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Bluke
04-26-2009, 09:17 AM
Are all friction tuners straight through 1:1, with no gearing? I already know about the PegHed units being geared, and I love them on my William King. I'm at the end of my rope with the banjo style tuners on my National Reso-Uke. I am thinking of installing Gotoh guitar style, but uke sized, geared tuners.

zog
04-26-2009, 08:58 PM
Just got a set from Hanalima for a tenor I built they look very nice (gold-amber) and have very little backlash compaired to the open back Grovers I have been using.

Bluke
04-27-2009, 07:26 AM
My further research has shown that all friction tuners are 1:1 by nature. It is a bitch fine tuning a uke with them. Ukes need tuning constantly, especially after a string change. I am only using geared tuners now. Banjos, with much longer strings, are not so negatively affected.