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I am trying to find the best Inexpensive Machine Heads/Tuners for a 10 string project, 5 left side, 5 right side.

 

Any ideas, as I'm not a bass player.

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With that many you’ll need lightweight to avoid massive neck dive. Licensed Hipshots would be good and are much cheaper than the US made ones.

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Warwick-branded tuners are surprisingly affordable, and pretty solid. When I wanted to replace the gold hardware on one of my Streamers with black I was pleasantly surprised by their prices. Thomann stocks them, and Warwick's own webshop is rather excellent too. Don't know if any UK suppliers do too. 

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Wilkinson's seem to be held in quite high esteem for inexpensive parts.

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Wilkinson are perfectly serviceable, and are actually very light and fairly cheap. They would be a good, reliable choice.

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I had a Retrovibe bass for a short while. The lightweight tuners on them were very smooth; they may be able to assist if you drop them a line.  

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11 hours ago, foxyFuze said:

I had a Retrovibe bass for a short while. The lightweight tuners on them were very smooth; they may be able to assist if you drop them a line.  

Retrovibe are now owned by Chowny.

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On 21/01/2021 at 13:36, GuyB said:

the best Inexpensive Machine Heads/Tuners...

...are not cheap, but you may be able to make good deals. Schaller, Gotoh, Wilkinson... I would also check classifieds here.

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On 22/01/2021 at 09:23, Chienmortbb said:

Retrovibe are now owned by Chowny.

We collaborate but are separate companies. Just FYI. :) 

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