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May 17, 2022 - 10:20:57 AM
47 posts since 11/30/2021

Hello all. Just a quick question. I ordered a set of Keith d tuners for my 2nd and 3rd strings. I've heard via past forums that they are just a tad taller/longer than most tuning pegs. Is this true? I've only got about 1/4 inch of play with my current pegs before they would make contact with the bottom of my case. Is it possible I won't have enough room in the case around the headstock for the new pegs?

May 17, 2022 - 11:03:46 AM
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BobbyE

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3121 posts since 11/29/2007
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If you have a fourth of an inch to spare I don't think the tuners would be that much longer than a regular peg. I have read a lot about these in the past and don't remember ever seeing that being an issue with them. Most of the posts have to do with getting them correctly set once installed.

Bobby

Edited by - BobbyE on 05/17/2022 11:04:19

May 17, 2022 - 11:26:29 AM
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thor363

USA

28 posts since 12/12/2021

They are exactly 1.75" height on that side, and the standard Keith height for the other 2 is 1.5". That's dependent on whether you have the inset screws or the exposed (taller small head) screws.

May 17, 2022 - 11:38:55 AM
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47 posts since 11/30/2021

Thanks for the responses. I believe the set I ordered has the inset screws. So you're saying that the d tuner pegs are 1.75" whereas the regular peg is 1.5"?

May 17, 2022 - 12:12:36 PM
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14767 posts since 10/30/2008

I think the more serious problem is case makers just didn't make the neck support correctly in "the old days". Liftons, Harptones, etc. often let the 2/3 string pegs rub on the bottom of the case. Many a banjo picker has "built up" the spot that cradles the neck, to get the tuners off the bottom of the case. You can do the same if you want to.

With "modern" cases I no longer see pegs riding on the bottom of the case. Even with some of the bargain models like the Musicians Friend special. Case makers appear to have figure it out. It's 100% the height of the cradle points under the neck.

None of my Keith 2/3 pegs rub on the bottom of my modern cases. A used case I bought about 1980 had low cradles, and my Keith pegs rubber. I didn't want my neck to bow fowared, so I built up the cradle with foam rubber and a cloth pad.

May 17, 2022 - 12:16:52 PM

47 posts since 11/30/2021

@The Old Timer
Building up the cradle is a fantastic idea, and one I hadn't even considered. Thanks!

May 17, 2022 - 9:00:44 PM
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thor363

USA

28 posts since 12/12/2021

Yes that's what I'm saying. The other style screws add height. I measured mine twice before I originally responded. One of my cases they just barely touch the liner, and the other case they don't touch at all. Good luck!

Edited by - thor363 on 05/17/2022 21:01:41

May 18, 2022 - 7:26:55 AM

47 posts since 11/30/2021

@thor363
Awesome thanks!

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