I use Grover Mini tuners Tom, go to page 59 in Stu-Macs Catalog at the top of the page you will fine them . Bill.............
I use standard friction tuners. They work fine. They have the right look too.
seems to me a Schaller violin like friction peg that is actually stationary with interior shaft would be the best of both worlds for a uke...surely they exist?
I have Ukes with both friction pegs and standard tuners. I like the look of pegs but REALLY hate tuning with friction pegs. I don't find that changing strings is really that much harder with the geared tuners. Uke strings are going to stretch... FORRRREVVVVERRRRR no matter what tuner you use. Even if it's is a bit more trouble to get them stretched to pitch on geared tuners, it's easier to keep them up to pitch on those over the long haul. Give me geared tuners any day.
I think the question of which looks better probably depends on your clients but I think that standard geared tuners are prevalent enough on uke's now that they don't look so odd anymore. Personally, if I were buying one, my choice would be to have some decent quality but standard design tuners and put the extra money in my pocket or other materials.