Put together one of your 3R kits back in the early 80's and it came with a friction 5th peg which never stayed in tune. After all these years of slippage, I decided to upgrade to this beautiful tuner peg. Couldn't get the friction peg out until I e-mailed your customer svc. dept. Was advised to heat it up with a soldering iron-Voila-it worked. Epoxied the peg into place...Perfect!
I like the way this gizmo works but some Banjo's just can't take this much improvement. The tuner hit the support rod on my PearelyJo [pictured]. Talk about Buzz! A friction tuner worked out OK. I plan to use this fancy job on the Banjo I'm putt'n t'gether in the shop.
Used this to fix a friend's banjo. He had an old friction peg that slipped and slipped. One thing worth mentioning though is that this thing is pretty big. It looks a little out of place on a smaller necked banjo and I had to trim the end of the peg with a dremmel so the alignment was correct. The end of it came up against the truss rod...Still a great peg!
Replaced some older tuners with these and they really solved my slipping problem. Solid and smooth
Excellent piece of machinery for the price. All I needed to do was pull the old direct drive 1:1 5th string tuner (not gear driven, widen and deepen the tapered hole and epoxy in the five-star. This resulted in much better control over the string tuning and decreased the chance for the string slipping out of tune. Big bang for the buck. Overall impact: excellent
I have used stew mac hardware on my banjos and found it to be the best value for the money.
The banjo peg you sent is wonderful
I also enjoyed the free informative guitar parts magazine you sent with it.
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