Well, after two string changes on my Marcus Miller bass, I've decided it's time for these damned tuners to go. First of all, the whole vintage "reverse" aspect of them is a slight annoyance. A bigger annoyance is the fact that it takes a _lot_ of muscle to turn the stupid things. Like, a lot. My wrist is sore after changing the strings. (And it was sore to begin with! ) These are bigger than regular standard Fender tuners, so I know that most of the standard replacements won't drop in. I sent an e-mail to the folks at Bass Parts Resource to find out what will go in without drilling extra holes, but I figured I would see if anyone else had swapped theirs out, and, if so, what they used. I love everything about this bass - even the much maligned preamp - but I can't stand these tuners.