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Tuning keys gear ratio

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by decadence, Oct 9, 2001.


  1. What does the gear ratio mean?
    Is a lower or higher one more precise?
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A typical ratio is 20:1, which means 20 turns on the tuner equal 1 turn of the cylinder that holds the string.
    So the higher the ratio, the more precise.
     
  3. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    the higher the gear ratio the longer it will take u to wind new strings on.
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That's what these are for...

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    P.S.: I couldn't find a pic of the bass version.