I am replacing the crappy tuners on my no-name MM copy pawnshop bass, and am planning to convert the current 4-on-top headstock to the 3-on-top 1-on-bottom arrangement... just because it looks cool. I will be shaving the top of the headstock off in a slanted configuration, kinda Ibanez-style. The tuners are Hipshot HB6C-3/8 mini-Gotoh style clovers (chrome of course), replacing the crap no-name whale-tails. Question is... I heard somewhere that having a tuner on the bottom would land me in hot water with the EB folks. Will it, even if the headstock is shaped completely different, painted black and clear-coated? The bass has no markings on whatsoever except for the dings I put on it. Anyway, i welcome your input, and will post pics when it's done.