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Paul December
06-25-2012, 06:18 PM
I'd like to swap out the tuners on my Resonator with some All-Chrome (including buttons) open-geared tuners. Who makes decent ones? (I don't want to pay for "great" ones :o )

Gillian
06-25-2012, 06:36 PM
I have all-chrome, including the buttons, open geared Grovers on my Kanile'a concert and they work real well. No slippage and they turn smoothly.

Kekani
06-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Hipshot.

http://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=245

Sorry, I only have black & gold in stock.

Aaron

Doc_J
06-26-2012, 01:33 AM
Hana Lima carries Gotoh sets starting around $22. Their storefront is closed right now until June 30 while they run their build course.

http://www.hanalimastore.com/servlet/StoreFront

I think the Grover Sta-Tite tuner are fine too.

http://www.amazon.com/STA-TITE-UKULELE-PEGS-NICKEL-BUTTONS/dp/B006X0TQ4C/ref=sr_1_9?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1340710589&sr=1-9&keywords=grover+ukulele+tuners

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
06-26-2012, 08:28 AM
Hipshot.

http://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=245

Sorry, I only have black & gold in stock.

Aaron

I haven't seen those hipshots- they look quiet nice- are the buttons interchangeable with other brands etc?

saltytri
06-26-2012, 09:01 AM
And how heavy are the Hipshots?

Kekani
06-26-2012, 09:58 PM
I haven't seen those hipshots- they look quiet nice- are the buttons interchangeable with other brands etc?

Not sure, and not going to try.

I have Hipshot Ultralites on my bass, and Owen uses them on his UBasses IIRC, and these seems to be the guitar versions. I haven't weighed them, nor am I going to, doesn't matter - in this case it's function over form for me, BUT, I like them, so works both ways. . . not the silver ones though.

Once my Gotoh's & Grover's are gone, I don't think I'll be replacing them, unless the Hipshot ratio starts to drive my clients nuts, BUT, they feel very close to the action of a set of Gilbert's, at a fraction of the cost, so what's 4 more turns?

Aaron

saltytri
07-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Aaron: Thanks for the tips on the Hipshots. Mine arrived today and they are very nice. And in case anyone cares, they weigh the same as and are almost exactly the same size as the Gotoh SG381 enclosed tuners that Hana Lima sells. Two sets of six are $120 on eBay, so that works out to $40 per set.