Electric bass tuning machines are placed on the top part of the instrument, on the neck head. Normally they look like metal keys. Its main goal is to hold and to tighten the Electric Bass strings through a screw mechanism that rotates on its axis. In some models it has a hole and in others a small aperture where you introduce the end of the string. When the string is inside the hole you have to turn it till you adjust the tension. Sound changes from deep to high pitched and vice versa.
In Maderas Barber we wanted to focus on the luthier ‘s needs. We provide you in our store different models in different qualities and colours to meet the guitar maker demand.
Until the 60s Kluson manufactured countless quantities of guitar and bass tuners for Fender®, Gibson®, Epiphone® and many other companies, setting a milestone into guitar history. Being one of the first geared tuners had a cost—the quality was better than the tuners of the 40’s but not what we expect today. However even after all the years of abuse by guitar players many are still working, a testament to the quality of the workmanship from the Chicago factory .
We have taken the iconic design of the tuners and gave them the proper gearing that they deserved. The 50’s designs that we all love with the mechanisms of today for a tuner that not only looks good, it feels good!
Our "Vintage-Classic" models use the original gear ratio of 1:15, all closed-type tuners (with or without locking mechanism) work a little more fine using an 1:18 gear. The locking mechanisms of our 2 different types of locking tuners have safety catches and can never get lost by turning loose of the housings