replacement keys for my Gibson

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LedReign, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    i have '67 gibson sg eb0 that is fairly new to me. it is shows a lot of wear, thus leading me to replace a couple different parts. i have been holding off on replacing the tuning keys because i am sure of what brand will be most durable/dependable. any suggestions?

    \m/ dont forget to boogie \m/
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Are they broken? Those Kluson 538 tuners are tanks and with a little care can last for decades to come. The last thing you want to do to a 47 year old vintage bass is swap hardware.
  3. jlh60


    Aug 21, 2009
    Warren ,Mi
    My 67 EBO shortscale had small cheap Japanese tuners on it from the factory. I wasn't worried about resale value, so I installed Grover closed back tuners on it. I had to ream out the holes to install them.
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Ah, I see. Fly Guitars website shows exactly what you mean.

    LedReign, If they look like picture 1, go ahead with replacing them as suggested.

    If they are Kluson like the picture #2, they can be serviced and made to operate smoothly.

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