View Full Version : Machine Head Pegs

Fred Miu
01-10-2008, 11:51 AM
is there a difference between sizes with machine heads?

i want to change my pegs to Grovers because im tired of retuning everytime i want to play and tuning is waaaaayyyy off.


i have a Tenor Kala KA-MT. im just asking this question before i go and buy a new machines head and it doesnt fit.

01-10-2008, 12:25 PM
the problem might not be your machine heads. like i said in that one thread... nylon stretches. its just its nature. and unless you have some sort of polymer composite hoodad material as your strings like worth's fluorocarbon, its just inherent in nylon's nature to stretch and settle.

over time, they will eventually reach that happy medium where its desire to settle and the tension stretching the line basically cancel each other out. but till that happens, you will be stuck tuning your uke everytime you pick her up.

to test if its your tuners, you can do a few things...

tune your uke first... then take a pic of the tuners. basically, document their position. then the next day, pick up your uke and just check if its in tune... chances are its not. look at the tuning knobs and compare them to the pic you took the day before. if they have moved, then your tuners suck, and you need new ones.

if its not the machines, then i would suggest investing in a decent tuner. something chromatic that clips on to the headstock like the IMT500. then you can always basically tune on the fly.

Fred Miu
01-10-2008, 12:27 PM
thanks Nuke, ill try the picture one.

01-10-2008, 03:52 PM

try check out these tuners... i refuse to use any other tuners for the ukuleles i build..
you might have to drill the holes bigger though.

Fred Miu
01-10-2008, 06:38 PM
mine look exactly like that.

i might have to buy a set just for it haha.

01-10-2008, 06:42 PM
its really high quality.. once my strings are streched out and broken in, it never gets out of tune.. the gearing is 16:1, so you get some really fine tuning!

Fred Miu
01-10-2008, 06:51 PM
wow...thats really good. ive noticed my other uke, since the strings are broken in, i dont have to re-tune it. but it was never one of those ALWAYS goes out of tune pegs anyway.