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  1. #26
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    Default Re: Schaller for Schaller

    Gold and ivoroid buttons. I will contact Rubner and Alessi, too. Thanks

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    I don't know if Alessi makes them. Rubner did, I had a set.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Registered User Ivan Kelsall's Avatar
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    Worm over / worm under isn't what dictates the way the tuners turn - it's the worm direction itself :- worms \\\\ vs //// .

    The Schallers on my Lebeda are worm under - so are the Schaller tuners on my Weber,but,as the worms run different ways,my Weber tuners turn the 'right way',but my Lebeda tuners are 'reverse'.

    Both sets of ''standard'' Schallers are so excellent,that i'd replace like for like if they become faulty,
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    Lebeda Left - Weber Right
    Weber F-5 'Fern'.
    Lebeda F-5 "Special".
    Stelling Bellflower BANJO
    Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.
    Ellis DeLuxe "A" style.

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    I just recently noticed the existence of the "Grand Tune" Schaller tuners (saw an image of a new Martin guitar that had them, looked them up and found they make them for mandos as well). Looks like some folks here like them.
    I've never really been happy over the years with the Waverlys on my various mandolins - I find them sticky to turn if they haven't been tuned in a while, and I always thought a higher ratio would be appropriate, at least higher than the 16:1 of the Waverlys.
    The fully enclosed Schallers I've used seemed to be very good quality, and worked well.
    Anyone have an opinion as to the relative quality of the two brands I've mentioned?
    Also - can the Grand Tunes be interchanged easily with Waverlys? (I know, I should look at the dimension diagrams, but thought someone might save me the trouble!)
    My current mandolin is a Red Diamond F with the usual worm-under Waverlys.
    Thanks for any help with this.

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