Five-Star 5th String Banjo Peg

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Five-Star 5th String Banjo Peg Nickel


Item # 0033
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3 or more $11.79
Five-Star 5th String Banjo Peg Gold


Item # 0033-G
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Five-Star 5th String Banjo Peg

About This Item

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.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg

Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.

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

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Gibson friction peg replacement

(Customer's Reviews)

Bought one these years ago but never installed it because I didn't want to ream my 1960's Gibson mahogany neck.
I just started teaching, (and tuning more) lately. and decided to try the 5 Star that's been laying around, before ordering a Waverly.

Much to my surprise, it pushed right into the existing hole, with only hand pressure.

Seems that even though the nominal size is larger, the splines are deeper and it just softly seated in the mahogany. Even the big positioning spline

I may eventually upgrade to waverly just because it looks more vintage, but for now, the 5 star holds tune perfectly and operates smoothly, what more could you ask. My old and aged Gibson peg slipped right on too, so the look isn't too modern.


No more cheap tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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

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