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Warwick Tuning Pegs

Discussion in 'News& Support' started by Derek Kolaga, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Derek Kolaga

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    Hello all, I am relatively new to bass so forgive me if this is a weird post. I'm actually a drummer but have decided to start teaching myself bass too. Recently within the past 2 months, I purchased a Warwick Streamer Rockbass 5-String after hearing the amazing tone Warwick has to offer. I have my bass tuned to a standard BEADG for 5 string. I happen to notice a gap between the nuts on the tuning pegs and my headstock for all of my tuning pegs. It almost appears as if the pegs are shifted a certain way. I have attached a few pictures--I know its a little hard to see from the pictures. But I was wondering if this is normal? If it is cause for concern? If it is some sort of defect? Or if I'm just out of my mind and its nothing to worry about? The bass plays great otherwise
     

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    So if I am seeing correctly, the nuts are not flush with the nut against the headstock? Is there a tilt to them?
     
  3. Derek Kolaga

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    That's correct. The nuts aren't exactly flush with the headstock. They don't appear too tilted. I would think the pegs should be perpendicular to the headstock. They do seem slightly leaned
     
  4. Derek Kolaga

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    I know my schecter bass, the tuning nuts are flush with the headstock
     
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    PaulS Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Yeah the nuts should be flush for sure. It looks like one of the pegs is bent too. The tuning pegs might have been loose when it was last string up. You maybe could take the string off and try and tighten it down. I looked at 3 of mine and they are all super flush.
     
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    Interesting. I bought it brand new and was shipped to me. I guess I would've thought they should've been tight if new?
     
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    It’s brand new? Yeah no reason for them to be loose like that. The Rockbass is their cheaper line, but shouldn’t be an issue like that.
     
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    I just took the strings off and yeah, they're all loose
     
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    Managed to get 4 of the 5 tightened up to hold flush and correct on the bass. The other one wouldn't tighten--seems to be stripped. I don't see this as a fault of mine? Am a little bummed about it. I think I did read on another post on another site about this happening and that the Warwick tuning keys are different from old Gotoh tuning keys placed in Warwicks. Might have to invest in different keys
     
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    At least you should ask for replacement tuners, if it is new you might wanna go with warranty claims
     
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  11. Derek Kolaga

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    Most definitely. I did send a message to Warwick under the contact link of their website explaining the situation. I'm hoping they respond and can accommodate me. Other than that, not sure if there's another way to escalate the matter or not?
     
  12. DiMarco

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    Contact the reseller as well, this is the usual path most manufacturers will ask you to take.
     
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    Good call. Thanks for the advice guys. I appreciate it
     
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