SteveL123 wrote: ↑
Wed May 16, 2018 3:44 pm
One thing that is not subjective is the gear ratio. This is the number of teeth on the pinion gear. Higher the better, i.e. the more teeth count, the finer the adjustment when turning the button.
Here's a partial list
Schellers, Schallers GrandTune, higher priced Der Jung 18:1
Sloanes, Gilberts 16:1
Rodgers, Rubner 15:1
I'm not sure how you have conceived the idea 'the higher the better'... Why doesn't any maker produce 20:1 or higher? Would be even better.
The cheapest Der Jung tuners I have used were on my Mundo Flamenco guitar and had 18:1, and while it was not bad, it is greatly outperformed by a bit more expensive Der Jung with 14:1. (Correction; I wrote 16:1 but counted again).
I'm not convinced. Because in the beginning of the tuning process you have to overcome the static friction of the string against the nut, it may end up being more difficult to tune properly with 18:1 than with 14:1. I don't think Rodgers would be unable to raise their ratio if they were convinced or if many players would ask for...
Peter is totally right; just try the Schellers and you will see for yourself what he meant...
Last edited by rojarosguitar on Wed May 16, 2018 5:01 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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