#1
hey i just picked up a five string bass for my cousin and when i try to tune the bottom string, it feels like it has stripped out. it turns to a point then makes a popping noise and loosens. is it a bad tuner?
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#2
maybe the stuff on the outside has stripped from the metal underneath of the string i dunno.
#3
maybe u shoulp post a pic, cuz i got a little lost
Current Gear:
New York Pro - 5 String Beaut
Some tom delonge green strat my friend made
Boss GT-6
Eden DC210XLT Metro Bass Combo 500W (if anyone else has this model and has any insight about it, do pm me)
#4
well it's like i'm tuning it up, it starts to tighten, then makes a popping noise and detunes a tad. when i get to that point again, it does it over again.
i don't know if this will do anything but here is a picture
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#5
you need a new tuner, the tension in the current one caused by the string is pulling it so hard it's stripped the gear just enough to slip
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#6
oh okay. i'm not too pissed because this was a great deal for the bass in the first place.
can you recommend any place i can get some good gold bass tuners?
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#7
if you're in europe you can get warwick tuners for like £5 each off of thomann
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#8
good advice Dan! if it's an open back tuner(you can see the gears), check for broken teeth on the drive gear, if there are none missing or damaged, then the worm gear is stripped. you could try removing the string, and turn the tuning peg 180 degrees, and re-install the string. if the drive gear is damaged only in one area, it may hold tune if your not at the damaged spot. you might also be able to tighten the screw, that holds the gear. if that doesn't work, replace the tuner.

drive gear = the wheel shaped gear attached to the tuner pegs.
worm gear = the "screw" part attached to the tuning key.
these are probably not proper terms, but thats what i call them.
Last edited by 83lespaulstudio at Mar 25, 2008,
#9
What are the chances the string core is broken and the winding is coming undone?
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#10
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What are the chances the string core is broken and the winding is coming undone?

damn! i should have thought of that! perhaps new strings?
#11
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What are the chances the string core is broken and the winding is coming undone?


sorry fitzy but i've had both problems and if the core of a string broke it wouldn't tune then drop repeatedly, the string would just get longer and longer as the winding seperated with each turn. it wouldn't hold any amount of tension
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#12
i'm pretty postivie it's the tuner. we bought new stings for it today but i won't put them on until i get new tuners
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