Ukuleles are Hard to Tune.
Let’s face it. Ukuleles are very different from guitars. They have a very short scale, nylon strings, and very light... But, most are equipped with guitar machine heads! The gear ratio is too high, and they weigh a lot. This makes for a difficult to tune, headstock heavy ukulele.
What did we do?
We designed a machine head from the ground up! Tune-a-lele’s are a breakthrough in uke tuning and playing. Tune-a-lele tuners are an easy upgrade and deliver a natural, intuitive feel when tuning - accurate, and stable. With a concentric 6:1 gear design, Zero Backlash and Zero Back-drive,tuning has never been easier!
Great Tuning and Balance
A set of Tune-a-lele’s are a featherlight 20 grams a set, compared to 120+ grams for guitar machine heads. You’ll feel an immediate improvement in balance and feel.
“A ground-breaking design for Ukulele players around the world! Designed from the ground up specifically for ukes, to solve the inherent issues ukuleles have. Tuning to pitch, tuning stability and neck heavy balance problems, all caused by using guitar style tuners on an ukulele.”
“From the reinvented drive system to never before seen applications of engineering materials, all while taking into account the needs of the player; we have really pushed our understanding to new places on this one.”
“Through a completely different design, Tune-a-leles actually make tuning a uke feel like tuning a guitar. The pitch changes as soon as you turn the button compared to after a spin and a half with standard uke machine heads.”
6:1 GEAR RATIO
Specially chosen to give a balanced tuning response across the 4 strings of the ukulele, the 6:1 gear ratio allows the player to achieve approximately 1 turn to 1 tone of pitch change when making adjustments about the standard tunings of the uke.
The tune-a-lele is composed of a high strength impact resistant polymer reinforced with a stainless steel axle which passes through the length of the part. The design of the internal gearing allows for a low profile assembly which inherently resists slip and back driving of the tuner
Ratio Tune-a-leles are the first machine heads designed specifically for the ukulele’s small, nylon strings, with a 6:1 gear ratio that make tuning a (tropical) breeze. They’re the lightest tuners ever, for a perfectly balanced uke. Tune-a-leles and mounting screws come in this bright and compact blister pack.
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