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Sep 25, 2020 - 8:22:07 AM
951 posts since 8/30/2012

I recently purchased a banjo, and it came with these tuners. Wondering if anyone knows what they might be. They resemble Keith tuners based on the general shape and leather washer, but the screw/button doesn't match pictures I've seen online.

This is off a brand new Bart Reiter Dobaphone, if that helps.


Sep 25, 2020 - 8:57:28 AM
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5623 posts since 9/21/2007

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Originally posted by KCJones

I recently purchased a banjo, and it came with these tuners. Wondering if anyone knows what they might be. They resemble Keith tuners based on the general shape and leather washer, but the screw/button doesn't match pictures I've seen online.

This is off a brand new Bart Reiter Dobaphone, if that helps.


I went to Reiter's website and read that he uses Stewmac hardware. I then went to Stewmac.com and saw that these look like their "Waverly" pegs.

Sep 25, 2020 - 10:08:49 AM
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11140 posts since 6/2/2008

What Joel said. Wverlys with replacement buttons.

Sep 25, 2020 - 10:50:58 AM

KCJones

USA

951 posts since 8/30/2012

Thanks guys. I thought Waverly too but it seems like the shape of the small diameter area is different. Not sure what that is called, the area between the washer and the gear housing. On the waverlys it's more of a concave radius, on these tuners it's more of a thin groove. Perhaps there's been a slight design change on Waverly?


Edited by - KCJones on 09/25/2020 10:54:36

Sep 25, 2020 - 11:02:18 AM

KCJones

USA

951 posts since 8/30/2012

Looking at the Keith website, it looks like his standard tuners have "Keith" engraved on them, so I think these must be Waverly with a slightly updated design.

Sep 25, 2020 - 3:03:27 PM

7812 posts since 1/7/2005

They look mostly like Waverlys, but the current Waverly planetary tuners have the shafts noticeably offset on the gear housing. I can't tell for sure from your photos whether this is the case with your tuners.
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Sep 25, 2020 - 8:18:32 PM
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D.W.C.

USA

131 posts since 3/31/2010

Those Look Like Golden Gate P-130's.

Sep 26, 2020 - 4:49:18 AM

4540 posts since 9/7/2009

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Originally posted by D.W.C.

Those Look Like Golden Gate P-130's.


Image of P-130

Sep 26, 2020 - 5:34:41 AM

KCJones

USA

951 posts since 8/30/2012

quote:
Originally posted by BNJOMAKR
quote:
Originally posted by D.W.C.

Those Look Like Golden Gate P-130's.


Image of P-130


I think we have a match!

Thanks everyone for participating. The tuners work great, fwiw. 

Sep 26, 2020 - 6:42:05 AM

699 posts since 6/11/2003

I started using the Golden Gate P-130's with a P-131 fifth peg about a year or two ago. The source is Saga Music.

Sep 28, 2020 - 4:55:49 PM

11140 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by banjobart

I started using the Golden Gate P-130's with a P-131 fifth peg about a year or two ago.


If you're using them, they must be good!

I bought a Golden Gate 5th string tuner 7 or 8 years ago. It had a distinct bump or jump partway through every revolution. Replaced it with a Schaller and keep it now only as a spare.  It might have been the P-142. I don't know if there's any difference.

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