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Leo had a good idea

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pappabass, Nov 22, 2018.

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  1. Long time fender bass player here. Leo had a good idea of putting tuners on the top and the same side.
    My 2nd bass has the tuners on both sides and the gig bag (which i am not a big fan of) will move the tuner keys. I better get a hard case! But the gig bag (roadrunner) is sure easy to carry around. When my fender is in the gig bag it is usually in tune. I know we are supposed to tune all the time, but when you want to practice a quick song it is nice when the guitar is in tune. 20181122_130233.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
  3. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    I fail to see how this is an issue of any importance. Your bass needs to be tuned when you take it out of the case, gigbag or hardshell case.
  4. Just a conversation and observation. I had a fender jazz that never needed tuning. Yes, I checked it but it was in tune every time!. Plus excessive movement across the nut will wear the nut down.
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  5. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Yeah, I've got a big bag that tweaks the keys on both side of my G&L L2500, the Warwick in the hard shell never has that issue and often comes out of the case with all strings near or in tune. I've never cared enough to pickup a hard case for the G&L.
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  6. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    Excessive nut wear?!? Now I know why you are worried about tuning.
  7. Not worried about anything. Just Making a comment. Please go some turkey.
  8. Did I read somewhere that on musicman the G tuning key was moved down to avoid dead spots ?
  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Have two basses with 3+3 tuners.
    Never been a big issue.
    At least not enough to make me bow to Leo.
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  10. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    The question to me is why pegs on one side might be immune to movement, but the other side is pure peril?
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  11. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I don't get it either. What had the side of tuners to do with moving keys?
    I use Sperzels they barely ever move.
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  12. 2x2 is still my preference, for the machine-heads.
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  13. InternetAlias


    Dec 16, 2010
    Leo had a great idea.
    Ned had an excellent idea

    My mate who rocks a Spirit tunes it twice a month and he gigs plenty. His bass stays in tune no matter what he does with it. The best way to get stable tuning is to eliminate traditional tuning keys altogether.
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  14. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Maybe your bass just has weak tuners.
  15. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Epecially when the brunt of the weight of the bass is focused on the lower end of the bag.
    You just need a gig bag with more room in the headstock area.
  16. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
  17. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    I guess nothing, but suspect that head end of the bag is not wide enough to accomodate the width of the 2+2 headstock so interferes with the tuning pegs on either or both sides...
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  18. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Most of the better gigbags have a neck block that suspends the headstock so that nothing makes contact with the bag. Also it's much safer for tilt back headstock.
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  19. rashrader


    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Not another one of those I hate tuning my bass threads....
  20. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I do like when the string stays in a straight line to the tuners as opposed to jacking to one side or another after the nut. Probably doesn't make a difference to speak of, but... :)
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