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Timbuck
05-21-2015, 04:36 AM
I've been making one or two sopranos lately fitted with Peg-hed tuners..And I've noticed that now and again you get one of them thats not as smooth turning as the other three, However I found that if I dab a small dot of Drylube (non greasy bicycle chain lubricant) on the joint where the button turns, it cures the problem:)
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Pukulele Pete
05-21-2015, 10:45 AM
.........and Bob's your uncle .

Jason Wolverton
05-21-2015, 11:20 AM
Pegheds are not easy to install.

saltytri
05-21-2015, 12:40 PM
Pegheds are not easy to install.

Understatement! A neat installation requires as much patience and care as any other phase of the building process, much more so than any other tuner, whether peg or machine.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Yeah, Pegheds can be wonky. I've put a small drop of oil there in that spot and i thought graphite would work too. BTW, I very slightly bevel both sides of the hole when installing Pegheds.
And fanny's your aunt!

Hluth
05-22-2015, 06:59 AM
You can adjust slippage by pushing the buttons in, and make them turn freer by pulling them out. I trashed a left and right Peghed to use them as tap wrenches to avoid using pliers when inserting the actual peg (see picture). If you pull hard enough they will come apart, and I guess you could lubricate the gears. The weakness of these tuners is in the gear length and diameter--they're not even close to the smoothness of UPT tuners.

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Jason Wolverton
05-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Understatement! A neat installation requires as much patience and care as any other phase of the building process, much more so than any other tuner, whether peg or machine.
haha... True. I was trying to be nice. I've said my fair share of bad words when installing them.