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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
    On the Hipshot website I believe they give the weights of their ultralites vs. standard tuners, for both closed and open designs.
  3. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
  4. andvari7


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

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001

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