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replacing tuners on a 68 p bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by salparadise, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. salparadise


    Oct 11, 2006
    miami, fl
    hey guys, i recently picked up a 68 p bass which was actually made early that year, so it still has the features of a 67 before they changed the fender logo and location of the thumb rest. it's all original except for the tuners, which i'm not too crazy about. i figure if i'm going to replace them, i may as well try to hunt down some vintage ones. i'm not too sure about compatibility, though. do tuners from certain years not fit on other p basses? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
  2. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    you are right, everytime Fender changed hands the tuners were changed too.

    all pictures of '68 Precision that I saw shows the CBS style large cloverleaf tuners that appeared after the CBS buy-out and well into the early eighties:

    pre-cbs ones are these (riveted type):
    these were used from '51 till mid 60s when CBS acquired Fender.
  3. Is there a way to know whether the tuners you're about to order are going to match your headstock? In other words, what steps can I take to ensure that I won't have to drill any new holes in my headstock?
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    If they're the correct tuners, they should fit the original holes, shouldn't they? From your post I gather that the tuners on it are incorrect replacements - so the original holes should be there.
  5. I should be more clear - I'm speaking in general. In a somewhat unrelated topic (but pertinent nonetheless), I have a "frankenbass" with all-non-Fender parts to it that I recently acquired, and the tuners have had it...

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