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Replacing tuners on a CIJ '57 P reissue, need drilling?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by on1ne, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. on1ne

    on1ne

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    The tuning gears on my CIJ 57 P reissue don't slip, but they are very loose and annoying to deal with. This bass was bought directly from Japan back when Ishibashi could sell Fender Japan products to American customers.
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    Anyone else done this?
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  2. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

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    You can get direct replacements w/o drilling......Schaller or Hipshot have good ones.

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