Five-Star 5th String Peg

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Our popular right-angle peg with string post, featuring 14:1 gear ratio for smooth, precise tuning.

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Five-Star 5th String Peg Nickel


Item # 0033
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $11.79
Five-Star 5th String Peg Gold


Item # 0033-G
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3 or more $16.78
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
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Quantity: 20


Our popular right-angle peg with string post, featuring 14:1 gear ratio for smooth, precise tuning.

The 5-Star 5th string peg is a high quality traditional worm-gear design. The pearlescent plastic knob matches our Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs.

This tuner requires a tapered peghole in the banjo neck (see our 5th Peg Reamer). Splines and a small “fin” hold the peg firmly and prevent rotation in the neck. Glue is not necessary in a correctly tapered hole.

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    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0033
    • 0.052 lbs. (0.02 kg)
    • 0033-G
    • 0.051 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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Five-Star 5th String Peg

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No more cheap tuners

By Ron Brown from Rapid City, South Dakota
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 29, 2013

I finally took the plunge and quit buying cheap tuners and do not regret it. Smooth as silk, the engraving adds a quality touch and the StewMac service is always a plus, thanks!

Agreat tuner at a bargain price

By Dan Carey from RI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 11, 2013

At first I was a little skeptical, but once installed the skepticism disappeared instantly. Light years better than the cheap tuner that was original equipment

Nice Tuner

By jamrol from Santa Teresa, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 16, 2013

I bought this to replace a missing 5th string tuner on an Epiphone 5-string banjo. This unit is slightly oversize, so provided a good, snug fit. The tuner action is very smooth and positive. A great product!


By afreeradical from Bangor, ME
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I ordered this tuning peg and it seemed like it was in my mailbox the next day! Great quality and lightning fast shipping!

Worked for me

By cashhere from E-Town KY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 31, 2013

I am a newbie on the banjo after years 46 yrs of guitar and bass I started with the banjo, the friction tuner on my import was a pain this made it much easier to stay in tune in the 5th string and enjoy

Old standby

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 29, 2012

I have used 5 Star tuners on my banjos for years. They are smooth and accurate with no slipping. I only wish they would come with less tacky knobs so I would not have to buy ivoroid knobs seperately every time.

a good general-purpose 5th string tuner

By Andybanjo from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 20, 2012

nicely engineered & reasonably priced. worth spending the extra money to buy one of the alternate buttons that are available for this type - the standard buttons are a bit clunky.

5 star 5th string peg

By john bange from Seattle, Wa.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 18, 2012

very smooth operating gears...highest quality. fast installation with the Stew-Mac tapered shows one of the optional knobs available

5th String Five-Star Tuner

By Gary Major from Windsor Ontario Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 18, 2012

Replaced the old tuner with no problem. A little adjustment on the angle and hole size but with little or no problem. Smooth and easy to tune now. I recomend this to all.

HUGE step up from a Friction Peg for minimal price

By Fiskoni from Des Moines
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 09, 2012

I'm a guitar player who bought and loved an older Silvertone banjo. However, that friction fifth peg drove me bonkers. If you have one, you probably know what I mean.

I bought this one, not wanting to put a bunch of money in the banjo, just wanting to make it playable, along with item # 5017 to replace the tired original cheap tuners. For about $26 and some elbow grease, it's like a have a new banjo. It stays in tune, retunes when I change into a new tuning, and is just overall much more fun.

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