A History of Gotoh UPT Planetary Ukulele

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Thanks for posting that! I had not seen it. Gotoh UPTs are my absolute favorite tuning machines. I have installed them on several of my ukes.

Edit: Fixed a typo.
 
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Attaching PDF here to preserve in case that site goes away
 

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Enjoyed reading about the Gotoh tuners. I am surprised that they are that much heavier than the PegHed tuners. I have tenors with one or the other brand and I don't really notice the difference in their weights. But then again, I play using a strap.

Thanks for posting it Badhabits. Another piece of ukulele history.
 
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Thanks for the read. I love these tuners. We clearly are enjoying a moment in time if Gotohs have been around for only the last decade or so.
 

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Thanks for posting. I have a luthier built modernized Martin replica with them and they are nice. One of these days when its strings will be worn I think I will also get the Kamaka replacements for my white label six string.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with these planetary tuners? They also are on ebay. They look like the ones I have seen on Millar ukes and listed on those instruments as Derjung. I am wondering if they are the same.

Pretty sure those are the Der Jung tuners, very similar looking to UPTs. I've never tried them, but the price looks good, and I believe Pete Howlett has used these on some of his ukes.