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Tuning Key is To Tight...need help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by deathbassist, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. so i got a new six string bass and I've been doing the setup on it. So i was shimming the neck and the G string came off of the bass. So I put it back on it and then I started to tune my bass and when I went to tune the G string I would turn and turn and it would stop turning and the tuning key would get really tight. So I take off the tuning key and I turn it while it's not even on the bass and it gets so tight you can't turn the tuning key anymore. If it's fixable I could probably fix it but I don't know so if anyone has any advice that would be cool.

  2. Please get us a pic of that key, so we know what advice to give you.

    If it has a screwed on key, the screw may be to tight.

    Was it doing this before?

    A slightly bent shaft will cause it to be tight, and if the gear is screwed down too tight it will turn stiff.

    Need that pic.
  3. sorry can't give you a pic im on dial up internet.

    Ya it's a screwed on key.

    and it was getting tight when i tuned it for the first time.

    The shaft when i took it out kinda pokes out at the bottom and isn't inline with the bottom of the key. I think it's probably the shaft in the key.

    Sorry I can't give you a picture man but if you have any advice im open to ideas.

  4. Maybe someone else can tell you, but I'd have to see it.

    Attach a pic when you get the chance.

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