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Fender P Bass Tuning Key issue

4string

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See G string tuner for issue in question. This is a 1959 P Bass so I'd prefer not to replace the tuner if possible. It doesn't seem to be a problem with tuning, at least so far. Any thoughts on what (if anything) to do about this? :hmm Having a local repair shop look at it would be ok too.

Thanks!

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jrgtr42

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Does the key rotate back at all? Looks like it slipped in the slot, around the rivet. I don't know about a permanent repair for that.

One thing is, there are some very good reproductions out there, you could change it out, keeping the original in the case.
When / if you want to sell it, you could put it back, or say what you did and why, including the original shouldn't affect the value.
 

MeHereNow

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I've seen this a couple of times on those type of tuners.
Repairs I've seen on it varied from heating the rivet/tunerpost and tap it with a centerpoint, to having solder flow on the rivet area, to MacGyver'ing it and having small gauge of steel wire wrapped around the tunerpost.
Mostly repairs to retain functionality instead of aesthetics.
 
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