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    Default Plastic Tuners?

    I like Graph Tech. I use their Tusq material for all of my nuts and saddles. Today I got an email from them announcing a new tuner they plan to debut at NAMM 2019.
    You decide for yourself. I'll probably take a pass though. But at least they are giving ukulele some attention.

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    I saw this early today and got excited for 5 seconds , then realised they are not metal. nope.

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    Totally agree with the stated plastic problem. I still prefer the look and quite satisfied with the 4-1 ratio of Pegheads. I do believe they are made of metal.

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    Just sent Dave a message with some feedback.

    As stated, I think the China market will eat it up, and then some.

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    Well, at least the price is right. Only a buck a piece if someone wants to split an order of 10,000!
    Honestly, if these were made of metal they could be onto something.
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    It will be interested to see the final product and see how well they function and how durable they will be.

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    Hey, they got the direction right...out the back!

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    They’re not plastic in the Bic pen or plastic bottle sense.

    Patent pending, super low wear, no backlash. . . Smooth, almost pneumatic feel.

    There will be a day for cool metal ones, at a higher cost. . . Performance, feel, and tuning dynamics same.

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    Don’t PEGHED tuners have plastic bits? At least the buttons are plastic.

    Engineered correctly polymers can work well. I had a digital flip clock with cheap plastic gears from the 70s that ran for 35 years 24/7

    If these are as great & low cost as advertised, a great marketing tool would be to give every luthier a free sample set to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_J View Post
    Don’t PEGHED tuners have plastic bits? At least the buttons are plastic.

    Engineered correctly polymers can work well. I had a digital flip clock with cheap plastic gears from the 70s that ran for 35 years 24/7

    If these are as great & low cost as advertised, a great marketing tool would be to give every luthier a free sample set to try.
    Yes there is a lot of plastic in our lives including lots of strings attached to darn near everything. I pick up tiny bits and bigger plastic stuff at the beach every time I'm out there, including the parking lot.
    It never really goes away, just gets smaller.

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