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Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23717] Fri, 28 August 2015 22:45 Go to next message
happyheinz is currently offline  happyheinz
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This is my first post on the forum. I own a Kustom K200A guitar in birdseye and flame maple that I love, and I'm thinking of restoring a vintage K200D bass guitar as well. Does anyone know what kind of tuners originally were on the K200D bass, i.e. which manufacturer made them? Or has anyone possibly a an old set he could sell me? Any kind of input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Re: Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23718 is a reply to message #23717] Sat, 29 August 2015 07:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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I may be wrong, but I think they used tuners supply by Hagstrom.
If they are closed back with the cover being rectangular but with one end triangular, then they are of Hagstrom manufacture and I belive they still have new replacements that can be had.
If not a good Luther may be able to rebuild them with other parts!
Re: Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23720 is a reply to message #23718] Sat, 29 August 2015 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
happyheinz is currently offline  happyheinz
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The K200D basses came with open tuners. I have a photo of what they looked like but I somehow can't post it here, or at least I don't know how.
Re: Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23721 is a reply to message #23717] Sun, 30 August 2015 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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For pictures to fly here you need to make ten posting so just post 1 thru 10 and get passed it.
Re: Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23722 is a reply to message #23721] Sun, 30 August 2015 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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They also may be Kluson tuners. Slotted post since Kustom was using Kluson tuners on their 6 string electric guitars. Kustom basses, the tuners were mounted backwards, so as you would normally tune the string up to pitch, you had to turn the key backwards.
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Re: Kustom K200D Bass Guitar tuners? [message #23724 is a reply to message #23717] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:02 Go to previous message
chicagobill
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I think Pleat is right, as usual. They look like Kluson open back tuners, really common back at that time. And the reverse turn feature was also common back then.
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