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Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set

Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set

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Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set Chrome, 2L/2R

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Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner, 2L+2R Set

About This Item

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.

Pilot holes required: Installing delicate screws such as these into hard maple requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend using a No.50 bit for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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    • 0897
    • 0.5665 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 0897-B
    • 0.5665 lbs. (0.26 kg)

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5.0

Superb quality and price

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I used.these to upgrade my LTD B-206SM and C-5 basses. The fit was perfect, the looks are awesome and they feel so.much better when tuning. Hardware and finish is outstanding. They are low priced when you think about the quality. Love them.

5.0

Amazing quality

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I used 3 sets of 4 pieces to upgrade my LTD B-206SM and C-5 basses. What a difference. A true upgrade. They look and feel 100's of times better than the originals. So very happy with my purchase.

5.0

Amazing tuners

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Recently bought a set of these for my Gretsch Junior Jet Bass II and they are leagues above the stock tuners that came with it. They fit perfectly and I could immediately feel the difference when I tuned back up after installing them. Highly recommend!!

5.0

Perfect tuners

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Replaced tuners on Ibanez gsr 100 ex. Did have to file the holes slightly then they dropped right in!

5.0

Great replacement tuners

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I used Gotoh black tuners to replace the gold originals on my 1997 Yamaha TRB - perfect fit as expected - smoother function. But beware the posts are slightly bigger now, so the strings aren't parallel above the nut as before. Ok with me - they look so good.

5.0

Definite Upgrade

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These Gotoh tuners (plus one single left) fit my '99 Carvin LB75 perfectly! And thanks to their detailed measurement diagram, I ordered them with confidence. My bass stays in tune longer and with finer adjustment. StewMac shipped them very quickly, too!

5.0

Perfect

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These are great quality! Did exactly as expected.

5.0

Great Upgrade

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I bought these tuners for my brand new Ibanez SR505 5 string bass. They are so much better than the stock Ibanez tuners, which would go flat after spirited playing.

5.0

Great tuners

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Great Tuners. I bought these to replace the original tuners on my Ibanez SR505 when one broke just before a band performance. These are much more beefier and have a tighter feel than the originals. A good choice.

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Ibanez Artcore Hollowbody Archtop Bass - Perfect Fit and Perfect Upgrade!

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If you have one of these Ibanez archtop basses, these are the tuners you need.
Old story: the instrument is what you want, but the tuners ain't got it. These Gotuhs are the answer. All it took was a few light even strokes around the inside of the peghead holes with a 1/4" wide rat-tail file, to remove a touch of finish spray inside the holes, and the new Gotohs slipped in snug and straight; even the single screw hole on each tuner lined up with the original hole in the headstock; I used the old screws from the original tuners and saved enlarging the holes. Easily twice the quality of the factory kr@p. Maybe a half hour job, but the rat-tail file made installation easy..
In more detail, a while back I went on a serious quest to find THE best bass (to MY ears) that had a true bass tone; meaning a bass with a mid 1960s tone, like what you hear from early Beatles/Motown hits, a bit more lower mid-range melodic voice, versus the booming lower frequency (100 htz and below) mud that followed as rock n' roll transformed into rock music. If you listen to such recordings, you hear each melodic bass note clearly as a lower voice, sort of Hofner meets stand-up bass "plucked-sounding" tone. The sweet spot for this tone I was seeking falls between 120 and 135 htz; very melodic, but no boom. This tone lets vocals stand out, while lower bass tones can muddy up the mix (again, to My ears).
So I spent a small fortune searching out every famous hollowbody bass I could find; Gibson, Epiphone, Fender, and a dozen other lesser known names. In many cases, I also changed out the standard bass strings for tape-wound strings, a critical aspect of the sound I was searching for.
Bottom line: The best sound (for what I was looking for) I found came from an inexpensive Ibanez Artcore Hollowbody bass (the deeper body of two they made), probably because it has a floating wooden bridge, much like a stand-up, and that distinctive string-to-bridge-to-top "plucked" sound creates that "real" bass tone I was looking for, with the critical addition of some tape-wound strings.
So all the other big fish went back into the marketplace, and the deep Artcore archtop is my dream bass, simply and only for that remarkable tone. Ironic: you can buy for the name, for the history, for the looks, for the collection or the ego, but sometimes, you just gotta close your eyes and listen.
Anyway, these Gotohs are a perfect upgrade for those Ibanez Artcore Hollowbody basses; just spend another few bucks on a rat-tail file (maybe a 1/4" wide) and that will quickly and easily remove the slight resistance you'll probably find in the snug peg-holes.
NOTE: Many already know this, but for the rest - Any acoustic instrument needs to be tuned several times, EACH time you tune it to play. As each string comes up to pitch, the neck bends slightly and pulls the other strings slightly out, requiring a second and even third tuning to reach "perfect" tuning. Don't blame the tuners; it's the entire instrument adjusting to the increased tension, and the second or even third tuning brings everything gradually into the zone. Similarly, any new strings take as long as 24 hours to stretch out and hold tune well, unless you spend extra time stretching those strings AS you replace them.

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