To sensitive "tunerscrews"

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by semborg, May 8, 2005.

  1. I don't know what to call the things you adjust to tune ur strings.
    I think you know what I mean.

    It is really hard for me to get the strings 100% in tune.
    As I move just über little, like 0.5 mm, the tune travels far away.

    What can I do to make my "tunerscrews" not so sensitive?
    Do I have to many wraps of the string around it?
    Too old strings?
    I want the sensitivity to be cut with half effect.

    Sorry for my strange english - I come from sweden.
  2. I don't think you can actually make any adjustments to the tuners to "de-sensitize" them. They have a set gear ratio. Some are more sensitive than others. It really doesn't matter how many wraps of string you have around the post either.
    I guess it is possible (depending upon your bass and the type of tuners installed) to find replacements with different gear ratios..
    Are you using a tuner, or tuning by ear? I have a small tuner that is overly sensitive, and doesn't react very fast. I have to tune a bit, hit the note several times before it settles in on the correct tune.

  3. I tune by ear.
  4. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    You can't. You have to completely change tuners.