had (in the past and still may have) lots of Eko replacement parts.

    http://www.brandoniguitars.co.uk/

    Good luck

    TD

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