building a rickenbacker-like bass-drilling for tuners/machines??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fullerton, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. fullerton


    Dec 19, 2011
    A dumb question probably, but:

    I am about ready to drill a headstock for tuners/machines on a Rick copy bass. I have a set of real Rickenbacker tuners & it looks like I need a 2 diameter hole?? Larger diam. about half the thickness of headstock for the top bushings, then a smaller diam. for the rest of the thickness for the shaft of the tuner entering from the underside??

    I guess you could just drill the larger diam. all the way through, but seems kinda sloppy. Any of you real Ric owners know how they do it in Santa Ana?

  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ask to have this moved to the Luthiers Forum. You will get more responses there too.
  3. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    you only need the larger hole. that's the way Ric & everybody else does it.