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erivel
08-24-2012, 07:10 AM
Just wondering how difficult it would be to have the Pegheds removed from my concert? Are they usually glued in? They are nice, but I prefer the look and functionality of Grover open geared uke tuners.

vanflynn
08-24-2012, 07:37 AM
http://www.pohakuukulele.com/pages/t_pegheds.html

I think this is the preferred method. You also need to consider the hole size that's already in the headstock and the size that Grover wants.

SailingUke
08-24-2012, 07:53 AM
I can fully understand the "look" thing.
People make comments on old fashioned tuners all the time, but pegheads are are so precise.
My experience is pegheads are much easier to precisely and keep tuned, than my geared tuners.

tattwo
08-24-2012, 08:00 AM
We put a tiny drop of glue on the threads when we install them. They should still unscrew with a bit of effort
The G and C strings are standard thread the others are left hand thread

sukie
08-24-2012, 08:13 AM
Just wondering how difficult it would be to have the Pegheads removed from my concert? Are they usually glued in? They are nice, but I prefer the look and functionality of Grover open geared uke tuners.

**GASP**

Everybody is different. I absolutely love peg heads. So easy for tuning and changing strings.

ksiegel
08-24-2012, 11:06 AM
Just wondering how difficult it would be to have the Pegheads removed from my concert? Are they usually glued in? They are nice, but I prefer the look and functionality of Grover open geared uke tuners.


Good thing this is the 21st century - we won't burn you for heresy...



This time.


We'll see what happens after the election in November.




-Kurt

coolkayaker1
08-24-2012, 11:27 AM
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Not a peghead fan here; too cheap looking and plastic. And yes, I have owned Pegheads.

I adore gotoh deluxe friction tuners, E. They are even on my high end Kiwaya (they look dirty in these photos, but those are reflections...they actually sparkle.)

I mention this (as yours is not a thread/question asking for people's opinion on it, but about your swap--you already know your ukes) just in case it's hard to put on or the holes are not right for your Grover gears...then, you might consider Japanese-made Gotoh Deluxe frictions so you don't have to fiddle with the holes (maybe). Smooth, tight, no tuning issues, and look like a million bucks. Although heavier than Pegheads, its not noticeable on a concert or tenor, and they are bulletproof.

Here they are at Elderly--chrome, gold, etc. (scroll down)

http://elderly.com/search/elderly?terms=GOTOH+DELUXE+UKULELE+TUNERS&x=14&y=13

http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/

Again, NOT to change your mind--just an option if Grovers wont work, Eric.

PhilUSAFRet
08-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Aren't the holes tapered to install the pegheads?

jimmybookout
08-24-2012, 02:03 PM
I can fully understand the "look" thing.
People make comments on old fashioned tuners all the time, but pegheads are are so precise.
My experience is pegheads are much easier to precisely and keep tuned, than my geared tuners.

How can that be? Pegheds are 4:1 ratio, even the most basic geared tuners are 12:1 ratio. It's NOT possible for a 4:1 ratio tuner to be more precise than a 12:1 ratio tuner (unless the 12:1 is a total piece of JUNK).

Jimmy

erivel
08-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. Also wondering if the diameter of the holes left by the Pegheads would be smaller or larger than the Grover bushings.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
08-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Peghed holes will be smaller at around 7mm to 7.5mm depending upon the model. The Grover bushings will be about 9mm+, so you'll be fine. Most people want to switch from tradition geared or friction tuners and that's where you run into difficulties.

erivel
08-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Peghed holes will be smaller at around 7mm to 7.5mm depending upon the model. The Grover bushings will be about 9mm+, so you'll be fine. Most people want to switch from tradition geared or friction tuners and that's where you run into difficulties.

Just the answer I was looking for. Thanks Chuck!!

weerpool
08-24-2012, 06:12 PM
4218142182

Not a peghead fan here; too cheap looking and plastic. And yes, I have owned Pegheads.

I adore gotoh deluxe friction tuners, E. They are even on my high end Kiwaya (they look dirty in these photos, but those are reflections...they actually sparkle.)

I mention this (as yours is not a thread/question asking for people's opinion on it, but about your swap--you already know your ukes) just in case it's hard to put on or the holes are not right for your Grover gears...then, you might consider Japanese-made Gotoh Deluxe frictions so you don't have to fiddle with the holes (maybe). Smooth, tight, no tuning issues, and look like a million bucks. Although heavier than Pegheads, its not noticeable on a concert or tenor, and they are bulletproof.

Here they are at Elderly--chrome, gold, etc. (scroll down)

http://elderly.com/search/elderly?terms=GOTOH+DELUXE+UKULELE+TUNERS&x=14&y=13

http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/

Again, NOT to change your mind--just an option if Grovers wont work, Eric.



same here, i just never liked it. i tried one on a Mya-Moe soprano.

olgoat52
08-24-2012, 06:58 PM
How much for the pegheads? ;-) Seriously, I've had them all, pegheads be the best and lightest. Just a great product.

Nice part of about regular geared tuners is that every time you open the case the first song that pops in your head is "how's the leader of the club that's made for you and me.... "

mm stan
08-25-2012, 08:50 AM
Contact Craftedcow,
He is the owner and he is a member here...no speculation...mine came out easy...maybe they ukes little glue on mine...

hawaii 50
10-31-2012, 12:38 PM
Peghed holes will be smaller at around 7mm to 7.5mm depending upon the model. The Grover bushings will be about 9mm+, so you'll be fine. Most people want to switch from tradition geared or friction tuners and that's where you run into difficulties.


Hey Chuck thanks for using the right spelling for the Peghed tuners..

coolkayaker1
03-04-2013, 04:04 PM
Eric...Wondering if you ever did change out those Pegheds? Was it difficult?

I would like to change out Pegheds on a uke I have, too.

How exactly did you go from 7mm to 9mm...did you drill it on your own, power drill, reamer? Thanks

pdxuke
03-04-2013, 05:31 PM
4218142182

Not a peghead fan here; too cheap looking and plastic. And yes, I have owned Pegheads.

I adore gotoh deluxe friction tuners, E. They are even on my high end Kiwaya (they look dirty in these photos, but those are reflections...they actually sparkle.)

I mention this (as yours is not a thread/question asking for people's opinion on it, but about your swap--you already know your ukes) just in case it's hard to put on or the holes are not right for your Grover gears...then, you might consider Japanese-made Gotoh Deluxe frictions so you don't have to fiddle with the holes (maybe). Smooth, tight, no tuning issues, and look like a million bucks. Although heavier than Pegheads, its not noticeable on a concert or tenor, and they are bulletproof.

Here they are at Elderly--chrome, gold, etc. (scroll down)

http://elderly.com/search/elderly?terms=GOTOH+DELUXE+UKULELE+TUNERS&x=14&y=13

http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/

Again, NOT to change your mind--just an option if Grovers wont work, Eric.

I'm with you on my lack of aesthetic understanding of pegheads.

Bernunzio has a Martin koa vintage with--gasp--pegheads. That's the first thing I'd want removed if I bought it, but I worry it's not reversable...

erivel
03-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Eric...Wondering if you ever did change out those Pegheds? Was it difficult?

I would like to change out Pegheds on a uke I have, too.

How exactly did you go from 7mm to 9mm...did you drill it on your own, power drill, reamer? Thanks

Steve,

No never did. I ended up selling the uke...