Scheller Tuners in stock

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Scheller Tuners in stock

Post by Chris Sobel » Wed May 17, 2017 6:25 am

Me and a couple other Luthiers did a test order of some of these tuners to check them out. I hadn't come across them yet and was really impressed with the quality. They are so butter smooth! These particular ones have black horn buttons and frictionless rollers. They weigh 159g.

Something about these really drew me in and I'm thinking about offering them as standard on all my guitars. Am I crazy?? What do you all think about them?

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Post by Steve Ganz » Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 am

They look well made. I like the weight of the orbit gear and the brackets for the worm gear. I am put off (a bit) by the point ends. The main consideration is always how they work and feel...
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Post by Chris Sobel » Wed May 17, 2017 7:46 am

Steve Ganz wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 am
They look well made. I like the weight of the orbit gear and the brackets for the worm gear. I am put off (a bit) by the point ends. The main consideration is always how they work and feel...
Which part are the point ends? There were so many options when I ordered them I had to just visualize what all the different features would look like together...
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Post by Steve Ganz » Wed May 17, 2017 8:09 am

Oh... sorry. The ends of the plate... the appearance, a matter of personal aesthetics
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Post by Brynmor » Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am

I have Schellers on my Ambridge Hauser model and I prefer them to the Rodgers on my other instruments. They are "butter smooth" and allow for very precise tuning. This is not to say anything bad about Rodgers, just that I think Schellers have the edge.

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Post by petermc61 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:48 pm

I regard Klaus Scheller as the finest tuners currently being made.

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Post by cliffbryant » Wed May 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Brynmor wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am
I have Schellers on my Ambridge Hauser model and I prefer them to the Rodgers on my other instruments. They are "butter smooth" and allow for very precise tuning. This is not to say anything bad about Rodgers, just that I think Schellers have the edge.
+1 I have these on my Ambridge Hauser and they are indeed first rate.

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Post by bacsidoan » Wed May 17, 2017 1:39 pm

My preference is the plain, non-engraved Landstorfer or Hauser model brass plate: Cheaper, lighter, same excellent function, not too bad looking. In fact, I prefer the elegance of simplicity look.

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Re: Scheller Tuners in stock

Post by eyedoc » Wed May 17, 2017 2:01 pm

How much do they cost?
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Post by simonm » Wed May 17, 2017 3:13 pm

eyedoc wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 2:01 pm
How much do they cost?
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Quite pertinent if Chris is thinking of using them as standard. They are very definitely in the upper end of the premium price range.

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Post by Douglass Scott » Wed May 17, 2017 3:35 pm

They are fantastic but are priced accordingly high, keep some more economical options on hand too.

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Post by Chris Sobel » Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 pm

I'm not supposed to discuss prices publicly, but they would cost around what Alessi's do. The ones pictured have a lot of options and are at the higher end, but a plain hauser type design without black rollers would be more accessible. The prices are quite good if you're ordering them as a builder.

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Re: Scheller Tuners in stock

Post by Steve Ganz » Wed May 17, 2017 4:33 pm

Chris, Can you determine how the buttons are attached to the worm gear shafts? (What holds the worm gear shaft assembly together?)
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Post by petermc61 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:21 pm

I prefer the Schellers with the Hauser plate. More elegant. This is from my Reynoso, photo courtesy of GSI.

https://www.guitarsalon.com/productimag ... -large.jpg

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Post by Leo » Wed May 17, 2017 10:28 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 9:21 pm
I prefer the Schellers with the Hauser plate. More elegant. This is from my Reynoso, photo courtesy of GSI.

https://www.guitarsalon.com/productimag ... -large.jpg
Very nice looking Peter. I am on a waiting list for a guitar that will be built for me, and the Luthier making my guitar provides Scheller tuners as standard. Good to see pictures of them.

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