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Using 4 in a line tuners on a 2l 2r setup

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Probably a daft question but can you? What is the downside?  Only reason I ask is I'm after a set of 2l 2rs and there's a set of Grovers going cheap on the Bay but they're 4 in a line and my skinflint side is taking over😀

 

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As long as they fit properly,  i guess the only caveat is that 2 of them will possibly need winding in the opposite direction when tuning up.

Not a big deal

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Thanks, that's the way I was thinking, worst case I can upgrade the stock tuners on something else😀

 

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Unless the 2+2 headstock is very big you are unlikely to get all 4 of the 4 in line tuners to fit properly. I would imagine that at least one of the tuners on the "wrong" side will either protrude beyond the end of the headstock or not fit at all.

Just buy some 2+2 tuners. you know it makes sense.

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I've fitted a set of 4-in-a-line tuners to a 2+2 headstock before and I had no trouble with it. The ones being replaced were the big elephant ear style and I fitted a set of smaller, lighter weight ones. The only issue, if you can call it that, as @fleabag said, is that the heads on the D and G strings turned the opposite way to those on my other 2+2 bass but that doesn't bother me in the slightest. 

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Thanks guys, they're going on a Spector head so small tuners should be fine.

@BigRedX, i hear you, right tools for the job etc is always easier but loving a bargain and impatience are family traits😁

 The deed is done now so fingers crossed. Appreciate the input

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Can they be taken apart and the backing plates swapped over??

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