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Banjos usually employ a different mechanism using planetary gears - in this case the knob and the capstan both rotate on the same axis.
These are in excellent functional and cosmetic shape. All of the tuners turn freely and hold. I have seen several examples where either chrome or black Grover tuners were specified on the work order build sheet by the customer.
Your content will be removed!!! Non-original mounting screws included. The set includes a period set of hex bushings that might be original to the set, not sure. Kluson tuners were also reportedly used during the early prepro production years. By the plastic changed so this is no longer a problem.
If the tuner used Tulip tuner buttons, now they are double-ring style.
All turn easily with no tight spots. The off-white buttons have been replaced with modern reproduction buttons as the old set was crumbling. They are in good working order, they do show some wear and are a little dirty, but the plating is in good shape and they turn freely and hold well.
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This info will apply to any type of closed-back Kluson Deluxe tuner, regardless of the style of tip metal, button plastic, keystone plastic, etc. These were found on some Gibson Js, L-2s and other high end Gibsons of the era.
The worm gear ensures that the capstan cannot turn without a movement on the knob; it also allows precise tuning. This set was made up from spares of two different sets but they all match up cosmetically, they're in good condition and function well.
The set has had the buttons replaced with perfect repros, all other parts original. This set is in great shape functionally and cosmetically and has all original parts. My first question is, is this the right forum for me?
All turn freely and hold tune well. All of the gears and buttons are original, no bends.