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Reverse lefty question...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stevensivak, Feb 5, 2016.


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  1. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    So I want to try a status neck on a Jazz body-

    I play lefty, the body is a lefty but the neck only comes righty- which direction should
    I buy for the tuners?
    Is it the case that either will work and that righty tuners if selected will
    rotate the opposite direction as is common and that lefty tuners will
    turn the "normal" direction or is it that lefty tuners can NOT be used on
    a righty neck?
    thanks
     
  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Good question. It's a 4 in line or 2+2?
     
  3. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    In line four
     
  4. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    So they'they'll be upside down facing the floor instead of the ceiling.
    Based on picking up a lefty I have next to me, if I rotate the peg anti clockwise (towards my body) the pitch goes up.
    If I hold it righty and twist Clockwise (still toward my body) the pitch goes up.
    I have a right 4 in line righty in another building, I will go see if it's the same
     
  5. boghurtgurule

    boghurtgurule

    Oct 21, 2013
    I am also a lefty, if you are going to use the tuners you have on your current bass they are going to hang over the head stock. my suggestion would be to just buy new right handed tuners, saves you hassle and the unessicary holes in your headstock.
     
  6. boghurtgurule

    boghurtgurule

    Oct 21, 2013
    And by "tuners on your current bass I meant left handed tuners.
     
  7. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    I just went out and picked up a flipped righty. The tuner turns clockwise the raise pitch. This is opposite a stock lefty, but actually felt fine and WAS intuitive.
     
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  8. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Goto a music store and hold a righty and detune the shot out of it. The direction you turn the peg key should be intuitive, as opposed to following a standard.
    I'd say use righty keys.
     
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  9. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    I'm not sure there is a neck already to take the tuners from
     
  10. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Lefty tuners can not be used on righty necks.
     
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  11. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    IF they are Fender open gear style they are reversible. Remove the gear, and the cloverleaf, the friction plate. Flip and reassemble.

    USA hipshots are too
     
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  12. sirvill

    sirvill

    Jan 15, 2016
    New Zealand
    Yeah its not the direction the tuners will turn that is the issue, its getting the tuning keys to stick out from the headstock instead of behind the headstock.

    When restringing you can turn the tuning keys the "wrong" way and it'll still tune fine, just depends where you put the winds.

    When I'm doing my guitars and not paying attention every now and then I turn the key the "wrong" way to tighten up
     
  13. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    I think that is pretty conclusive- so the difference is not just the direction of what it takes to raise the pitch, but clearance for the head stock

    Very helpful- thanks!
     
  14. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    1454771285594-358017452.
    What makes you say that?
     
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  15. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    You lost me
     
  16. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    Now I am really confused....

    The big photo is of a lefty neck with "lefty" tuners, right?
    If so, then what is the point of the post?

    So, what is also confusing is that I BELIEVE, the tuners hand is determined
    from looking at the back of the neck and seeing which way the
    buttons are projecting.
     
  17. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Cos I'm trying to figure out what the youre trying to do.
     
  18. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    simple- what are my choices for tuning machines on a left jazz body with a righty neck?

    and by choices i don't mean brand I mean left or right
     
  19. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    I haven't seen a reason why you can't use either. I would use righty.
     
  20. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    Safe guess- quite certain that I will go with this recommendation

    It was lug who said I could not use lefty on a righty neck....
     

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