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Oct 5, 2020 - 5:34:21 PM
138 posts since 8/8/2009

Anyone try the higher ratio Rickard tuners? Thinking about putting a pair on to minimize tuning problems. Love some feedback.


Oct 5, 2020 - 6:59:08 PM
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966 posts since 8/30/2012

Worth the money. Best tuners on the planet. All others are inferior.

Have one set on my Huber. Will be buying a 2nd for my Reiter.

Oct 5, 2020 - 8:47:56 PM

4676 posts since 5/9/2007

I purchased a set that will be installed on a new built that is underway.
Can't wait to try them out!


Oct 5, 2020 - 8:51:24 PM
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406 posts since 3/25/2009

I have a set on my Huber VRB-G and love them. Worth the price.

Oct 6, 2020 - 7:08:55 PM



58 posts since 5/5/2019
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Just put a set on my Enoch Tradesman. Wow. They really do tune in finer increments AND stay in tune much, much better.

I got mine from Don Bryant here on BHO. Saved almost twenty bucks and he was really nice to work with. 

Edited by - bigleaf on 10/06/2020 19:22:09

Oct 6, 2020 - 7:17:54 PM
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468 posts since 1/24/2004
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What everyone else said. I was given a set and liked them so much I bought a set for my other banjo.

Oct 6, 2020 - 7:29:05 PM
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Quinton McHale

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1671 posts since 2/21/2011

I have 7 (that's right, I said SEVEN) sets of Rickard tuners installed on most of my banjos -- they are THAT good.  I know they're expensive but, hey, ain't I worth it?... smiley

Oct 8, 2020 - 5:30:37 AM

10952 posts since 6/17/2003

They are the only tuners I'll buy from now on. A very nice product.

Oct 8, 2020 - 11:52:01 AM

872 posts since 3/23/2006

Are they drop-in replacements for Gotohs and/or Five Star and/or Waverly?

Oct 8, 2020 - 11:53:56 AM



431 posts since 8/9/2019

Originally posted by hweinberg

Are they drop-in replacements for Gotohs and/or Five Star and/or Waverly?

Exact same dimensions as Gotohs

Oct 8, 2020 - 11:55:45 AM



431 posts since 8/9/2019

I have a set on my Gold Star and love them.

Was planning on putting Rickards on my pre-war archtop but it feels wrong to not use the original Grovers.

Oct 31, 2020 - 7:22:51 PM

648 posts since 11/7/2003

I bought a set of four from Don Bryant and after 3 weeks I like ‘em a lot. They went on a Bonefass short scale openback. The peghead has an exaggerated break angle and it was a bear to tune with name brand 4:1s. It took me a while to get used to the different feel of the Rickards but they are much more precise and stable. I’d buy ‘em again and if I did I’d buy ‘em from Don, his prices were good and shipping was reasonable.

Nov 8, 2020 - 1:21:12 AM

2 posts since 10/17/2010

Installed a set on my Scruggs Standard. Smooth and precise. As I've heard it said, they put an end to all banjo tuning jokes

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