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Oct 20, 2019 - 9:02:54 AM
436 posts since 1/24/2014

Was in St. Louis for the weekend to visit family. Stopped by one if there better string instrument shops to pick up a few items for some projects. I needed tuners for a tenor which I brought with me to make sure they would work. Discovered today what they sold me are Grover friction tuners for a ukulele not banjo. They seem to fit the peg head but will they hold metal strings in tune. I would just return them but there not open Sunday and I live 2 hours south of the city. Not worth the drive for $15 mistake.

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:30:40 AM
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4984 posts since 10/12/2009

Phone call?..........USPS Shipping?..........

Oct 20, 2019 - 3:49:22 PM

2714 posts since 5/29/2011

If they are long enough to fit the peg head they will work. I have used Grover Champion tuners on banjos with metal strings and had no problems.

Oct 20, 2019 - 6:45:38 PM

436 posts since 1/24/2014

Notice the ukulele tuner has a plastic piece that the knob fits into. The banjo tuners are metal. I’m not sure if the ukulele tuners will work since that is plastic.

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:16:20 PM

436 posts since 1/24/2014

Sorry the picture on the right is an older tuner which I believe is a Grover champion off an older banjo I have. It would work & is what I hoped to get.

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:41:01 AM

4746 posts since 5/14/2007

I'm not a fan of "patent" (mechanical friction) pegs for steel strings. They're not too bad for nylon/gut/Nylgut strings. Be sure you tighten the set screws just tight enough.

Edited by - John Gribble on 10/21/2019 00:41:56

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