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Geddy Lee Jazz - Replacing Tuners

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Whisper, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Can anyone tell me if the Hipshot American Classic Series Replacement Tuners (HB2) are a direct fit for the tuners on a Geddy Lee Jazz?

    They look like this:


    They look like an exact fit but I'd like to hear if anyone has actually tried this.

  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    They look like they'd fit right in, as most aftermarket manufacturers tend to build their products to Fender specs.

    I'm going to move this to Setup and Repair where the guys love to shoot the breeze about stuff like this, but I'm wondering what's wrong with the Stock Fender GL tuners?
  3. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    They will fit perfectly... I have a set on mine.
  4. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    And how much are they? I need to replace the tuners on my Jazz.

    Never mind. I found some.
  5. +1...those are the same ones I put on my Geddy. Careful taking out the old screws, they're cheap and one of mine broke during removal. I had to drill it out but all's well that end's well. I lso left the stock bushings on, I didn't have a way to press the oldies out, but they look almost exactly the same. Nice tuning machines....they look and feel excellent.
  6. They feel like crapola (almost grind when turning) and they tend to slip a bit. So you know.....
  7. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    Thanks for the replies... the stock tuners aren't the greatest, and I'm putting a Hipshot Detuner key on the bass anyways, so I figured I might as well replace them all. :bassist:
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I did that with my Marcus Miller, with a CIJ '57 Precision neck and put those tuners on with a Hipshot and it's a lot smoother, more stable and frankly, I like knowing I've got Hipshots on my bass.
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Hipshot products are tremendous. Great tuners, bridges, and d-tuners