Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Bass ukulele string tuning pegs too small for nylon string

  1. #1

    Bass ukulele string tuning pegs too small for nylon string

    What can be done to accommodate the very thick bass string for the ukulele. The tuning winders fit the small nylon strings but the larger one don't fit the slotted pegs. Is there a quick fix or accessorie that can be added to the winder peg? I was thinking of trying to make something to add on top of winder to fit the larger strings. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Bert

  2. #2
    I'm assuming friction pegs? Are these Perfection pegs?

    I'd assume that you could simply ream out a bigger hole in the peg for a string.
    If you don't have fancy tools, you could probably use a drill bit and a power drill.
    Alternatively, you could try rolling a thin bit of sandpaper and running it through.

    Personally, I'd just use a drill bit on a hand drill and enlarge the hole gradually.

    You should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bert Delisle View Post
    What can be done to accommodate the very thick bass string for the ukulele. The tuning winders fit the small nylon strings but the larger one don't fit the slotted pegs. Is there a quick fix or accessorie that can be added to the winder peg? I was thinking of trying to make something to add on top of winder to fit the larger strings. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Bert

  3. #3
    Thanks Matt, however the pegs are geared tuners with a slot in the post. Not enough meat to ealarge the slot. I will be trying to make an epoxy piece that can bit fitted over the peg.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    E TN, near Knoxville
    Posts
    2,430
    Quote Originally Posted by Bert Delisle View Post
    Thanks Matt, however the pegs are geared tuners with a slot in the post. Not enough meat to ealarge the slot. I will be trying to make an epoxy piece that can bit fitted over the peg.
    I don't know what your tuners look like or how they are constructed, but my first thought (since I have metal working equipment) would be to use the geared part if possible and rebuild the post from scratch. Perhaps a friend could do this? Might be expensive for a machine shop to make one but it might not hurt to ask.

    What material is the peg? Brass is a joy to work. I've even turned it on the wood lathe with standard hand tools.

    JKJ

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •