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Apr 4, 2024 - 3:21:52 PM
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banjonz

New Zealand

12032 posts since 6/29/2003

Instead of clipping the tuner on to the peghead, I modified one to be mounted on a tension hook. I removed the clip part, carefully drilled out the existing hole to be slightly larger than the hook width then applied 2 pot 'Marine Weld' to build up and strengthen the hole support. (it looks a bit bodgy!)
It is now installed on the hook and can pivot up to gain access to the battery compartment.
It seems to work fine and is responsive.






Apr 5, 2024 - 2:59:21 AM
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banjo roo

Australia

231 posts since 5/12/2010

I modified mine so it will clip on the pot, a little more discreet than clipped on the peghead.
After spending 4 weeks building a banjo by hand, I got sick of people pointing at the tuner on the peghead, saying "what is that?"
"Its a tuner", I reply
"wow, cool!"
"Yes, it cost me four dollars, and it has lights and buttons" I feel like replying

Edited by - banjo roo on 04/05/2024 02:59:51

Apr 5, 2024 - 7:17:52 AM

Owen

Canada

15024 posts since 6/5/2011

... bodgy?!?!?   What's that in English*?!?!?!

Now, when somebody at a jam wants to borrow your tuner**, isn't removing the hook gonna cramp your style? cheeky

I solved (?) the peghead conundrum thusly ... slides under adjacent hooks .... strip of HDPE (?) and  JBWeld.

* = I had to "look it up" ... learn sumpthin' every day. yes

** = also just confirmed today that henceforth I don't even need to "lend" my tuner  ... just put the resonators of the two banjos together and the vibrations transfer, and Bob's my uncle.


 

Apr 5, 2024 - 3:23:38 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

12032 posts since 6/29/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... bodgy?!?!?   What's that in English*?!?!?!

Now, when somebody at a jam wants to borrow your tuner**, isn't removing the hook gonna cramp your style? cheeky

I solved (?) the peghead conundrum thusly ... slides under adjacent hooks .... strip of HDPE (?) and  JBWeld.

* = I had to "look it up" ... learn sumpthin' every day. yes

** = also just confirmed today that henceforth I don't even need to "lend" my tuner  ... just put the resonators of the two banjos together and the vibrations transfer, and Bob's my uncle.

 

 

 


Good for you Owen, most Americans would not even bother to look up a word they don't know (most Kiwi's wouldn't either for that matter).

I NEVER lend my tuners...period!

Your modification is clever. I also have a D'Addario NS Micro tuner which is a little more discrete. I mounted it to my banjo using a small modified block of wood and located it against a hook in roughly the same place. It worked well for a time but somehow decided it would loosen. I abandoned that idea.

Apr 6, 2024 - 9:33:16 AM

Fracker

USA

38 posts since 1/12/2024

I bought one of those dohickey bracket that attaches to the hooks and that you can remove the spring clip from a Snark and attach the head to it. It was convenient, but I was getting erratic readings from it. After a few weeks I went back to the clip on the headstock.

Interestingly, no one has ever asked me what a tuner is and no one has ever asked to use it. Everyone I play with has their own.

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