Broken tuner on J-Bass....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by arcellus, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. arcellus


    Feb 28, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Anyone else had this problem?

    At practice last night I bumped the head of my late-90s Amer. J-V, breaking the black plastic housing around the gears of the G-string's tuner... a low boing was heard and now there's nothing holding the tuner mech. in place. There are the remains of two plastic tabs underneath where the tuner formerly was placed; now the tuner just rotates around the shaft of the string post. It surprises me that this is all that was fighting against so much string tension.

    Anyway, advice on repair? I'm thinking of (carefully) drilling one or two short screws into the back of the headstock to stop the rotation. Any other ideas? How concerned should I be about splitting the wood?

    Help is appreciated as always.
  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    can you not replace itn with an aftermarket tuner?