Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs

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The most famous name in banjo pegs. Exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald. For over 35 years Five-Star® pegs are the choice of players and builders for quality and reliable tuning.

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Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs Nickel, set of 4

Nickel, set of 4

Item # 5014
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $70.98
Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs Gold, set of 4

Gold, set of 4

Item # 5014-G
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $95.99
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


The most famous name in banjo pegs. Exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald. For over 35 years Five-Star® pegs are the choice of players and builders for quality and reliable tuning.

The 4:1 ratio planetary gearing is a compact traditional design that provides fast, accurate tuning.

Machined brass gear case and shafts, brass ring gear, steel pinion gears and sealed lubrication ensure durability for long life. The handsome removeable pearlescent plastic knobs have adjustable tension screws for the right feel.

Five-Star pegs fit standard 3/8" (10.00mm) diameter pegholes, and include threaded hex bushings with peghead washers. They fit 7/16" to 3/4" (11.11mm to 19.05mm) peghead thicknesses.

Our Five-Star 5th String Peg is also available.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5014
    • 0.304 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 5014-G
    • 0.305 lbs. (0.14 kg)

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Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs

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Pas mal du tout!

By MURA Dominique from Aubagne FRA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 04, 2014

Il fallait que je change les mécaniques du mon open back. C'est fait et je me demande pourquoi je ne les avais pas changés avant. C'est par hasard que je suis tombé sur ce site de lutherie bien loin de chez moi. Malgré les frais de transport, le tarif est intéressant. J'avais un doute sur les délais ; ceux-ci ont été des plus raisonnables. Je recommande donc ce site, tant pour la qualité du produit que j'ai acquis (des pegs) que pour le professionnalisme de son équipe.

Not the best looking

By Kirk Lawler from Richland Center, WI 
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No doubt these tuners will outlast me, but the knobs/buttons are over-sized and cheap looking plastic. I installed the Five-Stars on an inexpensive banjo, but would not use them on a vintage or high-end instrument unless better knobs could be sourced first.


By Ulrich from Bonn GER
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 20, 2014

For a Silver Bell tenor banjo I needed planet tuning pegs, and for the first time I ordered the Five-Star Banjo Tuning Pegs. Wow! They are really good, because they work so very very good! And equipped with these Amber swirl plastic knobs they are excellent.


By Ron Brown from Rapid City, South Dakota
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 02, 2013

Having used about every cheap tuner known to man, it is finally fun to grab one that is solid, smooth, consistent, well done, no more cheap tuners for me, Five Star from now on.

All Components

By Darrel of Ridge Musical Instruments from Pawnee, Okla
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 04, 2013

I've been buying from Stewmac since the early 1980's. Everything is top notch and delivered quickly. I can't say any better from any company!

A good, dependable banjo tuner

By Andybanjo from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 04, 2013

A good tuner for most tenor, plectrum & 5-string banjos - they seem happy enough with the low G on most Irish tenors up to around 0.046"W. They are really a bit too big for uke banjos - not suitable as a replacement on Ludwigs, for instance. They don't seem to like a lot of sideways stress on the string post so it's probably wise to avoid using them for an old-fashioned cello-, contra-bass or bass-banjo.

Good stuff

By Rick Newsome from Youngsville, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 03, 2013

Everything, I have ordered from StewMac (banjo tuners, bridges, tailpieces) have been quality products and the prices are favorably comparable to anything online. Shipping is super fast, packaging is always good, and they combine items for shipping, so you don't get gouged with extra shipping costs.

Worth the upgrade from friction tuners.

By Tommy M from Rochester, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 12, 2013

I have an older tenor banjo. It was in rough shape and the friction tuners that were on the instrument were a headache and wouldn't keep tune no matter what I did, well until I installed these. I also recommend using the hand reamers that are sold here it made it a breeze to change them. I had all four done in under and hour. The only issue I have with them is the tuner "catch" is self tapping. I think I would have rather a more rugged catch that required a drilled hole. I recommend very slowly snugging the nut as I had one start to turn the back side of the tuner as I tightened them. (That said It was my FIRST time changing/ installing tuners).


By El Jaspero from Indianapolis, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 13, 2012

Good stuff as usual! Replaced the wonky old tuners in a 20's Vega, which required a bit of drilling, but with the faux-ivory replacement knobs, it looks (and tunes) better than ever!

Great sevice from a trusted supplier

By Pete Finucane from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012

I make my own banjos and although I only buy small amounts for individual projects, I have always found Stewmac helpful and very quick to deliver.

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