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Sep 27, 2020 - 3:48:50 PM
23 posts since 10/4/2004

Searched topics but didn’t see any relatively recent discussion- looking for a tuner that I can attach to the pot of my open back, as opposed to the head. Need one that’s easy to read... old eyes...
Would be great if it could stay attached. Any input? Thanks in advance.
Btw, needs to fit on a 12” Rickard.

Sep 27, 2020 - 4:04:14 PM
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1426 posts since 4/13/2009

Sep 27, 2020 - 4:21:05 PM


New Zealand

11021 posts since 6/29/2003

The DÁddario micro tuners as mentioned above by Denison certainly do come with a pot mount. I have used them that way. One of the micro ones ( Cant remember which one) can be mounted by a small clip to the underside of the peghead. The display will show the right way up for this mounting. I use micro tuners on all my instruments.

Sep 27, 2020 - 5:13:19 PM
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506 posts since 6/2/2011

You can get a pot adapter for Snark tuners.

Sep 27, 2020 - 5:35:13 PM
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1426 posts since 4/13/2009

The adapter for Snark tuners works fine with 11 inch pots, but might not fit 12 inch pots as the hook spacing is different.

Sep 28, 2020 - 6:19:56 AM



946 posts since 8/30/2012

TC Electronic PolyTune. Clip it to the rim, rather than the peghead.

Sep 28, 2020 - 6:32:36 AM

55721 posts since 12/14/2005

Oh! I mistook the topic title to mean that you were asking about tuning PEGS which attach to the pot, and of course, I had to see what ideas were being offered.
Keep calm and carry on.

Maybe I should phone around, see about getting a tune-up for the word recognition portion of my brain.

Sep 28, 2020 - 3:58:42 PM



21897 posts since 7/6/2005

Sep 29, 2020 - 7:20:56 AM

2175 posts since 2/7/2008

I have the Snark tuner attached using the StewMac adapter. It’s really convenient, but it doesn’t seem to pick up the note(s) as well as I’d like.

Sep 29, 2020 - 7:46:04 AM

5787 posts since 9/5/2006

Sep 29, 2020 - 1:55:29 PM



23 posts since 10/4/2004

Unfortunately the micro tuner won’t work on my banjo- only has 18 hooks and they are too far apart for this to attach :(

Sep 29, 2020 - 5:14:54 PM



23 posts since 10/4/2004

stew mac adapter also won't work as only fits standard 24 bracket banjo :(

Sep 30, 2020 - 12:08:11 PM



552 posts since 1/11/2005

The most simple and cheapest fix for mounting any tuner to a banjo pot is to buy a container of "Glue Dots" from any craft or hardware store. Unscrew the clamp from the tuner, apply a couple of the glue dots to bottom or back of tuner and place tuner where you like. These dots are very thin and double sided and don't show. When you need to change battery just pull the tuner gently off the banjo flange, bolts or brackets or where ever you have it attached. The dots will stay stuck to either the banjo or the tuner and may look a little messy but you just press the tuner back on after battery change and you don't see them until next change. When needed just replace the dots, there are 200 dots in the roll-on applicator and are handy for many uses, hanging pictures etc. My current tuner choice is the StroboClipHD which I have on two banjos but they will work with any tuner. Very secure!

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