View Full Version : Replacement friction tuners

05-20-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm looking to add friction tuners to an older ukulele, and I was looking for some opinions and recommendations.

I was thinking of putting on Schaller tuners ($20) because of the thumb lock, but I have read some negative comments on them. Anybody use these?

Grover has a similar model with a thumb lock for $38 here:

Another option would be Gotoh Deluxe tuners for $30 but without thumblock

Another option is the Gotoh standard for $15, how do they compare to Gotoh Deluxe?

and finally Grover Sta-Tites for $26. I put these on an old harmony and I was satisfied with them.

05-20-2009, 06:23 PM
The Grover Sta-Tites didn't for me. But there are other variables. I'm more of a geared tuner guy for a uke.

Ahnko Honu
05-20-2009, 10:04 PM
Believe it or not I have used 2 sets of these inexpensive eBay tuner pegs so far with great success, best bang for the buck, and very decent quality.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Four-Ivory-Ukulele-Tuning-Pegs-NEW_W0QQitemZ230212290574QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item3599b8c80e&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1171%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

dave g
05-21-2009, 03:22 AM
I use these: http://www.windworld.com/products/tuningmachines.htm#friction

They are really, really good tuners (surprisingly enough).