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Banjo Tuner Knobs

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Replacement knobs for Waverly, Five-Star and other banjo peg shafts with two flat and two curved sides.

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Banjo Tuner Knobs
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3305 Ivoroid Galalith Yes
10 or more $2.98  

3308 NEW! Amber swirl plastic Yes
10 or more $2.98  

3309 Ebony Yes
10 or more $2.98  

0095 Pearlescent plastic Yes
10 or more $0.79  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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Modification of the knob may be required to fit your tuners.

These knobs will NOT fit Grover friction pegs, #0177 or #0175.

Item Material Shaft hole dimension
#3305 Ivoroid Galalith knob
standard on Waverly pegs
0.20" x 0.15" (5mm x 3.8mm)
#3308 Amber swirl plastic knob 0.20" x 0.15" (5mm x 3.8mm)
#3309 Genuine ebony knob 0.20" x 0.15" (5mm x 3.8mm)
#0095 Pearlescent plastic knob
standard on Five-Star pegs
0.20" x 0.15" (5mm x 3.8mm)

Jewelry for your insturment • A vintage material is reborn
Our ivoroid knobs, pins, and strap buttons are made of Galalith, a dense and durable casein-based material that polishes beautifully. Popular in the early 20th century, Galalith is found today in collectible vintage jewelry. It cannot be molded; each pin is precisely machined and has none of the unsightly mold lines common to plastic pins.

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Banjo Tuner Knobs
Banjo Tuner Knobs
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5 10-28-2011
Nice Knobs

Work great on most modern banjo tuning machines. The last set I bought was for an older Ventura Tenor with some very unusual geared tuners (NOT planetary). Although they did not initially fit a little bit of work filing and fitting and now they look and work great and my customer is thrilled!

Dan at Players Repairs  Los Angeles, CA, USA Read my reviews (3)
4 10-07-2011
nice knobs but ebony ones fit very tightly

I changed out the knobs on two old timey
banjos both with 5 star tuners. the Ivoroid and ebony knobs made the banjos look much better. The ivoroid knobs fit just right but the ebony ones were two tight and needed to be filed with small files in order to fit
over the stems of the tuners.
Paul Mehl

Paul's Stringed Instrument Workshop  Shavertown,PA
5 9-18-2011

The "pearlescent plastic" banjo tuner knobs fit my 1980s Gold Star 5-stringly banjo perfectly. I was thrilled!

epollak  Exton, PA
5 9-15-2011
Quick and simple

I ordered one of these to replace (what I assume is) the original from a 50's Kay banjo. It took me less than 10 minutes to replace it & retune. Five stars. Would definitely try again. Will recommend to others.

Tilly Girl  Cleveland, OH
4 7-09-2011
Needs a little tweaking

I ordered the pearl ones to replace the ones on a Stromberg Voisinet tenor banjo that I'm restoring. Although the holes are the right shape for the post, they are way too small! Once I get them filed out a bit, I have high hopes for them.

Ben K  Rockville, MD
5 4-16-2011

Great replacement knobs. Thanks!

BluegrassLover  Lynchburg-VA. Read my reviews (10)
2 4-06-2011
Needed tuners for Deering

Needed a tuner for busted 5th string tuner on my Deering, but the items from Stew Mac were too tight a fit?
May be down to my ignorance, I guess different producers have different sizes.

Ali slowdrag Rae  Peebles Scotland Read my reviews (2)
1 2-23-2011
Check the fit !

The same issues as Alfonso above, almost impossible to fit to four main tuners on Deering Goodtime and definitely impossible on the fifth string tuner. Good quality however so one star.

Mike57  Wales
5 2-06-2011
Banjo Tuner Knobs

I saw a blog where someone used these to replace tuner knobs on a copy of a Hofner violin bass. Not sure if they would work or if I could get them on, I took the chance. Anyways, it was a very easy switch, they fit and look great and dealing with StewMac was awesome.

MarkB  Meriden, CT
4 1-10-2011
Nice and well finished but...

The ebony knobs that I ordered (to replace the plastic pearloid that I didn't like on the 5 Star banjo pegs) do not fit the shaft of the mechanic peg at first try. The hole is too narrow and I had to file the shaft a little. I tried to enlarge the hole but I ended with a crack on the knob, so file the shaft and do not touch the knob.
Otherwise, the knobs look great on the pegs, they are polished to a soft finish and they operate 1st class the mechanic pegs.

Alfonso Garcia-Oliva  Cantabria, Northern Spain Read my reviews (3)
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