Do I need a new tuning machine?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nofrontin, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. nofrontin

    nofrontin

    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    Was tuning up my Warwick Thumb NT and then then all of sudden felt the tension drop on the string, I checked the tuner and looks like the post separated from the rest of the tuner?

    Can this be fixed or do I need to buy a brand new tuner? Pics attached!

    Thanks
     

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  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
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  3. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    It looks broken to me, bro. I'd replace it.
     
  4. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    Try a set of Wilkinsons, if you want to replace them all. I have a set of their Gotoh style and I really like them. They seem very well made.
     
  5. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    Or Hipshots, if you want to spend the bread. They're awesome.
     
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  6. SLO Surfer

    SLO Surfer

    Jun 3, 2009
    Los Osos, CA
    Get a new one.
     
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  7. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    What he said. :thumbsup:
     
  8. nofrontin

    nofrontin

    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    Thanks all! Wasn't sure if it snapped or there was a way to actually fix it.
     
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yet another Warwick tuner bites the dust. Unacceptable at their prices.
     
  10. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    Yeah, I wouldn't have expected that from them. They might replace it at no cost if they caught wind of it breaking.
     
  11. That's new tuner time. Might replace all of them to avoid problems with the others.
     
  12. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Midwest
  13. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    You would have expected it if you searched TB. Lots of it

    DO NOT GET OEM. They’re junk. Switch to Hipshot and never look back.
     
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  14. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
    No kidding? You'd think a company like that would be more concerned about the quality of the hardware they use.
     
  15. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yep. It should all be machined metal not cast junk. But there it is.
     
  16. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Show it to your S.O. and tell her you need a new bass. We'll vouch for it.

    If she's on to you and your escapades, just go with the domestic Hipshot Ultalites (3/8").

    Riis
     
  17. nofrontin

    nofrontin

    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    This is gold!
     
  18. Start out by telling her you need a couple of thousand for a new bass and let her “negotiate” you down to a couple of hundred for new tuners... You will both feel like you did something.:D
     
  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    I would contact Warwick and/or the seller.
     
  20. nofrontin

    nofrontin

    Jul 28, 2013
    Long Island
    I got the hipshot ultralites!
     

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