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Gotoh GB70's... really that expensive?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NicJimBass, Aug 15, 2012.


  1. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Quick question- I can only seem to find Gotoh GB70's at Allparts.com, and from what I see, they sell them for between $40-$47 per tuner... is that right? Hipshot Ultralites can be had for about $15 cheaper, so what is it about the Gotoh's that command such a high price? I'm hoping I'm wrong and they're priced that way for a set or something, but I don't think so.
     
  2. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Remember the GB7 is a mostly plastic economy tuner (albeit a very good one) while the GB70 is a lightweight aluminum tuner that you'll find on Ken Smith, Fodera, and many other high end basses. That said it's hard to beat the Hipshots for the price.
     
  4. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
  5. japarts

    japarts

    Sep 4, 2012
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Sales/Marketing, Japarts.ca Japanese Guitar Parts
    Those are probably the GB350 RES-O-LITE series. They're very lightweight (40g per piece, or 1.41 ounces) because the button is plated plastic and the shaft and gears are an aluminum alloy.

    The GB720 has the plastic buttons and an aluminum shaft and the GB707 has neither. The GB70 seems to have been either discontinued or renamed GB707. The GB70 was 64.4g per piece (2.27 ounces).

    http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/?btp_product=gb350
    http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/?btp_product=gb720
    http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/?btp_product=gb707
     

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