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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mjmeche, Feb 14, 2014.
Anyone use them? Are they reliable? Opinions please
They are just fine. I used them on one of my builds, I have no complaints.
I had them on both a Hartke XL and a Little Guitar Works torzal bass built in 2009. Both worked fine.
For a bass I had built last year, (from the same builder,) I asked for sperzels again. Though he was willing to use them, he told me that sperzel had been having quality issues recently. I went with hipshot.
I'd do a little more research on this if I was looking at using them again.
I use nothing but Sperzel every time I get a chance. They are perfect.
It is a pity they don't make them with standard mounting holes, they'd be much more successful.
I heard about that, what did you have to do to make them work ( I mean fit)?
I've used the 2x2 sets to replace the cheap tuners on two different Danelectro basses and it worked out perfectly, tho I did let the guitarshop repair guy do the install as there was some hole reaming/old screw hole filling involved. In use, though, these were great and very reliable; 100% mprovmejnt on action and holding tune. My Sperzels were bought probably 2004, I even sent one back once for repair when I unscrewed the locking wheel too far, and they fixed it and returned gratis
Once I lost a locking pin and they sent me a bag of them, free & fast.
I used them when I built my main gigging bass, a five-string. I love them and will use them on future builds. Light, reliable and easy to
I have them on two of my Carvins. When Carvin made me an upgraded fretted 6, I requested that they take the Sperzels off the old LB76 and put them on the new one. 'Nuff said.
I drilled holes to the right size.
I love the clean looks, how you can set them tighter so they will stay in tune even in the gigbag, how string change takes seconds and how they stay in tune right after.
The kind of gear that makes you wonder why people would use something else.
I really wasn't a fan. I love them on my guitar, but for bass they're not for me. Their small size doesn't really work for me, I find fender-style much easier to work with. I also find myself preferring to have more string wrap around the post so I can change the strings out later and maybe use them on another bass, which is kind of against the point of locking tuners.