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Open Back Tuning

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ninthwondernj, Feb 7, 2005.


  1. some fenders have them and some dont...is there a benefit to having one with open back tuning?
     
  2. i'm confused, are you talking about string through body?
     
  3. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    no, I'm pretty sure he's talking about the tuning machines. Some bases have open tuners and others have sealed ones. My, american deluxe jazz has the open ones. I don't think either one is better, just different. I would think if you ever had a problem that the open backs would be easier to repair. It seems that the open backs also have larger shafts, gears, etc. so they may be a little more heavy duty. Thats my $0.02.
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    the benefits to the sealed ones would be that they stay cleaner & are better lubricated, so they theoretically will stay smoother longer. But in my experience they aren't any better than open tuners.