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Aug 2, 2021 - 1:54:57 PM

klgera

USA

523 posts since 12/3/2004

I have Keith standard tuners on two banjos, they sometimes become hard to turn after a period of disuse. I forced one to turn, I know I should have loosened the screw, and it stripped the plastic button.
Has anyone else had trouble with that happening? They are suppose to be high quality, I am becoming unhappy with the trouble they have caused. They are either too tight to turn, or if I loosen the screw, they become too loose.
I suppose I should contact the Keith and see if he has any ideas.

Have a good day,
Ken

Aug 2, 2021 - 2:20:15 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

26333 posts since 8/3/2003

It might be the washer is worn. Many years ago, Bill changed the plastic type washers in mine to leather ones and that took care of my tuning problem. Don't know what kind of washers your tuner has, but that might be something to look at. I'd definitely call Beacon Banjo Company and talk to one of the Keiths and see if they could help you. You could also go to the website and contact them that way.

Aug 2, 2021 - 6:18:55 PM

klgera

USA

523 posts since 12/3/2004

Thanks for idea, I have never the washers a thought.

Aug 3, 2021 - 7:15:16 AM

beegee

USA

22464 posts since 7/6/2005

Keith tuners can freeze because the grease solidifies due to age and dirt. Some had neoprene washer that would deteriorate, Bill would clean out the old grease, re-grease and install new leather washers and springs and screws if needed/

Aug 3, 2021 - 8:28:37 AM

klgera

USA

523 posts since 12/3/2004

The problem I am having is with Keith standard tuners, not the D tuners.
The tuners have leather washers, I guess I can change them for new ones and see if that helps.
Ken

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