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    Great thoughts, Jerry, Brad, Tony, And All. Thank you! Larger knobs and easier to turn, make the decision easy. Grovers FTW!

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    Despite some of the points made here, I do love the look of those Waverly tuners and I may try them at some point. I think they would be a good choice on a vintage soprano. Christopher Davis Shannon has them on his Wunderkammer. He talks about them at 2:30

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    Just yesterday I installed these for the first time and liked them as replacements/repair for what I was working on.

    Drill a 3/16" hole and use the countersink in a drill press (don't do it with a hand drill). I drilled a bit and checked about 5 times for each hole till i got it just right.

    The 1:1 ratio is pretty stupid thing to install on new ukes but appropriate for replacements on old instruments.

    Ages ago I contacted Stewmac and suggested they also make these with gears (so, like Gotoh UPTL's) as I would then use them on my new ukes.

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    They look nice but what does the countersunk part actually bring to the party? We're they all countersunk in the old days? Seems a bit of a sales gimmick to me but hey... If you like them then go for it.

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    Yes, the vintage ukes with these tuners were countersunk. It actually gets more wood surface for the friction peg to turn on, then just being flat. I made a special tool that fit the degree of the barrel that these tuners use. A standard countersink isn't quit the same degree so they don't fit perfect. I've used these tuners on sopranos ans sopraninos mostly, they are well made and are exactly the same as the vintage tuners that I had from older ukes.

    QUOTE=Andyk;2230368]They look nice but what does the countersunk part actually bring to the party? We're they all countersunk in the old days? Seems a bit of a sales gimmick to me but hey... If you like them then go for it. [/QUOTE]

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    The old ones are found on the 20s era Gibsons ukes and banjo ukes

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    Thanks. Always nice to learn something

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    The old ones are found on the 20s era Gibsons ukes and banjo ukes

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    Yes, the same type are on my 1920s Gibson. The old ones work great. The new Waverlys do the trick on my Martin. If you’re replacing frictions on newer ukes and don’t have a luthier’s shop, I’ve found the Grover 6s are a nice alternative for us weekend hobbyists.
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    The Waverly are small for a Baritone. I would go with something larger or even a UTP since you are upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetalumaRescuke View Post
    The Waverly are small for a Baritone. I would go with something larger or even a UTP since you are upgrading.
    Scratched Waverly off as a replacement. Ordered a set of Gotoh friction pegs I just learned of from a Baz yt video. Twice the price of Grovers, will compare the two sets when they're here.

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