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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: What type of Tuning peg is this?


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matt1991 - Posted - 04/24/2021:  03:29:27


Thanks.


Edited by - matt1991 on 04/24/2021 03:30:38


restreet - Posted - 04/24/2021:  11:18:57


It's a pancake tuner. Post additional photos in order to identify it.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 04/24/2021:  11:57:41


I never knew that pancakes could be tuned. I always assumed that a pancake was just permanently flat.

Ira Gitlin - Posted - 04/24/2021:  14:39:11


quote:

Originally posted by restreet

It's a pancake tuner. Post additional photos in order to identify it.






...not to be confused with a tuna pancake.



mykoreankitchen.com/tuna-panca...mchijeon/

Culloden - Posted - 04/25/2021:  09:47:14


Pancake is what the design is called. The tuning shaft is offset as opposed to planetary tuners which are straight. They were made by numerous companies, Waverly, Elton, Schaller, and Grover, to name a few. Most Gibson RB100's had this style tuners made by Elton and no small number of Vegas from the 1950's and '60's had the same ones.

This tuner does not look like an Elton but I am not sure what company made it or how old it is. I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but at least it is a straight answer. Some of our friends were having a little fun with you.


Edited by - Culloden on 04/25/2021 09:49:33

gugger - Posted - 04/26/2021:  17:51:02


That tuner appears to be a "Ptacek" two-band tuner that First Quality used to sell. I am looking at one of their older catalogs. I believe they may have been made in the "Czech Republic"

matt1991 - Posted - 04/28/2021:  11:52:24


Thanks folks!

Kookaburra - Posted - 05/03/2021:  19:32:49


quote:

Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

I never knew that pancakes could be tuned. I always assumed that a pancake was just permanently flat.






That is why it used on a banjo.

Kookaburra - Posted - 05/03/2021:  19:35:38


quote:

Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

I never knew that pancakes could be tuned. I always assumed that a pancake was just permanently flat.






That is why it is used on a banjo.

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