Hi there everyone.
I’m trying to build a kankara sanshin out of some old stuff I have laying around the house. I also have a smashed up guitar laying around that still has functional gear heads.
Could I just take them off and put them on the head of the sanshin instead of trying to create traditional tuning pegs? Because i’m not yet confident enough in my carpentry skills to try making them myself and I don’t see any reasons not to use them, asides from losing the traditional aesthetics.
What are your thoughts on it? Are there more downsides to using gear heads vs normal tuning pegs?