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Question about Ashbory tuners for U-Bass project

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by AllbeeHivez, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. My dad and I are currently in the process of converting a Rogue baritone ukulele to a U-Bass. I've just ordered the Ashbory nut, but I'm having a hard time finding Ashbory tuners.
    Has anybody ever purchased the Fender Ashbory Replacement Parts set from the link below? If so, do you know for a fact that it contains the tuners (that's what I really need)?


    If not, do you have a link to a place where I can order them at a reasonable price?

    I need an answer as soon as possible.
  2. Dave Higham

    Dave Higham

    Dec 19, 2005
    you can usually get them from Largesound but he doesn't seem to be showing them at the moment. He sometimes has to wait for stuff to come in. You could contact him and ask when (or if) he'll have them in stock again.

    The other place I know of is Highland Park.

    Of course you can get the real U-Bass tuners from Owen Holt at Road Toad or from Hipshot but they're much more expensive.
  3. prophetdaniel2


    Jan 21, 2011
    A few things to consider if purchasing the Ashbory tuners is they are designed to be used all on one side, as the string holder on the front threads on to the machine post using string tension to keep the on more or less. Also the Ashbory tuners do not come with the machine post grommets, but inexpensive guitar machine grommets work fine.
  4. I didn't think the whole designed-for-one-side thing mattered because of this video here (go to 0:18).

  5. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
  6. prophetdaniel2


    Jan 21, 2011
    That's a creative way around that design for certain. I just wanted to make sure you were aware :)
  7. you just have to buy standart bass tuners and file
    the E, A and D. you got nothing to do for the G.

    Attached Files:

  8. prophetdaniel2


    Jan 21, 2011
    I like that ! I'll have to try that on my next one...
  9. I am currently attempting this, as I tried ordering Ashbory tuners this morning and they said that they didn't have any.
  10. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Modified tuners:


  11. prophetdaniel2


    Jan 21, 2011
    That looks like it should work fine! Do you think you will run into any neck dive issues using those full sized tuners?
  12. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
  13. prophetdaniel2


    Jan 21, 2011
    Oh I c..

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