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What are the lighted fender style tuners?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by thebigcock, Apr 22, 2009.


  1. thebigcock

    thebigcock Banned

    Sep 24, 2008
    What are the lighted fender style tuners? I have some HiPshots , are they the lightest?
    cheers
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I guess you mean "lightest". :meh: Hipshot Ultralights are probably among the lightest, but not all Hipshots are from their Ultralight line. They make regular-weight ones too.
     
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Lighted tuners were invented by Hendrix, right?

     
  4. schaller tuners are even lighter than hipshot... as far as i know schaller makes the tuners for fender deluxe basses
     
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    you're talking about the black composite "boron" keys? yes, very light (even the threaded bushing and washer are way lighter than normal). i like light basses, and these keys are the ticket to preventing neck dive, while still having a full-size gear.
     
  6. depalm

    depalm Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Rio
    Hipshot Ultralites are very light. I use them on my Sterling and the bass is perfectly balanced.
     
  7. Shoot_A_Hostage

    Shoot_A_Hostage

    Apr 14, 2009
    +1
     
  8. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    hipshot ULs are not a retro fit for the fender deluxe lines, you'll need to fill and redrill. Worth it, though! Turned my 92 american jazz 5 back breaker into a well balanced axe.
     
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Really? Even the UL 1/2" shaft ones are smaller than the Fender Deluxe shaft diameter?
     
  10. troyus

    troyus

    Apr 9, 2008
    San Diego, CA.
    Gotoh makes a set of extremely light 60s vintage reverse tuners but they are very hard to find in the USA currently.
     
  11. I think he means that the screw holes don't line up.

    So is there a definitive answer on the lightest tuners available? I can't find the Gotoh ones and can't find the weight of the Schallers.
     
  12. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Sperzels are light too. All aluminum
     

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