Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set

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Enclosed-gear tuners for smaller pegheads, with 7/16"-diameter string posts and threaded hex bushings. 9/16"-diameter pegholes required.

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Chrome, 2L/2R

Item # 0897
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $40.70

Black, 2L/2R

Item # 0897-B
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $49.70
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


Enclosed-gear tuners for smaller pegheads, with 7/16"-diameter string posts and threaded hex bushings. 9/16"-diameter pegholes required.

Precision 20:1 gear ratio with sealed lubrication, cast housings and metal knobs. Set of 4, for 2-left/2-right pegheads. Mounting screws included.

Also sold individually for 5 or 6-string basses, or for asymmetric pegheads.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0897
    • 0.567 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 0897-B
    • 0.567 lbs. (0.26 kg)

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Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set

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Great Replacements For My Carvin Bass

By William from Riverside, CA 
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 03, 2015

Over the years I have had many of my Carvin tuners break inside the gearbox, right at the base of the shaft. I decided to spend the extra money and replace the tuners on one of my basses with these Gotoh Compact Bass Tuners. I was immediately impressed with the "beefiness" of these tuners. The tuning posts are much thicker than the posts on the Carvin tuners, taking up the entire area of the shaft channel and leaving no wiggle room for the tuning post. The accompanying picture shows one Gotoh tuner installed with some Carvin tuners still on the bass. There's quite a remarkable difference. The footprint on the back of the headstock, including the screw hole, matched perfectly making installation a breeze.
Another thing I loved was the customer service provided by Stewart-MacDonald. I called them on the Tuesday before New Years at approximately 8am. The person I talked to on the phone was extremely helpful in making sure I was getting exactly what I wanted and needed. (I also needed a single tuner to go along with the set since I was replacing the tuners on a five string). Within an hour I received an email saying my order had been shipped! The tuners arrived in California by Friday despite the New Year holiday!
Overall, I would highly recommend buying these tuners (and buying them from Stewart-MacDonald) to replace the sub par tuners that come on Carvin basses.

Great Value!

By Cherry Picker Guitars from London, Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 07, 2013

Very impressed with the quality/cost. Still had to enlarge the tuner holes in the peg-head of the Yamaha bass these were installed on. My customer was very pleased with these tuners!


By charlie13 from Columbiana, Al
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Gotoh tuner set is amazing. They have definatly live up to everything I was hoping for. They are worth every cent. Great product!

Smooth as

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Installed these on my Bass build, they are so nice I think I may one day replace the tuners on my Thunderbird with these. 5 stars.

Replacements for Warwick tuners..

By markd. from CA,USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 06, 2012

All I can say is wow!! I had to replace the stock tuners on my warwick because the other tuners were wearing out[stripped, banged up and becoming unreliable]. These were a perfect replacement and they fit like a glove. Tuning action is smooth and accurate my tuner even registers better movement[if you know what I mean] solid, more mass etc. only issue is for the five string setup. The "B" string runs quite close to the "E" string now, however that's only because the Warwick tuners were smaller post and they didn't need the same amount of clearance. Had to order 2left and 2 right and an extra left. If you have this same prob. with the Warwick stock tuners[prob. cheaply made] don't hesitate to buy these they are a great replacement/upgrade.

Great replacement tuners for Epiphone Thunderbird IV

By Bones from Santa Cruz, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I replaced the stock tuners on my Epiphone Thunderbird IV bass. Great tuners! Much more stable and solid feeling than the stock ones. And - they dropped right in - no need to even re-drill the screw holes at the back of the peg-head - these fit perfectly with NO MODIFICATION! Great replacement tuners for your Epi Tbird!

quite perfect

By alpla from Madrid, Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the only bad thing, they are not purchaseable from Europe in black colour. really good!

Okay, But Could Be Better

By Mike Harrison from Toronto Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I bought these to replace the cheap knock-offs on an otherwise very playable bass. The gasket on one of the new Gotoh tuners was rough-edged and a bad fit -- really sloppy manufacturing. The Gotoh screws were quite tiny; I had to make the unfortunate choice between filling in the holes then drilling, or using the old screws. I chose the latter.

The Gotohs do stay in tune better than the old ones, thus the rating of 4 rather than 3.

Perfect as usual!

By ALB57 from Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dear stewmac, thank you once again for being so efficient, polite and professional! The shipment was quick and the tuner set is great!

Greeting from southern Italy!!!

Still prefer these over Hip Shot

By RLowVaughn from Boise, Id.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I like the looks of these over the more popular and vastly more expensive competitor. Smooth and clean, just goes with the style of bass I make. And Stew Mac has great service.

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