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    Re: Grover tuners

    Grover's worm over tuners turn the wrong way. It's because they didn't bother to manufacture a different worm gear. The pictures above illustrate the issue. Nobody ordered the wrong tuners. That's...
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    Re: Need help to identify this

    If the case is a hard shell case and fits a Martin mandolin it has value. That mandolin on it's own in good shape is probably less than $100.00. Find that guy that says it's worth 7 to 8 and I'll...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    Let's illustrate the gears with Grover's own product. Note the direction that the gears are cut on the Grover A style worm over tuners. they are cut ////. Now note the direction that both the worm...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    In essence you made a set of worm under tuners. Those you can buy. Grover wimped out on their worm over tuners by simply using the same parts. The gears need to be cut right for the tuners to turn...
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    Re: Need help to identify this

    If someone is paying to restore that I hope it has great sentimental value because the monetary value will never justify the work.
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    Re: Grover tuners

    His A style mandolin has a different style head and uses F style tuners. He can't swap them to make them work. A style posts are all the same length, F style tuners are not. The F style worm under...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    Take a look at this thread from a few years ago. We pretty much determined all of the worm over f style tuners available. I even mention the Grovers being backwards.
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    Re: Grover tuners

    My eyes just opened. Your builder used Grover worm over tuners. They didn't go to the trouble of making a real worm over tuner. The new ones will always turn backwards. They used the same worm gear...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    Yes, the tuners should turn the correct way BUT for some reason some builders in eastern Europe use the tuners that turn the wrong way. Post a picture of the tuners so we can see the brand. It may be...
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    Re: Am i being unreasonable?

    Before this goes any farther we'll just assume that the OP got the information they needed. I don't want this to become a Posting Guideline issue.
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    Re: Grover tuners

    The late Cafe member Paul Hostetter has a great explanation of tuners on his site. It's right here.
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    Re: Need help to identify this

    Without pictures of your instrument this is basically an impossible challenge. Regal made a whole lot of instrument styles. The brand name has undergone at least three if not more iterations where it...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    How about a picture? Tuners should turn the correct direction.
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    Re: RIP Barry Kratzer

    Rest In Peace Barry. He's been a fixture on the Cafe for years and a source of instruments for many. It's a sad loss.
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    Re: What kind of Mandolin

    The value isn't anything to worry about. It's rare but that doesn't make it valuable. In this case it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

    Gotoh apparently is making a geared uke peg...
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    Re: Gibson, Tonk & Kalamazoo

    Listed in Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars as being made for Tonk Brothers in Chicago circa 1935. It's a model 5284. It is basically the same as the Kalamazoo models.
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    Re: What kind of Mandolin

    Janet Davis Music (before they went out of business) used to sell these small diameter geared banjo tuners. I believe they were made in Germany. They probably would have fit.
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    Re: Harmony h35

    I could be wrong about that but the tuners are what dates it.
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    Re: Harmony h35

    It's not much of a guess actually. The model was introduced in 67 but those tuners weren't used until sometime around 1970. They were out of business by 1975 but they ceased production before that....
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    Re: What kind of Mandolin

    The tailpiece looks German to me as well. Those banjo pegs would be a bear to keep in tune.
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    Re: Harmony h35

    Nobody has ever had a definitive answer to these numbers. The part to the right of the H is generally accepted as the model number, the numbers to the left have been assumed to be some part of their...
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    Re: Harmony h35

    I just merged the threads again. Bob 1956, any chance that you could simply reply to this large thread and not start another one? Thanks.
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    Re: Harmony h35

    Everything you always wanted to know about batwings.
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    Re: What kind of Mandolin

    Yup. The only similarity I see is the fact that they both have strings.
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I'm not sure this matters much because at any given time there are only three mandolins that are in tune in the entire world and David Grisman owns two of them.
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