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A few questions about lightweight tuners

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Nov 3, 2004.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    What different types are out there? Are the open gear type that much lighter than standard open gear tuners? I have a real light body and I don't want the neck dive problem when I build a neck for it. Where is an inexpensive place to get them? Thanks ..........Tom
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    On the Hipshot website I believe they give the weights of their ultralites vs. standard tuners, for both closed and open designs.
     
  3. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
  4. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    But do they work very well as opposed to heavier tuners?
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Yes.

    There's no need for weight for a tuner to work properly.