I just picked up one of these golf gone cello banjos. It’s fun and sounds good. But the tuners seem awful. They constantly drop tune even after the strings are long since stretched and settled. I tried tightening the screw on the back of each tuner. They made them stiffer to turn but they still detune constantly. 5 minutes of playing and the 2nd highest string drops a half step every time.
Should I just buy new tuners or is there a fix? Is this a common problem with these?
I have a Gold Tone Cello banjo and have never had any problems with the tuners.
Are you locking the strings on the tuners? Here is one of many videos which describe that:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE1qpdR1d8w
Edited by - deestexas on 09/30/2023 11:43:50
Yes, I did do the locking setup on the strings when putting through the peg.
It seems like the peg is turning despite feeling very stiff after tightening the screw on the back.
It doesn’t feel broken though, they’re smooth, and appear to do what they’re supposed to do.
The strings on the cello banjo are a heavier gauge if I'm not mistaken, which would take longer to settle. How long have you had it?
Are you sure the peg is turning, and that the problem isn't at the tailpiece end? See if the loop end is intact and correctly mounted, and check for damage where the string tucks under the tailpiece (assuming yours has the Terminator tp like the GT site shows on that model).
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