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Thread: Grover 6B tuners on Fluke

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    Default Grover 6B tuners on Fluke

    Put a set of Grover 6B tuners on my concert Fluke. The stock 2B Grovers still worked, but with no washers, had a major grind when turning, not user friendly. Even before stringing this uke, I can feel that the 6B set is silky smooth, with washers on both sides. The posts are a tad longer, and after I put the first one on, I thought the tuner opposite it wasn't going to fit, but it finally did. The only snafu was when I dropped one of the tiny cone shaped washers. It couldn't just fall on the floor, no, it had to fall down into a floor grate for the forced hot air heating duct in the floor. Arrgghh! After a half hour of reaching in that tiny space, I finally found it, along with 20 years of other assorted dust and trash. Lesson learned.

    These are a drop in replacement, no drilling required. They stick out a bit longer, but look good to me. Got them thru a Sweetwater sale for $17.00 shipped on eBay.

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    I didn't even know there was a 6B. I put some 4B on a Fluke years ago and it made a nice difference...I guess the 6B should be even better. I think I remember wondering if the posts would fit too.
    Once I figured out I could get geared Grovers on a Fluke, that's what I did with the last couple of products I had of theirs. I wonder why they don't just ship with the higher quality Grover friction pegs. I doubt there would be THAT much of a price difference when buying in the bulk number they do.

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    Those look really nice. It makes that much of a difference, huh? Perhaps I'll upgrade mine as well.
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    Thanks for sharing! I may replace the tuners on my Fluke and Firefly.
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    Are these better than the peghed tuner upgrades?

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    No, the Pegheads are geared, 4x the cost, plus installation probably requires reaming. The Grover 6B tuners are drop-in replacements. Would I like Pegheads? Sure, but not worth the cost and trouble for me. YMMV.
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    OK, I just bought 6Bs for my Flea ...

    When you say drop in replacement, the 2Bs have a cone washer and the 6Bs have a fluted front washer, but, no drilling? I saw in a different post that you could spilt your headstock if your tried to force them.

    I'm trying to figure out how to do this.

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    I think I like the 4Bs a little bit better than the 6Bs - shorter profile.

    Only other difference I see is the cone washer instead of the flat one on the back ...

    But 4Bs appear to be
    gone from the catalog.

    And I already bought the 6Bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    No, the Pegheads are geared, 4x the cost, plus installation probably requires reaming. The Grover 6B tuners are drop-in replacements. Would I like Pegheads? Sure, but not worth the cost and trouble for me. YMMV.
    Maybe you’d like Pegheds better—but maybe not. I personally would choose the Grover 6B. But definitely not the 2. This is a good idea, and if I ever buy a Flea I’ll do it.

    I too wonder why they don’t use a better-quality peg. The money they make on up selling has got to be the reason

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    I have pegheds on a pretty expensive soprano - the thing I like least about it.

    2Bs on a $200 - $500 ukulele? WTF?

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