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Compact machine heads

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by ToneRanger, May 6, 2005.

  1. I'm designing an EUB - I want to keep the head as small as possible so would like to use compact tuning machines like the Gotohs on my Warwick BG. However they have quite a small diameter string post. Does anyone know of EUB's that successfully use these, or do DB strings need the bigger post of Fender/Kluson style machines?
  2. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Talk to Mr. Gollihur.



    IMHO, the gotoh's have a scew on style bushing that fits much tighter and is more capable of taking th extra tension without being rough or letting the post lean downwards. Whatever you do, just make sure you get something high quality that is machined to tight tolerances.
  3. Thanks. If it's good enough for Bob it's good enough for me....