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Lightweight tuners

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by permagrin, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    I have a '92 Fender Jazz MIM neck that's attached to a very light body. Formula for neck dive. The tuners are original (I believe) "Licensed by Schaller" clover leaf.I believe the holes in my peghead are 11/16" (0.6875 inches).

    Warmoth sells Schaller lightweight tuners but the shaft diameter is 0.67 inches. The Warmoth rep told me they wouldn't fit.

    Checking the Stew-Mac website, their lightweight tuners (Gotoh and Hipshot) need 9/16" holes.

    The Hipshot website has lightweight tuners with 1/2" and 3/8" in the titles, but I have no idea what that means.

    What to do? Where can I get some lightweight tuners that will fit?
  2. J.D.B.


    Mar 11, 2007
    Hipshot ultralites with the 1/2" posts (ferrule takes up the rest to 11/16"). I love them (HB-6C's). They are, indeed, light and hold adjustment like a rock! Check them out here:



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