Could these der jang tuners actually be good?

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Mickey_C
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Could these der jang tuners actually be good?

Post by Mickey_C » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:57 pm

I've seen all different levels of der jang tuners, but it looks like some of them are made better than others. These ones have the cast bearing housings rather than press fit, and some type of bushing at the end of the roller, as well as 18 gear teeth and a stainless steel worm. Could these actually be quality tuners?

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Mickey_C
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Re: Could these der jang tuners actually be good?

Post by Mickey_C » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 pm

One more photo. I think for the sub $70 price, I might try them. If they aren't good, I'll return them.

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Re: Could these der jang tuners actually be good?

Post by Robert England » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:29 pm

I've owned a couple of sets. I think they are mechanically good for the price, but there might be a problem with cosmetic acceptance by many players.
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Re: Could these der jang tuners actually be good?

Post by UPGuitar » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:05 pm

i was considering buying a set, and i may still, for my yami flamenco beater.
the whole dragon, dragons breath fire, flamenco fire thing kind of works if you ask me!
they do seem to function well.
-Masaki Sakurai concert sp/in
-Yamaha gc31c cd/in
-F.Sheppard French Romantic era replica sp/mpl
-S.Ganz "SunDog" sp/in
-S.Ganz "Brujo" 8-string sp/brz
-J.Sigurdson peghead flamenco sp/ayc
-S.Castillo peghead flamenco sp/cy

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