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Fender MIA Tuners Fit MIM Bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Livewire, May 13, 2009.

  1. Livewire

    Livewire Yahtzeeee Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Would the new tuners that are in the Fender MIA basses fit in a MIM bass with a mighty mite neck? I just bought a new neck for my MIM P and was wondering if MIA tuners would fit. Thanks
  2. LowKee


    Jan 18, 2009
    Bourbonnais, IL
    I was just wondering the same thing but haven't been able to find any answers so far.
  3. JavierFarias


    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm bringing this thread to life again, because I have the same doubt!

    I'm planning to buy an All Parts neck which has 11/16" Tuning peg hole diameter and I'd like to use some MIA Fender tuners (the ones in the American Std series) but the specification of these tuners says: "5/8" hole size required".

    Would this be a problem since the holes in the neck are a little bit bigger?

    Thanks in advance!

  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yep, they're not gonna fit.

    you'd have to get creative with some kind of spacer to narrow the holes enough to support the tuners.
  5. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao

    Jun 7, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I've done it with several wrappings of copper shielding tape.
  6. No, MIA tuners won't drop-in.

    The Fender MIM Standards and Highway 1 series tuners are 11/16"(18mm) peghead holes. Mounting hole spacing is 1" across the top, 25/32" across the bottom, and 1-5/16" top to bottom (on center) get bushings and new mounting screws too.