New Schertler Tuning Heads!

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Peter Frary
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New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Peter Frary » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:09 am

I finally swapped out the heads on my 7-shooter and they're butter smooth and surprisingly handsome for a basic model. Love the 18:1 ratio. Now I have to fix the heads on my 1992 Douglas Ching. The 90s era David Rodgers heads have several broken rollers and a stripped button. Image
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Re: New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Marshall Dixon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 am

Very nice. I'm in the process of building a seven stringer and had been looking at the Rubner individual tuners. I've seen Schertler steel string individual tuners but didn't realize the made a nylon string model. I'll definately look at these. I'll want white buttons though.

Please, if you would, tell me your preferred string set. I'll be tuning DGBdgbd. 650 mm scale.

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Re: New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Peter Frary » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:22 am

Schertler only offers ebony (wood) buttons, albeit you have a choice between matte black, gold and silver for the plates. I like the Rubner heads but the plates are a couple mm longer so the spacing would be a bit tight for this guitar. I ordered the Schertler heads directly from Switzerland because they were willing to sell a 7-string set. The American dealers would only sell sets of six. The up-charge for the 7th head was $25 for a total of $150 USD shipped. Only took 3 days to make it to Honolulu!

I prefer D’Addario Dynacore EJP45TT for the lower 6 strings and buy a 10 pack of D’Addario .058 wound singles for the 7th course. I mainly use standard tuning with low B or C for the 7th course.
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Re: New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Altophile » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:08 am

Peter Frary wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:09 am
I finally swapped out the heads on my 7-shooter and they're butter smooth and surprisingly handsome for a basic model. Love the 18:1 ratio. Now I have to fix the heads on my 1992 Douglas Ching. The 90s era David Rodgers heads have several broken rollers and a stripped button.

What kind of 7 string is that? The nut appears fairly narrow, which I like, particularly with multi-stringed guitars.

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Re: New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Marshall Dixon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:53 pm

Peter, thanks for the reply.

Altophile; the plans I have for a Russian 7 string guitar called for a 49 mm nut, which is about what I do for a steel string. I thought this was way too narrow and altered this to 55 mm and afterword found that the technique for this instrument includes thumb wrapped around neck.

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Re: New Schertler Tuning Heads!

Post by Peter Frary » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Altophile, it's a Kremona CW-7 and, yes, it's a 55mm nut. It felt a bit narrow at first but after a couple weeks it feels fine and I can switch between a half dozen sizes of instruments without issue. I even wrote a review:

http://www.fraryguitar.com/classic_guit ... a_cw_7.htm
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