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sperzel locking tuners

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by adept_inept, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    the idea is great, and the guitar ones are great.

    how are the bass ones?
  2. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    There are bass ones?

    Links please?
  3. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
  4. I have locking Sperzels on a couple US Masters basses.

    They are very high quality machines, very smooth and precise. The adjustable thumbwheel locking device is ingenious. Most definitely premium hardware (as reflected by their price).

    The downside is snipping off the excess string leader after installing strings. This makes it difficult to transfer strings back to traditional type machines (if desired), which require a bit more leader.

    I like them, but given a choice, I prefer US Hipshot Ultralites.
  5. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    They are also standard on US Curbow basses. Really nice, but +1 on the hip shots.

  6. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    well, i rele wont have to be transferring them back. as far as holding their tune and ease of use, which would u prefer?
  7. CurbowPete


    Aug 28, 2004
    I have Sperzels on both of my Curbows and they're fantastic! I can't speak for hipshots, but the Sperzels have served me very well for almost three years now.

  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Given the choice of any brand of tuner, I would pick the Sperzels. I've had them on quite a few different Curbows over the years and they are the best.

    As for not being able to transfer the strings to a different bass, it never even occured to me that that would enter into the equation when evaluating tuners. Of course, that's just me--it never came up in 20 years of playing.... :D