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Tuner Question on Yamaha BB

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by midnight, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. Hi all,

    I bought my Yamaha BB1200S in 1998 off a guy that bought it new back in the 80s and got MUCH use out of it. I absolutely LOVE the bass and have been playing it regularly for a little over 2 years now. It has some quirks that I hope to address though.

    The tuners are all a bit soft. The E especially will go out of tune by just setting it in the case. Can I tighten up the original tuners, or do I need to replace them? Who manufactures these guys?

    Also, the active electronics are a bit buzzy. Is this the nature of the beast with this vintage guitar, or is this a by-product of time? Any suggestions on cleaning them up? You can see my bass at