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 Post subject: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:13 am 
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Hi all, My '83 4003 has the small shaft Grover tuners that are original. Two of them are falling apart and a third is on it's way out. I gather that no replacements are available and that the tuners that I can get from this site have larger shafts. I want to keep this bass as original as possible but I want to play it as well. What to people do in this pickle?
Thanks for any help!


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 Post subject: Re: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:31 am 
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you can try to find replacement used tuners, you can install modern 4003 tuners, you can install schaller m4 tuners, or schaller makes some wavy modern tuners as well ...

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 Post subject: Re: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:37 am 
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I see Grover tuners all the time on Ebay..

They go for around $60.00 each, in good condition.


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 Post subject: Re: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:48 am 
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But do you need to drill the headstock to use these "newer" tuners?


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 Post subject: Re: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:09 am 
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I see Grover tuners all the time on Ebay..

They go for around $60.00 each, in good condition.


Yeah, but don't you own ALL of them already? ;^)


When I replaced the sloppy, falling apart Slimlines on my '73, I drilled out the holes to fit Dipshot Ultralite tuners. These are superb tuning keys.


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 Post subject: Re: To drill or not to drill
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:52 am 
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JPS, you drilled 'em out?

I have re-bushed two 4001s in the last week alone, and re-installed the old Grovers for the owners. And there's another 01 waiting in the wings for the same.

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