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Jerryc41
06-23-2018, 01:31 AM
Does anyone know when KoAloha used white tuning buttons? I asked them and sent pictures, but haven't received a reply in a couple of weeks.

RafterGirl
06-23-2018, 01:55 AM
Headstock & white buttons on my 2006

Jerryc41
06-23-2018, 01:56 AM
My DVI, delivered in 2008, has pearl white buttons.

Mine has these. I know the Scepter was launched 7/7/07, but the five prototypes being sold by Koaloha have red buttons, probably because that's what they have on hand. I thought I replace the whites with amber Gotohs.

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RafterGirl
06-23-2018, 02:21 AM
Mine has these. I know the Scepter was launched 7/7/07, but the five prototypes being sold by Koaloha have red buttons, probably because that's what they have on hand. I thought I replace the whites with amber Gotohs.

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Yep, those look like mine. They aren't my favorite tuner. Very touchy, but I can't bring myself to replace them. They have such a unique, vintage look. They do hold a tune really well. Unless there's a big temp. or humidity difference, I rarely have to tune much.

MopMan
06-23-2018, 10:42 PM
Yep, those look like mine. They aren't my favorite tuner. Very touchy, but I can't bring myself to replace them. They have such a unique, vintage look. They do hold a tune really well. Unless there's a big temp. or humidity difference, I rarely have to tune much.

My KoAloha is a 2007 and has the white tuners. I agree they aren't the best but I also can't bring myself to change them. They seem to have multiple friction layers... an outer, chunkier layer and a smooth inner one with a small turning arc. It's hard to describe but I must say I find the tuners overly finicky.

Jerryc41
06-24-2018, 12:49 AM
My KoAloha is a 2007 and has the white tuners. I agree they aren't the best but I also can't bring myself to change them. They seem to have multiple friction layers... an outer, chunkier layer and a smooth inner one with a small turning arc. It's hard to describe but I must say I find the tuners overly finicky.

Like you, I hate to ruin the original look, so I'll leave them on for a while. Your description of the layers sound like a candy bar. : )

Jerryc41
06-24-2018, 01:14 AM
https://www.gotaukulele.com/2014/03/a-look-inside-ukulele-friction-tuners.html

Bazmaz talks about friction tuners.

Yes, he always says that he likes them, more for their appearance than their action. I prefer the appearance, too, especially on sopranos, but Gotohs are better.