After a bit of thought, discussion, calculation and more though, I decided to swap the
tuning machines on my Listerud bass from Gotoh tuners to
Hipshot Ultralite type. The main
motivation was that these are lighter, and my bass was slightly neck-heavy. Changing to these
tuners helped - now I don't need to hold up the neck to get a good playing position - it stays
where it is supposed to be. That helps my playing quite a bit!
The new tuners were supplied by Listerud (of course), and he also sent me some nice postcards
with photos of, among others, my bass!