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The capstan has a hole through the far end from the gear, and the string is made to go through that hole, and is wrapped around the capstan.
To complete the string installation, the string is tightened by turning the capstan using the tuning knob.
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In fact, I know of only one serialized example having this style of tuner, Charvel #1505 dating from 1982.
These tuners closely resemble Kluson tuners in appearance and both have split shafts and the same mounting screw position.
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Kluson tuners were also reportedly used during the early prepro production years.
Some other commonly used slang names for guitar tuners are pegs, gears, machines, cranks, knobs, tensioners and tighteners.
Traditionally, a single machine head consists of a cylinder or capstan, mounted at the center of a pinion gear, a knob or "button" and a worm gear that links them.
Non-geared tuning devices that are used on violins, violas, cellos, lutes, older Flamenco guitars, ukuleles etc., are known as friction pegs.
Friction pegs hold the string in tune by way of friction caused by their tapered shape and by the string pull created by the tight string.
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