I am a newbe to the DB - after many years as an EB player I recently switched to DB. I aquired a bueatiful Shen 1000 from a friend who is a pro. It is far beyond my capabilities but an inspiration to learn. It has these hat peg tuners, and I have seen that they are options on basses such as the Upton Professor - what's the advantage, or are they just eye candy? My friend said something about the strings only touching wood, better tone - sounds like eye candy to me. Any ideas?