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need/want some new tuning keys...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mtandrews, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. for a Squier P-Bass special that I'm goosing with. I saw some on EBAY, Mexican standards Highway 1's and new Fender Jaguars. Are they the same part? Are these a decent replacement?
  2. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    I just did some Googling and I saw a post complaining about those pegs not staying in tune. Take with a grain of salt though - who knows who replaced them etc.

    StewMac is always a good place to start your research:



    Nice avatar!!
  3. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Is there something wrong with
    the tuners that are on the bass?

    MIM tuners probably are not a
    noticeable improvement.

    The Fender Jag tuners could be
    better. I don't know but if there
    is nothing wrong with the ones
    you have, whats the point?

  4. ringy


    Jul 27, 2009
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
  5. And don't forget that the squier-headstock is different from the fender, with the holes for the posts located further from the nut... If you're going for big tuners like the reverse ones, or the Fender-stamped schallers, you're gonna have a bad time!
  6. they are broken, well rusty. On one the "paddle" is loose and they are tarnished to the point that Brasso and the buffing wheel done very little. They still work but don't look good, that's why I wanted to replace them.
  7. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Cool, you have relic tuners. Those
    cost extra. The loose paddle can usually
    be fixed by squeezing the shaft with a
    big pair of channel lock pliers. If that don't
    work, solder the split where the shaft
    meets the paddle. I have also heard that
    supper glue works.

    If you decide to change them, mind what
    Mr.Fingers said;

    I made this mistake on a Squier Affinity
    P bass. I bought some vintage Wilkinson


    They were too big!


    I had to grind the frame of all four tuners
    in order for them to fit,


    My advice is to check the specs and
    measure carefully before you buy,

  8. thanks Tabdog. Judging from the pics you done a smashing job though, and the look great to me!

    I'll see if I can get the dude selling the Jaguar Bass set to put a ruler to them (I doubt it though).
  9. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    You could go to GC and measure a
    Jaguar Bass from the first and last
    post. Also check if there is any space
    between the tuners. Then measure
    between those two points on the
    Squier. If they are the same, the
    tuners should fit.

    Sorry I can't be specific and tell you
    if it will work,

  10. you might also check out some of the ebay sellers...you can get a full set of squier "classic vibe" tuners (same style as what tabdog posted, ie: the longer cloverleaf style, but chromed, very nice quality and pretty much guaranteed to fit) for around $30 shipped...18mm hole and smaller around back than those wilkinsons...i bought a set for my VM jazz and they are a perfect match, just needed to drill 3 new mounting holes per tuner

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