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    That's a good idea Jerry. I'll tell my Ohana pineapple owning friend about those!
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    IIRC, you were concerned the Ratios were sticky rather than smooth. From your reaction here I assume that smoothed out once they were installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I installed a set of Ratio tuners onto an Ohana pineapple sopranino. The shaft on the Ratios is very thin, as someone else mentioned, so reaming is not necessary. However, that thin shaft also makes the collars to the top of the headstock too small. Like a previous poster, I kept the original Ohana collars in the headstock.

    I experimented with filling and coloring the screw holes. I filled them with Minwax Color-Changing filler. It starts out purple and dries white. Although I had ordered some filler and scratch-fill pens from Amazon, I was impatient, so I bought more filler yesterday. I found a felt tip art pen that was a pretty good color match, and I used that to color the filler. Then I installed the tuners.

    By the following morning, the color had faded a bit, so I touched-up the filler. The furniture touch-up sticks will arrive next week, so I'll see if any of them are a better match. When I do the next uke, I'll wait till the color has dried before installing the tuners. It's much easier applying the color without the tuners blocking the filler.

    Yes, those screws are tiny! I used an awl to enlarge and deepen the holes so I'd be less likely to strip the heads. One thing I thought was odd: the screws seem to be longer than necessary. I was concerned that they would poke through the front of the headstock.

    I'm going to order more of these tuners and put them on a matching sopranissimo and other ukes.

    Before and after pictures below.

    Attachment 119963 Attachment 119964 Attachment 119966
    I've been waiting for someone to post a picture of how these lined up with the screw holes on a Ohana.

    If you get a chance, could you please take an up close picture of how the Ratio posts look with the Ohana collars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    IIRC, you were concerned the Ratios were sticky rather than smooth. From your reaction here I assume that smoothed out once they were installed?
    Ah, yes. I should have mentioned that. Installed with the strings attached, they are perfectly smooth.
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    @Jerry-

    Did you buy these direct from Graph-Tech, or are they also available from other vendors now?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    @Jerry-

    Did you buy these direct from Graph-Tech, or are they also available from other vendors now?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Phohaku Ukulele. $29.99 with free shipping.
    Thank you.

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    Thanks for all the reporting Jerry!

    I wonder if/when there will be a second generation though I’m more concerned with the price and working quality both of which seem very good.

    Next string change these are a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffelele View Post
    Thanks for all the reporting Jerry!

    I wonder if/when there will be a second generation though I’m more concerned with the price and working quality both of which seem very good.

    Next string change these are a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonCurt View Post
    I've been waiting for someone to post a picture of how these lined up with the screw holes on a Ohana.

    If you get a chance, could you please take an up close picture of how the Ratio posts look with the Ohana collars?
    Yes, I will. Today or tomorrow. I'm working on plumbing in the kitchen.
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