I can't believe it.
I broke the Ibanez!
Oh nothin serious. Went to tune it last night, I haven't played it in a couple of days, and lo and behold if the E string tuner wasn't just spinning in its enclosure.
So yeah at some point today I will have to remind myself to deal with that. They're sealed tuners. That probably means I will have to buy another one. Worse yet, a whole new set for just one.
Well. Not bad for a bass made in the 90s that takes as much abuse as this one does.