Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 42 of 42

Thread: Rubner tuners are back

  1. #26
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
    We are now offering the new Rubner RMp Precision F style mandolin sets. The new gearing ratio is 16:1
    As far as the build quality, I will leave it up to other fine Forum users to offer their views.
    The goal was to produce a medium priced machine set with second to none performance.
    Thank you all for waiting almost 3 years for the new design.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to KentG For This Useful Post:


  3. #27
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    24,954

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by KentG View Post
    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
    We are now offering the new Rubner RMp Precision F style mandolin sets. The new gearing ratio is 16:1
    As far as the build quality, I will leave it up to other fine Forum users to offer their views.
    The goal was to produce a medium priced machine set with second to none performance.
    Thank you all for waiting almost 3 years for the new design.
    Are they available in worm over configuration as well?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  4. #28
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    24,954

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Here is a link for anyone looking for them.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  5. The following members say thank you to MikeEdgerton for this post:


  6. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Yes, worm over will be available in about 2 weeks.
    There will be 2 button post length choices for the top D & A string because of the tuning machine headstock position change with worm over configuration.

  7. #30
    Adrian Minarovic
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, Europe
    Posts
    3,007

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    The tuners I see in the pics on the link posted by Mike look like they have the wrong turning direction for "worm under" configuration.
    Adrian

  8. The following members say thank you to HoGo for this post:


  9. #31
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by HoGo View Post
    The tuners I see in the pics on the link posted by Mike look like they have the wrong turning direction for "worm under" configuration.
    Adrian,
    The sets do have the correct turning direction. This was a older picture of worm gear configuration meant for worm over sets. Good eye!

  10. #32
    Mandolin & Mandola maker
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Bega NSW, Australia
    Posts
    1,306

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Any chance this RMp technology will be offered in A style tuners? If so I look forward to it.
    Peter Coombe - mandolins, mandolas and guitars
    http://www.petercoombe.com

  11. #33
    coprolite mandroid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Outer Spiral Arm, of Galaxy, NW Oregon.
    Posts
    16,658

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Site says they have.. black button type sold out first.. Looked?

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-...lin%20Machines
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

  12. #34
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by peter.coombe View Post
    Any chance this RMp technology will be offered in A style tuners? If so I look forward to it.
    Peter,
    The new RMp gearing for A style sets will be available in the fall. Just too much going on right now!
    Kent

  13. #35
    Every day is a gift. Sheila Lagrand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    San Tan Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    236

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    I just dropped in a set of Rubners to replace the Ping tuners on an Eastman octave mandolin. Perfect fit, I didn't swap out the bushings because I know the Eastmans are pressed in pretty tight and risk of splintering the headstock veneer is very high. I did have to counterbore the back side of the hole to allow for the base of the Rubner shaft to go in.
    It didn't happen to be an MDO 305, did it? I need to replace my tuning machines. It's a 2016 model.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT mandolin
    Dolly, my 2021 Ibanez M522 mandolin
    Louise, my 193x SS Maxwell mandolin
    Fiona, My 2021 GSM guitar-bodied octave resonator mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305 octave mandolin
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 violin
    Sally, my 2021 Jasmine S35 guitar
    Nehenehe, my 2021 Aklot concert ukulele

  14. #36

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    It wasn't an MDO305, but they all have the same spacing to the best of my knowledge. Go for it!

  15. #37
    Every day is a gift. Sheila Lagrand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    San Tan Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    236

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    It wasn't an MDO305, but they all have the same spacing to the best of my knowledge. Go for it!

    Thank you, Marty! Would I just order A-style tuning machines? And solid head, not slotted, yes?

    By the way, I stopped by your website. Your art is amazing (says the woodworker's wife).
    Last edited by Sheila Lagrand; Mar-14-2021 at 9:59pm.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT mandolin
    Dolly, my 2021 Ibanez M522 mandolin
    Louise, my 193x SS Maxwell mandolin
    Fiona, My 2021 GSM guitar-bodied octave resonator mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305 octave mandolin
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 violin
    Sally, my 2021 Jasmine S35 guitar
    Nehenehe, my 2021 Aklot concert ukulele

  16. #38
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Now Rubner has released the RMp F Style mandolin Precision Series with a Traditional design.
    We had many interested in the new RMp machines but were not enthusiastic about the modern look. The new Traditional series has the finest gearing with vintage appeal.
    Thanks again for all the feedback and encouragement the last 3 years!
    Kent

  17. #39
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    24,954

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Those look great! Are the F style available in worm-over as well?

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/f-style-mandolin-new
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rubner.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	131.0 KB 
ID:	197046  
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  18. #40
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Most of the new RMp sets are available with the worm over design right now.
    The new Traditional Series will have worm over option in January 22.
    Last edited by KentG; Oct-23-2021 at 4:15pm.

  19. The following members say thank you to KentG for this post:


  20. #41
    Registered User Mandobart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    3,230

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Back when we could get them I replaced a set of no-name Chinese made tuners on my F5 with Rubner's. I like them just fine , and would have happily used them on other projects. But they've been unavailable so I've used other brands that honestly I've been just as satisfied with (Schaller, Grover).

    Quality, reliability, service after the sale, in equal measure - that's what keeps my business. I don't care how cool or highly recommended they are if they can't be reached, can't answer questions, or are always out of stock of what I'm looking for.

  21. #42
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    251

    Default Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Quote Originally Posted by HoGo View Post
    The tuners I see in the pics on the link posted by Mike look like they have the wrong turning direction for "worm under" configuration.
    Yes, the Rubner tuners look great and it will be good to have an alternate to the Modern Waverly tuners. About half of the photos on the website have worms that will tune in the wrong direction. Maybe just an oversight. The ordering instructions have both options for the right hand worm (worm under) and a left hand worm (worm over) so maybe that is okay.

    Mark
    Mark Lynch

Posting Permissions

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