Jazz bass tuners

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by heave1, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. heave1


    Mar 11, 2018
    I have a 5 string Squier Classic Vibe Jazz bass and need some replacement tuners. The stock tuners are hard to tune and loose. Tightened everything up and still won't stay tuned very well. Can anything be done to the stock tuners to tighten the ratio?
    Can I buy a set of 4 and just one extra or do I have to buy 2 sets?
    Why did I buy a 5 string?
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    The ratio is how many times you have to turn the key for the post to turn once. That doesn't change.
  3. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    Yes, but it would be cheaper to buy new tuners

    Many places that sell bass tuners sell them individually, and when you order, you order 4 for the bass side and one for the treble side

    I may break the end of the internet if I told you:)
  4. heave1


    Mar 11, 2018
    That B string makes a great thumb rest, though.
  5. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
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  6. heave1


    Mar 11, 2018
    Thanks. I will try that.
  7. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Just replace them with better tuners. Good tuners are well worth the money. Look in the TB classifieds until you find some that will fit, and, get a great price on them.
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