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diggersmom32
02-21-2015, 03:16 PM
I have been playing uke a year. I do not play other stringed instruments. I recently bought an Ohana soprano. I really like the sound but I wish it had geared tuners. Anyone ever had pegs changed on an Ohana?

PhilUSAFRet
02-21-2015, 03:26 PM
How about some of these? Best of both worlds: http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/?btp_product=uptuptl

wildfire070
02-21-2015, 03:57 PM
I love the Gotoh UPTs. I've had them installed on two of my ukes and they're so smooth and I like that they don't stick out to the sides like geared tuners too. Classy look with smooth and easy feel....definitely best of both worlds.

UkerDanno
02-21-2015, 04:46 PM
for less than $20 you can get some grovers, if you have a drill and a screw driver you can install them yourself.

Ukulele Eddie
02-21-2015, 05:44 PM
If you like the vintage look but want geared, Pegheds are another great option. They're geared (4:1) but look like friction pegs.

drbekken
02-21-2015, 07:27 PM
for less than $20 you can get some grovers, if you have a drill and a screw driver you can install them yourself.
You may not even need a drill. The Grovers may well fit right away.

diggersmom32
02-21-2015, 11:13 PM
Thanks Phil, they may just be what I'm looking for

PhilUSAFRet
02-22-2015, 03:34 AM
Thanks Phil, they may just be what I'm looking for

Now to find the best price. I didn't realize they had so many options: http://www.japarts.ca/Gotoh/Gotoh-Products-UPT.asp

Oops, here's a price to beat/match: http://www.theukulelesite.com/accessories/more/tuners/gotoh-upt-tuner-upgrade.html

Nickie
02-22-2015, 05:26 PM
:drool: Yummy I really want some of these on my Ohana....the friction tuners are tedious!

diggersmom32
02-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Now to find the best price. I didn't realize they had so many options: http://www.japarts.ca/Gotoh/Gotoh-Products-UPT.asp

Oops, here's a price to beat/match: http://www.theukulelesite.com/accessories/more/tuners/gotoh-upt-tuner-upgrade.html

Wow thanks! I am a little nervous about installing them myself. Maybe I can find a good luthier...

deschutestrout
02-22-2015, 06:34 PM
Should be a pretty straightforward install.

diggersmom32
02-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Should be a pretty straightforward install.
Maybe I can...

deschutestrout
02-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Remove strings, remove old tuners, put the upt's on, restring. Good chance that's what will be involved....I recently replaced tuners with quality friction tuners and it was easy-peasy.

Photojosh
02-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Remove strings, remove old tuners, put the upt's on, restring. Good chance that's what will be involved....I recently replaced tuners with quality friction tuners and it was easy-peasy.

I believe some (all?) UPT installation requires some drilling out of the tuner holes.

Good thread here:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?83195-Gotoh-Planetary-Tuner-Installation-%96-Kamaka-Tenor

deschutestrout
02-23-2015, 04:52 AM
I believe some (all?) UPT installation requires some drilling out of the tuner holes.

Good thread here:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?83195-Gotoh-Planetary-Tuner-Installation-%96-Kamaka-Tenor

Sorry if I made it sound easier than it was ... not sure if they all will need drilling, or not.....

wildfire070
02-23-2015, 05:34 AM
The friction pegs were smaller on my ukes so the holes had to be drilled a bit bigger since the UPT shaft is larger. I took mine to a local guitar/uke shop and had them install it.

deschutestrout
02-23-2015, 06:01 AM
The friction pegs were smaller on my ukes so the holes had to be drilled a bit bigger since the UPT shaft is larger. I took mine to a local guitar/uke shop and had them install it.

Good news is, that's a pretty inexpensive job for a shop to do ....

Pukulele Pete
02-23-2015, 06:10 AM
Funny , as soon as I got my Ohana sk-20s soprano , the first thing I did was remove those hideous :) geared tuners and replaced them with friction tuners.

deschutestrout
02-23-2015, 06:13 AM
Funny , as soon as I got my Ohana sk-20s soprano , the first thing I did was remove those hideous :drool: geared tuners and replaced them with friction tuners.

If the OP wants to install themselves, Mainland and Gotoh sell high quality friction tuners for around $20 ... that's what I used to swap out on my C1K ... Mainland has more options (at least that I found).

diggersmom32
02-23-2015, 12:39 PM
:drool: Yummy I really want some of these on my Ohana....the friction tuners are tedious!

Nickie, I agree. The friction tuners just make me work too hard before I can play!