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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by kimstevens, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. kimstevens


    Nov 12, 2002
    Does anyone know if Hipshot Ultralight tuners are interchangeable with Gotoh GB-7 tuners, without any re-drilling?
  2. I believe they are. The Gotoh tuners require a 9/16" hole. You can check Stewart Macdonalds web site. They sell both and should say what size hole the Hipshots use.

  3. kimstevens


    Nov 12, 2002
    Thank you. I was mostly concerned about the small set screw hole; I did go to stewmac.com, and I saw the Hipshot specs --
    it does look like they are interchangeable.
  4. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Yes the Hipshots are a drop-in replacement for the Gotohs, for the most part. However, in some applications, you may have to rotate the Hipshots - the tuning key shaft extends further than the Gotohs. This will only be a problem in V-style headstocks, where two tuners on opposite sides of the headstock are next to one another.