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erikro
04-13-2009, 03:20 PM
Hi all,

There are two Koaloha concert ukes on ebay right now. They have different tuner pegs. One has white and the other has a reddish colored looking pegs.

Here are the links.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-KOALOHA-SOLID-HAWAIIAN-KOA-CONCERT-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ270373649541QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item270373649541&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-new-KOALOHA-CONCERT-UKULELE-Deluxe-Hard-Case_W0QQitemZ330321126895QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item330321126895&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Thanks,
Erik

ukeatan
04-13-2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks,
Erik

You're welcome. ;)

carpekd
04-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Are you just telling us about the ebay auction or do you have a question about the pegs? LOL

erikro
04-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Okay so I didnt proof read my post. Yes I am curious what the differene is between the pegs.

Erik

haole
04-13-2009, 05:36 PM
Seems that the white ones are the "old" type and the red ones are the "new" type: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11603

The friction tuners on my Kamaka are identical to the white Schallers, and they work just fine.

The one MGM is selling isn't necessarily "older"; some companies just use what they have left over even after they've decided to make a transition.

MGM
04-13-2009, 07:07 PM
Actually Koaloha was very low on the orange pegs they use so they returned to the older white schallers for their latest run of concerts ....

UkuleleD
04-13-2009, 08:01 PM
I have a soprano with the orange/red tuners and a concert with the white tuners, I prefer the orange for their feel(they are flat and glossy) opposed to the white(grooved, longer, not as easy to get my hands in there and turn). Since your buying on ebay in the end what matters is the concert, get the one in best condition and most visually appealing.

koalohapaul
04-13-2009, 09:44 PM
MGM already answered, but to reiterate, we did run out of pegs. The gears were turning faster than usual and it's hard to believe how quickly you can burn through 2,000 sets.

The white tuners on that particular instrument are actually Grover Tuners, that look like Schallers. We did use Schaller in the past, but the dollar to Euro ratio became cost prohibitive. Especially with custom tarrifs and shipping from Germany. When it was time to switch, we looked around for an equal or better replacement and found the current orange tuners.

Personally, I prefer the feel of the orange tuners. They have two nylon bushings, one of either end of the post. This allows them to turn very smoothly. BUT, the Schallers and Schaller style tuners do look very nice.

erikro
04-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Since your buying on ebay in the end what matters is the concert, get the one in best condition and most visually appealing.

That being said which one do you guys think looks better? I like the looks of the one with the orange pegs better (nicer top), but the one with white pegs is a better deal because of the better case and you cant beat MGM. I inquired about the case on the other and it didnt sound like it was actually a hard case at all.

Erk

MGM
04-14-2009, 04:43 AM
sricko...i actually stock the kOALOHA ETCHED orange pegs for sale so to swtich them out to orange from the white is no problem,,,,

erikro
04-14-2009, 05:02 AM
Hi Mike. I replied to your PM.

Erik

Lanark
04-14-2009, 07:11 AM
That being said which one do you guys think looks better? I like the looks of the one with the orange pegs better (nicer top), but the one with white pegs is a better deal because of the better case and you cant beat MGM. I inquired about the case on the other and it didnt sound like it was actually a hard case at all.

Erk

MGM's case is a sweetener on the deal. But I don't think you'd go wrong with whichever you go with. I got my Lanikia lk-c from Rob at Ukulele4U and he was great to buy from and the uke came beautifully set up to play. He deserves some props too.

That said. I do have to say that I personally like the little white blaze in MGM's offering more. That little bit of uniqueness makes it for me. You'll always be able to pick yours out of a crowd.

And whichever you choose. Enjoy the eff out of it. I've got two of 'em.

sukie
04-14-2009, 08:29 AM
I've got two of 'em.

Can't you share with Heather?

Lanark
04-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Can't you share with Heather?

I've tried. I've offered. But in the end she seems to prefer playing a soprano scale. (at least for now.) I'm bringing the "new" one tonight. It's sweet.