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MGM
12-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Koaloha now has logo sealed gear tuners on the tenor and super concert models....here's a peek
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photobucket-3298-1323923100897.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photobucket-4083-1323923162288.jpg

TCK
12-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Whoops- now there they are! Those are pretty nice looking for sure

PhilUSAFRet
12-15-2011, 01:24 AM
I like them! A little "techy" looking though. I'll bet they look nice with ebony fretboard, etc. (I'd also like ebony binding with these.

dnewton2
12-15-2011, 02:01 AM
I am not sure I like the Black. They seem to stick out (visually not physically) more than other tuners I have seen. I am sure the Koaloha crew has found some great tuners. Maybe it will grow on me, but I already have a Koaloha and it is not a Tenor scale.

ksiegel
12-15-2011, 04:09 AM
Other than the color, they look a lot like the Grover sealed tuners on my Sceptre. Could they just be custom labeled Grover tuners?



-Kurt

molokinirum
12-15-2011, 04:18 AM
I am not sure I like the Black. They seem to stick out (visually not physically) more than other tuners I have seen. I am sure the Koaloha crew has found some great tuners. Maybe it will grow on me....

I agree...not to keen on the black color. Makes them really stand out and, in my opinion, takes away from the beauty of the wood and design. Perhaps a color that will compliment the Koa wood would be a better choice.
Just my .02!!!

soupking
12-15-2011, 04:37 AM
Other than the color, they look a lot like the Grover sealed tuners on my Sceptre. Could they just be custom labeled Grover tuners?



-Kurt

I thought the same thing: they look exactly the same to me...

bdukes
12-15-2011, 04:46 AM
Hmmm, feeling kind of the same re: the black. Seems visually heavy, but hard to say for sure without seeing them in the context of the whole uke.

Olarte
12-15-2011, 04:54 AM
They look the same as my Soprano T2 but these look a bit more "ebony" than metallic.

Plainsong
12-15-2011, 05:13 AM
I dig the black. I thought they always had a metallic blackish thing going on.

Drew Bear
12-15-2011, 07:12 AM
I prefer the existing color; just a shade of gray in the chrome.
31058

Coconut Willie
12-15-2011, 07:32 AM
I prefer the existing color; just a shade of gray in the chrome.
31058

Same here. I really don't care for the black, keep the originals. Is KoAloha giving an option as to which tuner you can get?

Trinimon
12-15-2011, 08:35 AM
I find the black too distracting/overpowering on the headstock. I much prefer the original black nickel look.

BadLands Bart
12-15-2011, 08:51 AM
I find the black too distracting/overpowering on the headstock. I much prefer the original black nickel look.
Same here....keep the original tuners. The black tuners take away from the overall uke, very overpowering.

wickedwahine11
12-15-2011, 09:08 AM
I definitely prefer the old ones, but not enough to dissuade me from getting a KoAloha. Now the bowtie bridge change was enough to do so. I will never get a KoAloha tenor until I can get an old crown bridge one. But the tuners aren't such a big deal to me.

SoCalFreddy
12-15-2011, 11:59 AM
I don't much care for the look, but with my arthritic hands I do prefer geared tuners.