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Lightweight tuners for Mustang Pawn Shop bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Steve Nichols, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Steve Nichols

    Steve Nichols

    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi all,

    I have a Mustang short scale bass that, because of it's shorter proportions, is a little headstock-heavy. I'm looking into lightening the headstock with lightweight tuners -- Gotoh Reso-Lites, or Hipshot Ultralights.

    Anyone have experience with either? Will they make a significant difference?

    And any idea of fit/compatibility with the Mustang tuner ream?

    Thanks for any insight!

  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Ultralites are less expensive, and a very high quality part. But they will not fit the stock screw pattern.

    Resolites are slightly lighter, and will probably be available in the stock screw pattern, but they are a bit more expensive.

    Hipshot Lic Ultralites, the least expensive of the bunch, but slightly heavier than the other two.

    All three of these should help your neck dive issue.
  3. Steve Nichols

    Steve Nichols

    Mar 16, 2016
    Very helpful, Hopkins -- thanks!

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