With bridges and tuners, you generally get what you pay for. El cheapo mean the tuners go out of tune often so you have to wonder if you are prepared to put up with that during sets, let alone songs. They also bind and trying to get them to perfectly tune can be a problem.smithmiller63 wrote:When I see an $80 price tag on a set of tuners I have to wonder if that's really worth it......So what I'm trying to figure out is how whether or not the cheap stuff is worth getting at all or if I should just save up and get some quality parts......I'm not spending $80 on tuners, though, light-weight or not.
I wouldn't even buy a Gotoh or BadAss bridge, I'd go 'Hipshot A' at least but that's because I have the philosophy of 'Buy once, cry once'
My advice therefore is save money for the best you can get otherwise you'll regret it in the long run.
If you are spending money on parts to upgrade something like an SX bass to perform like a Fender, my advice again would be to save up for the Fender in the first place.
Sorry this is not the news you'll be hoping for.