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New to the Firebird V (just got me a 2010). Love the feel and sound, but having some tuning issues. I set it up how I like it, so that part is good. Intonation is great. I know I can take it sharp if I push the strings hard on the frets, but that’ll bounce back after I let go. A few big bends or smashing a few hard chords, it’s out. It just seem like the stock banjo tuners aren’t holding it in tune. Am I missing another element that may be taking it out of tune? I hear mixed reviews about the Steinberger gearless machine heads. Mostly good reviews, but I thought I’d put the direct question put there. Do Steinberger gearless tuners for Firebird V equal improved tuning stability?
I have a 5 string Synapse bass. I have had a set of double ball strings on it, and during the process of changing the strings, I have run into an issue with the G string tuner mechanism. I don't know if the tuner gear has been stripped or what, but the moving part of the tuner that holds the ball end of the string and moves forward and back doesn't engage unless I push the mechanism into the bridge so far that the ball end holder is covered up by the metal plate of the tuner mechanism. If I put the ball end of the string in the holder and push it in far enough to engage the tuner, the rest of the string is too short for the ball on the other end of the string to get in its holder at the top of the neck. It's almost as if the screw mechanism on that piece is either broken or stripped, so that it needs to be pushed into the bridge so far that you can't actually thread a string on it. Anyone else experience this issue? Anyone have an idea of what's happening here and/or what the solution is? I assume that I may need a replacement part of some kind, but I don't even have an idea of what that part is or where to find it. I sent a support message to Gibson/Steinberger several weeks ago, but have received no response or acknowledgement of my inquiry. PLEASE HELP!
Hi, this summer I bought a pack of Original Gibson tuner (custom shop spec, single ring kluson style) to replace the tuners to my old classic 60, when I swapped the keys I didn't had tho swap the bushing, cause they fitted already perfectly (probably are the same hardware already mounted), so I left them unused in the plastic. but yesterday I discovered a thing, the bushing are different, 3 have a single circle above in the center, the other 3 ave that circle different like in the fender ones mounted on my strat. somebody know why? an error in the packaging?