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    Default Strange tuning machines

    Any information on these tuning machines?

    I've never seen those before

    (sorry, upload is still not working)

    https://www.dba.dk/mandolin-ukendt-u...77/billeder/2/

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    Default Re: Strange tuning machines

    There is at least one more thread about these tuners here someplace. I'll see if I can find it.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Strange tuning machines

    For posterity:
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Strange tuning machines

    Take a look at this thread. In 2007 a member even uploaded this.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Strange tuning machines

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
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    Thank You , did you upload directly or link to another page?

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    So a German, Richter invented them in 1922 and there is a braking system incorporated to compensate for the missing gearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poul hansen View Post
    Thank You , did you upload directly or link to another page?
    You have to capture the image and upload it.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poul hansen View Post
    So a German, Richter invented them in 1922 and there is a braking system incorporated to compensate for the missing gearing.
    Think of it like Beta vs VHS. Somebody's idea doesn't become the standard
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Strange tuning machines

    They look like a solution looking for a problem to me!

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