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Replacement keys on Epi JC
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
I want to replace the keys on my Epi Jack Casady (it is a proto type but all the hardware is the same as the JC Sig). Any body know which keys might just drop in? I’m looking to use lighter keys. I already have the replacement bridge for the 3 point, but I won’t open up that discussion up here.
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Re: Replacement keys on Epi JC
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 01:45:38 PM »
I don't know lightweight tuners that have the exact same footprint for the screws. But I really like Gotoh res-o-lite GB 528.

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/tuners-gotoh-res-o-lite-vintage-style-bass-nickel-2side

Makes sure you order the ones with the short shaft. I went wrong there. I still think I should replace the ones on mine because they protrude too far. It looks clumsy.



I've also come to like Schaller lightweights. I've been using them on the Brooks basses
https://www.allparts.com/TK-7970-010-Schaller-4-in-line-Lightweight-Keys-Chrome_p_4069.html

But they require some drilling/routing for the footprint with the two pins that keep it in place.


Grover has very similar tuners to the Schaller ones too, by the way.

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Re: Replacement keys on Epi JC
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 11:45:23 AM »
I used Hipshot HB6 - 1/2" Ultralites.





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