Let me elaborate just a bit........
Most builders today use mechanical tuners for simplicity and easier tuning, and hacks like me use them because it's just faster too........But friction pegs can work quite well and perhaps you can try a few fiddler's tricks to make yours useable. Here's some advice from the best luthier anyone knows, Frank Ford....CLICK HERE-there are 2 pages. This is an easy thing to do and well worth a try.
Again, I'd urge you not to go to mechanical tuners on one of Homer's instruments.