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HB7 Bass Tuning Machine
Retire those worn out stock tuners and slap on a set of Hipshot American Classics! The HB7 is a direct replacement for Fender® Highway One tuning machines first featured on many MIM models. It is now a popular choice for many contemporary Fender® basses including Vintage Modified Squire®, USA and Custom Shop models. Many smaller, independent builders have adopted this machine as well.
Robust laser cut and machined construction
27:1 tuning ratio
Comments from forums and Reddit
Discussed in Hipshot USA HB7 Lollipop Tuning Machines in the TalkBass community
Excellent condition, includes bushings but no screws. These are drop in replacements for most MIM Fenders: HB7 Bass Tuning Machine Price includes CONUS shipping. Paypal or Zelle OK. Will trade for Hipshot USA HB6-C Ultralites only - 4 or 5-string set. [image] ... more
Discussed in Squier Standard P Bass Special Family in the TalkBass community
Yes, thanks, those are the ones I located. Just feels a bit weird to spend more than half what I paid for the bass just for the tuners...:D So I think I'll wait on it, my idea ... ... more
Just my advice here... The tuners should be the #1 upgrade as they are the weakest component of these basses. And whether it's the HB7 or the Ultralites, you can't miss with HipShot ... ... more
I will take your advice in account. Really the only two things that were not ok with the bass when I got it (very badly protected for shipping, thank god our mail people were kind!) ... ... more
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