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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Planet Waves Tuning Keys

Has anyone seen or used these? They are aparently a design by Ned Steinberger. It's a self string cutting tuning peg, you put it through the hole (just like you would a normal peg) then tighten this bolt on the bottom, then tune the string and it automaticlly cuts the string off. Anyone know if these are any good or are they just junk?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 09:26 PM
 
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Re: Planet Waves Tuning Keys

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Has anyone seen or used these? They are aparently a design by Ned Steinberger. It's a self string cutting tuning peg, you put it through the hole (just like you would a normal peg) then tighten this bolt on the bottom, then tune the string and it automaticlly cuts the string off. Anyone know if these are any good or are they just junk?
I have a set on a project axe and they're worth the cash. I've never had a tuning problem with them.
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it says it was "designed for heavey tremelo use". what's with that? if you have a locking nut would it even matter? or is it for like Wilkinson type bridges or ball-bering nuts.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 11:12 PM
 
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I think it basically means they're locking tuners (like Sperzels or similar).
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2004, 09:17 PM
 
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They're not locking, but they've got an 18:1 ratio, and the gearing is pretty stiff. They're not locking, but they're also not going too far (if anywhere).
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 11:01 AM
 
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didn't Steve have these on FLo for a while? namely the Astoria concert that was shot on DVD? Just wondering if I'm picturing the right things

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 08:29 AM
 
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Reaper, do you know up to what size string gauge they'll accomodate?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 08:44 AM
 
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They are locking tuners. When you crank them up after putting new strings on, they grip the string and cut off the excess. "Locking" tuners don't lock the post from turning... they lock the string in the post, so you don't need excess wraps.
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Reaper, do you know up to what size string gauge they'll accomodate?
I'm using a set of 10's, I'd imagine they'd do alright with 11's, but I really don't know past that.

Darren- I'm not too familiar with locking tuners, but if that's what you mean by "locking", then yes, they are locking.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 09:32 PM
 
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It's a common misconception that "locking tuners" lock so the posts don't turn. This would be a great feature, but it's not how the ones currently available work.
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