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    Congrats on your new ukulele! I played one at Gryphon Strings a while back. Excellent instrument
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB View Post
    Curious as to why you don't care for the peghed tuners.
    I've got them on my Magic Fluke Tenor Firefly, and they just don't work well. To get them to turn easily you pull out on them, but then they don't really hold well. So you push them back in, after which they are hard to turn and squeak. No where near as good as the smooth functioning Gotoh UPT tuners I have on my Farallon - at about the same cost. About all the Pedheds have going for them is the small classic shape. I can't imagine anyone trying the UPTs and Pegheds side by side choosing the Pegheds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    I've got them on my Magic Fluke Tenor Firefly, and they just don't work well. To get them to turn easily you pull out on them, but then they don't really hold well. So you push them back in, after which they are hard to turn and squeak. No where near as good as the smooth functioning Gotoh UPT tuners I have on my Farallon - at about the same cost. About all the Pedheds have going for them is the small classic shape. I can't imagine anyone trying the UPTs and Pegheds side by side choosing the Pegheds.
    Thanks. I'll see how I get along with them and change them out if need be. I have Graph Tech tuners on one of my ukes and I like them a lot.

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    My problem with them is pretty close to Besley's. You pull them out to disengage the gears. Then you get close to in-tune. Push it in, to re-engage the gears. You have to jiggle it to get the teeth aligned. Then you have to fine tune it by turning it while it is sort of tight. When you get it in tune, push in and hope that it doesn't move away from the exact spot.

    I have three tenors that have the Pegheds. I've gotten used to them, but I still don't like them.
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    Personal preference strikes again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    My problem with them is pretty close to Besley's. You pull them out to disengage the gears. Then you get close to in-tune. Push it in, to re-engage the gears. You have to jiggle it to get the teeth aligned. Then you have to fine tune it by turning it while it is sort of tight. When you get it in tune, push in and hope that it doesn't move away from the exact spot.

    I have three tenors that have the Pegheds. I've gotten used to them, but I still don't like them.
    Well not to make this a Peghed bashing thread.....but I only got them because the only other factory choice was friction tuners. (Ugh!) I had no idea that there was finesse involved in getting these "geared" Peghed tuners to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    Personal preference strikes again!
    Yep. I agree. One person's: "Awesome!" Is another person's: "Meh."

    They came standard on some Collings Tenors; Kinnard Series 2 tenor; Cocobolo Tenor & the Martin 1T IZ.

    They work, but I think they're a PIA.
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    My IZ arrives tomorrow so I'll have my first chance to evaluate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    My problem with them is pretty close to Besley's. You pull them out to disengage the gears. Then you get close to in-tune. Push it in, to re-engage the gears. You have to jiggle it to get the teeth aligned. Then you have to fine tune it by turning it while it is sort of tight. When you get it in tune, push in and hope that it doesn't move away from the exact spot.

    I have three tenors that have the Pegheds. I've gotten used to them, but I still don't like them.
    According to the Peghed website and instructions, you push in and turn to increase tension, you pull out and turn to decrease tension. It is a PIA, but if you get them adjusted properly, they should be good. I'm not a big fan either, but they work and look cool.
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    IZ arrived about 7PM yesterday. I only played it for a short time then tuned it up to pitch and hung it on my wall to acclimate to the environment it will live in. Initial impressions are it looks and plays great, the tone is wonderful and it's quite LOUD. More after I have some more time to play it.

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