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HB1 Bass Tuning Machine
Replace those sloppy, worn out tuning machines with a set of Hipshot American Classics. The HB1 is a direct replacement for the Schaller® BM tuner traditionally featured on MusicMan® and G&L® basses. Many independent custom builders choose this tuner as well.
Robust stamped and machined steel construction
27:1 tuning ratio
Fits 11/16" (17.5mm) headstock holes
Adjustable tension nylon bearing system
Reversible shaft for treble or bass side
Comments from reddit and forums
Discussed in Sterling by Music Man has been upgraded too! in the TalkBass.com community
May I recommend the Short Key version of the Hipshot HB1. HB1 Bass Tuning Machine Although the holes don't match, the base plate will cover the holes of the SBMM tuners, but the short key is much more the MM aesthetic and you also get the tapered posts: [image] ... more
Discussed in NBD... but bummed! in the TalkBass.com community
You got problems, I got solutions. HB1 Bass Tuning Machine ...or even better... BT1 Bass Xtender ... more
Good call. If nothing else is damaged, maybe bargain for a BT1 as a replacement tuner. Then move your existing E machine to the D string, and put the new de-tuner on the E string. ... ... more