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Machine head advice

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Nick303, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    I'm building a parts-bin Precision bass and need to but some machine heads. Problem is, the position of the holes in the head necessitates a smallish back plate. Vintage or Wilkinson types stick out a lot. What small-backed good quality heads should I buy?
    I really want a set of VM Squier heads, can I get these as parts from anywhere?
  2. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    MIM fender tuning pegs are pretty decent for the price.
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
  4. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    If you don't need them to line up with previous holes, and want a real nice set, the Hipshot Ultralights are very nice.
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    I have a set of diamond plate VM tuners we could deal on. They are the older type not the mim shaped plates. I'm in Canada but I'll send them your way. PM me.

    If you can find the cv tuners (I've seen them on eBay) they are better than the old VM sets though.
  6. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013

    I'm in the UK but could you post a pic of them?
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Pm'd Nick.
  8. chienmort


    Aug 15, 2012
  9. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Thanks man, I checked that out and while those ones weren't quite what I'm after I did find some on the same site.