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Offline steve37698

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Machine Heads For XB105
« on: January 08, 2012, 05:35:39 AM »
Hi everyone.
Hope there is someone on the forum who can help me with this.  I own an XB105 and one of the machine heads is broken.  Does anyone know which brand of machine head Washburn uses for this bass.  I am very keen to keep my bass looking original if possible, but if another brand will do the job without having to make any new screw holes in the back of the headstock, I would be happy to use.

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Re: Machine Heads For XB105
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 10:27:57 AM »
I was just out browsing for similar -- an XB-400 with a slightly bent tuner shaft that sticks a bit. Allparts has similar no-names for $13:
http://www.allparts.com/Economy-Bass-Key-Chrome-p/tk-0794-010.htm
Or Gotoh for a few dollars more:
http://www.allparts.com/Gotoh-Chrome-Bass-Key-Bass-Side-p/tk-0923-010.htm

The shape is pretty common. You could probably fit Wilkinson or Hipshot or Grover, if you want to put in a new set.
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Re: Machine Heads For XB105
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 08:15:12 AM »
Hi Tony Raven.  Thanks for the advice.  I had a look at the gotoh machine heads and decided to give them a try.  Very slightly different shape, but hardly noticable.  I have only got one fitted at the moment, but I will probably be replacing them all in the near future.  Thanks again for your help, it was invaluable