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What are the best tuners??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by lo-end, Oct 12, 2001.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    I was wondering what you think are the best tuners. I've heard Hipshot, Gotoh, Schaller, Grover, Sperzel, etc. make good tuners.

    Someone told me Hipshot Ultralites are up there. What do you think are the best replacement tuners out there, and whats the best brand?
     
  2. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    come on guys! dont all jump at once! :D
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I guess you can't go wrong with either one.

    They're all pretty much in one league in terms of functionality, so thing like design, price and weight.

    Heck, you even get Gotoh <b>copies</b> on some boutique or highend basses.
     
  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I like the Schaller tuners, very high quality.
     
  5. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    i have a Korg and it is good..i have no idea what make or model, but its a Korg and i like it. i have had a Cort and that lasted me...5 days? ah well

    kirby
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Oops kirby, he meant tuners on a bass, not electronic tuners. ;)
     
  7. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    WELL GUESS WHO LOOKS LIKE A DI*K AT THE MOMENT!
    *runs off and hides*
     
  8. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    dito.:D
     
  9. I like Gotohs.... they are great and they arn't super expensive.
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Those ultralites are $$$. Damm. Are they worth $115+?
     
  11. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I have Sperzels on two basses and like them a lot. They are small and light and very accurate. It is stupid for me to have them in a way, though, because I leave strings on forever. Crusty flatwounds rule! You can change strings in a second with the Sperzels.
     
  12. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I think any quality name brand is OK. You get what you pay for. Cheapos tend to get wobbly after a few stringings and you'll find that that your bass doesn't stay in tune. The more precisely the part is machined and assembled, the more it will cost, typically.

    As long as you are buying a reputible brand, I would suggest picking the style and design you like best.

    Chas