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Seeking closed back tuners; 11/16" peg hole

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Cy_Miles, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Cy_Miles


    Feb 3, 2005
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    I know this I am not the first person seeking these, and I tried hard to search the forum but could not come up with the magic search terms... so I'll just ask...

    Does anyone know of any closed back tuners (Gotoh style,) that utilize an 11/16" peg hole?

    I have two 83 Ibanez Roadstar basses who's tuners have been breaking over the last few years, and now I can't put together a set of four between them.

    I know that I can, (and probably will at some point) fill the holes with cross grain dowels, and drill the 9/16" hoies that the modern standard tuner uses. I just don't want to,

    For one I kind of like having the extra girth on my string post, and secondly, I just don't want to mod otherwise perfect instruments, unless I have no other choice.

    I would prefer the closed back tuner with Y knobs, but I would also be open to a mini-opened back, or one other semi-opened like Hipshot has out.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    so the originals had a smaller tuner body but the big post?

    the hipshots are all i can think of; they'll be a nice lightweight upgrade, too.
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
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    I have to agree. The Hipshot 1/2" Ultralites would be perfect and, IMO, the exposed gear is kinda classy looking. In your situation, I would have no trouble recommending the licensed imports here:


    Small footprint but with full-size post. If there's a tolerance discrepancy, you can always use metal tape (...or any other material) to fill the gap.


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