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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs Set of 4 with koa knobs

Set of 4 with koa knobs

Item # 4083
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$47.20

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs Set of 4 with ebony knobs

Set of 4 with ebony knobs

Item # 4084
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$47.20

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs Set of 4 with ivoroid knobs

Set of 4 with ivoroid knobs

Item # 4085
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$47.20

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs

About This Item

"The smoothest and most consistent-working non-geared ukulele tuning pegs I've ever seen, new or old." —Matt Umanov, Umanov Guitars, NYC

In the early 1900s the ukulele was king. Waverly uke pegs bring back a simple but innovative non-geared design that tuned many fine instruments: the knob screw adjusts the tension, and an internal coil spring provides smoothness and slip-resistance. Unsurpassed by standard friction tuners, they combine precision-machined quality with an authentic vintage look. Simply the finest traditional friction pegs you can install on your ukulele.

Choice of beautifully polished knobs: curly koa, solid ebony or grained ivoroid.

Nickel-plated brass, set of 4.

Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs offer modern precision with vintage style, ideal for instrument restoration. Waverly tuners will work properly in pegholes with diameters between 7/32" and 1/4" (5.56mm to 6.35mm).

For new builds, we recommend drilling a 3/16" (5mm) peghole diameter.

For appearance and proper function, pegholes should be chamfered for the top washer and the rear housing. We have just the right countersink bit for cutting this chamfer.

Peghead thickness can vary from 5/16" to 9/16" (7.94mm to 14.29mm).


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    • 4083
    • 0.0815 lbs. (0.04 kg)
    • 4084
    • 0.0840 lbs. (0.04 kg)
    • 4085
    • 0.084 lbs. (0.04 kg)

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5.0

Simple, beautiful and well built.

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A good quality tuner that is light weight, beautiful and has the traditional look of a straight peg. I used the tapered install tool and they hold tight as you want the to.

4.0

Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs for thicker than average Baritone headstock

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The Waverly friction pegs fit my Giannini baritone ukulele while other brands that I looked at didn't have the potential "reach" required for my 9/16" thick headstock - it is notable that a countersink modification to the headstock was necessary but all is well with these tuners now

5.0

Updating a 60 year old uke.

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I am rebuilding the ukelele that I started playing when I was five years old. These tuners are a perfect fit. Waverley comes through again. Excellent.

4.0

Must, must, must, drill correctly

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Nice but pricy! The pegs are tiny and would probably work better on an 8 string where space for larger tuners would be an issue. I wanted better ones for my soprano but did not take precautions on the countersink drilling without a drill press. The tuners did not sit square and it was impossible to turn the pegs to tune. Koa pegs got indented and loose from the force of turning. Cleaned and resurfaced the old ones and put them back on which was all it needed.

5.0

Waverly ukulele pegs

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Sur un viel ukulélé trouvé en brocante, un Rosa d'origine et Hawaïen pur jus! je ne savais pas quoi mettre comme mécaniques sans avoir à modifier quoi que ce soit. J'ai opté d'emblée pour le haut de gamme, version Koa, et j'en suis fort aise, because s'adapte impeccablement aux orifices existants et esthétiquement c'est classe dans dénaturer le look d'époque. en plus, y'a pas mieux pour l'accordage et son maintien. Merci Stewart-McD. pour la qualité du catalogue où c'est vachement bien expliqué et le service commercial et acheminement. toutes raisons d'être satisfait
Jean Desloges
Normandie, France

4.0

Pay the extra money

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Verified Buyer


I had never used these sort of tuners before but used these to replace some very worn ones on a post war baritone Harmony uke. They keep tune very well and they're smooth to operate. One star down because I thought the knobs could be just a little bigger.

5.0

When things don't happen as they should!

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Verified Buyer


After my item got a bit lost I was treated like a king. Everything was done to get my parts to me in NZ. Fantastic service in trying conditions.

5.0

Tuner luv

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Verified Buyer


Brought my 1927 Vita-Uke back to life in the easiest way. Everything works perfectly and looks awesome. Very pleased.

3.0

Very hard to install

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Verified Buyer


Maybe it's me, but these things were very very difficult to install. To find the receiving end of the screw to tighten is a bear. The tuning ears themselves are tiny. This all makes for clumsy dropping and repeated attempts at finding the threads to screw down. Once installed they appear to do the job if you get that far.

5.0

Beautiful little things!

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Verified Buyer


Much, much better than the things that came with the soprano kit! Nicely made, nicely finished!

They add a classy touch to a well finished instrument!

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