Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

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Our Waverly 5th string peg features machined brass components in a unique compact design that eliminates a right-angle string post.

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Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg Nickel


Item # 3452
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3 or more $29.86
Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg Gold


Item # 3452-G
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3 or more $35.38
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Our Waverly 5th string peg features machined brass components in a unique compact design that eliminates a right-angle string post.

"Two-band" gear case design matches your Waverly pegs.

Features sealed lubrication and adjustable knob tension. The "2-band" gear case, 4:1 ratio planetary gears, and handsome traditional ivoroid knob match our Waverly banjo pegs. A tapered peghole is required.

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Product Instructions

Waverly Planetary 5th Peg

How to install a Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3452
    • 0.060 lbs. (0.03 kg)
    • 3452-G
    • 0.060 lbs. (0.03 kg)

Ratings & Reviews

Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

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Waverly Fifth String Machine for a Lefty

By John Bartlett from San Diego, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 24, 2014

Recently, I built a banjo for a left handed customer but, I didn't want to merely turn a standard (right handed) 5th string tuner around. The Waverly planetary 5th string machine was a perfect solution. I replaced the the standard ivoroid button with a 5 Star type pearl button and it matches perfectly with the rest of the 5 Star machines.

Doncha just love StewMac!

By Jay Rome from St Charles, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 01, 2013

If you are an aficionado of stringed instruments like I am, you will appreciate the resource to humanity that StewMac provides to the world. I've done a fair amount of research on their competitors, and StewMac has earned every accolade posted. Even if you only use it once, it will be worth the money to purchase the #0618 5th String Peghole Reamer to install this correctly. Oh, by the way, this Waverly tuner is excellent!

Elegant 5th-string fit

By Tom Warren from Pleasant Hill, Oregon
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 13, 2013

Over the years and on many different banjos, IÆve used just about every kind of 5th string peg from friction machines to geared setups to homemade inverted guitar tuners with the button pointed down! For my ôbabyö, my 1961 Ode open-back I wanted something special when I refurbished it. I started off with a geared Waverly: the style with the 90-degree peg sticking up at the fingerboard. It was adequate, but when paired with a Shubb 5th string capo the area around the 5th fret was cluttered and looked clunky. It was less than easy to slide the capo with any speed. This Waverly planetary tuner is such an elegant solution! I set it at the slightest angle to give just a slight bit more space to fool with the capo as necessary. The tuner itself is much cleaner in appearance, operates as smooth as silk, and makes me happy. Tuning is straightforward, solid and accurate. I never have that feeling that IÆm about to pop a string when I tune. It accepted a StewMac ebony tuner knob perfectly, matching my original Grovers on the peghead. With the addition of a little string sleeve, the problems mentioned above about string fragments is eliminated. DonÆt mess with other 5th string tuners, this Waverly is the one, no doubt.

Best "5th wheel" ever

By Jeff Wolters from Exeter, NH
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 08, 2013

The Waverly 5th string peg fit perfectly (using the StewMac 5th peg reamer.) It is a very clean design and holds tuning flawlessly. I have to admit, this was my first instrument build from scratch and I do not have years of experience, but maybe that is part of the beauty of it. It made me look good...Great tuner!

5th string Waverly machine.

By Dave Hickman from Alexandria, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Waverly 5th string machine is the perfect compliment to a set of Waverly machines. The function is superb and the look is far cleaner than other brands. The Waverlys look great on my Tubaphone and Whyte Laydie. Thanks StewMac.

Great deal - again..

By Slowhans from Elsinore, DK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 08, 2011

Excelent product, fast delivery though overseas!
Only thing is I think you ought to sell it as a kit with the reamer.
When I first got the reamer, mounting was no problem and my banjo is solid as a rock!!

Great Tuner

By J.T. from Santa Cruz
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

With the suggested ream, the installation went smoothly.

Great tuner

By Jason W from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 13, 2011

Many people will say this tuner is a pain to use because of small pieces of string that become lodged in the very tight housing. I have not had that problem. The tuner is smooth, easy to string, and no more needles sticking my thumb when I slide.

Gretsch Banjo fifth string swap. Neat!

By Loren Barton from Bakersfield,CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My brother got an old Gretsch banjo and it had a friction fifth string tuning peg, which did not stay in tune very well. So I call up my friends at StewMac and said, "Dan man, I like got this old Banjo Dan and I can't get it to stay in tune Dan and what am I gonna do man?" He recommended this neat little fifth string tuner made by Waverly! I ordered it and to my everlasting delight, it not only stays in tune perfectly but also looks really neat!

I Agree

By Banjobuster from Rochester, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 27, 2011

After installing this 5th String peg I would have to agree with one of the reviews I read before the purchase at Stew-Mac. I'm ready to replace all my 5th string pegs with these.

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