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
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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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Five-Star 5th String Peg

By Hentie from Pretoria. Gauteng, South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 19, 2011

When I held it in my hand the first time I knew that this was a high quality product, in looks and feel! I installed it on a beginners banjo for a friend and was impressed with how well it stays in tune with even a new string from the start! I Highly recommend this product to anyone!

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By Poncho from Frankfort, IN - USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

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.

Great Peg

By Trev from Charleston, SC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 08, 2011

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!

Great Tuners

By Jack Axe from Hockley, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 01, 2011

Replaced some older tuners with these and they really solved my slipping problem. Solid and smooth

excellent hardware

By gary schattl from thousand oaks ca.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 05, 2011

I have used stew mac hardware on my banjos and found it to be the best value for the money.

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