So, I'm looking for some advice on this. I bought a Squier Bronco on the 30th of December 2012, and I love the bass minus one little problem. When I bought the bass, it seemed like the E string tuner was very stiff, I didn't think too much of it and figured a bit of lubricant and use would solve the problem. After using the bass for a few days, I noticed it hadn't changed, so I decided to have a look at the tuner under the cover. It seems like the gear turning ratio is off compared to the spiral grooves in the tuner body. This causes the teeth of the gear to actually get compressed under part of the tuner, which causes the stiffness and it is effectively wearing down the teeth of the gear to the point where the tuner is starting to slip. Now, I don't really want to exchange the bass for a new one, as I really like the one I have. I bought the bass at Best Buy, and I don't really know what their policy is. They aren't exactly a huge music chain or anything so I don't know if they would simply order the new part under my warranty, or just exchange the bass for a new one? Has anybody dealt with Best Buy for a situation like this? What was the outcome? Thanks.