Looking for simple but attractive tuning machines at a great price? The Rubner Classic 150-210s-sm is a perfect replacement for that inexpensive knock-around guitar you’ve been meaning to restring and get back into good playing order. But don’t be fooled, with its understated engraving, polished nickel finish, elegant smooth sleeves and black handles, these machines would not be out of place on a much more expensive instrument. Equipped with ElringKlinger Moldflon anti-friction bearings, these Rubner tuners are bound to give you years of great performance and trouble-free use.
|Plate Shape||Hauser 3 per side|
|Plate Finish||Polished nickel|
|Handles||PVC - black|
|Roller Spacing||35 mm O/C|
|Mechanics||Steel worm, 1:15 gear ratio|
|Moldflon Anti-friction Bearings||Yes|
Each Rubner tuning machine gear mechanism includes 4 ErlingKlinger Moldflon anti-friction bearings placed at critical friction points — 3 in the gearbox and 1 underneath the cog. In addition to providing you with a smoother tuning experience, these teflon disks reduce wear and significantly extend the lifetime of your Rubner tuners.
Moldflon anti-friction bearings are included as a standard feature on Rubner Tuning Machines from AllStringsNylon.com:
All Hauser plate sets
All straight plate sets
All single machines
All Superior Roller sets
I considered getting some Schaller or Gotoh tuners to replace the gaudy and cheap gold lyre-style tuners that came on my La Patrie Motif classical guitar which had lots of slop and felt vague. But I went for the Rubner 150-210s-sm silver plates with black handles I found here at All Strings Nylon. These had just the plain but handsome look I wanted and at a lower price. The rollers fit the old holes perfectly but only one of the screw holes in each plate matched the originals, but that is no big deal since the plates cover the unused holes and an ice pick got the new screws started. Tuning feels much better now, very smooth. I think my little parlor guitar looks fantastic. (Posted on 3/21/2015)