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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

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Money-saving set of 5. We offer this complete set of 5 tuners as a low-cost alternative for banjos with simple peghead shapes.

The set includes four open-gear guitar-style tuners, plus bushings to adapt the tuners for 3/8"-diameter pegholes.

These tuners have 14:1 ratio and include mounting screws. The non-geared friction 5th string peg has a tension screw. All tuners have pearloid plastic knobs.

(Note: Our replacement knobs will not fit these tuners.)


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    • 0.1880 lbs. (0.09 kg)

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3.0

Serviceable Tuners

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Bought these to replace tuners on a cheap open back. They're serviceable tuners that get the job done. One thing about these tuners - to get them to match the existing screw holes, I had to disassemble each tuner (unscrew the phillips head, take off the gear) and reverse/flip the orientation of the tuner, then reassemble. Been using them for a couple of weeks and everything is staying in tune. Had to tighten the screw on the fifth peg to get the proper tension. Photo shows the peghead shape I installed these on.

5.0

Economy are you sure?

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Verified Buyer


Wow, for economy tuners these are more then worth the price. They make the old banjo look great and so much better then what was on the GoodTime Banjo.

5.0

banjo tuners

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Verified Buyer


exactly what I wanted and next day arrival. Couldn't have asked for better!

5.0

Best result for limited budget

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Verified Buyer


These tuners were the perfect look, fit, and price for bringing to life the 4-string banjolin my great-grandfather left unfinished after his sudden passing in 1960. Could not be happier with the finished product and can't wait to present it to my grandmother for Christmas!

5.0

Worked out great

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I am not generally interested in "economy" anything but took a chance on these banjo tuners for a banjo given to a young couple who bought it into my shop for restoration. Money was an issue and the banjo was in rough condition after being abandoned for years in a construction trailer. He is musical and she wants to learn more about playing but just starting out in life as newlyweds. Well the tuners perform just fine, the price was very low and these young people are spending time playing music and loving life. Pretty great result for $15.
Greg
Dillon, Colorado

5.0

Tuners R Good

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Verified Buyer


I like these tuners - the price was right - they do the job they promised to do
I replaced old friction tuners. - they were a pain

5.0

perfect replacement machine heads

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Verified Buyer


When the banjo dealer's shop couldn't figure out what would work and needed 5 days. I said thanks, and went to Stewart-MacDonald and had the right parts ordered to be shipped in 3 minutes.

5.0

Great deal

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Verified Buyer


They work perfect for my homemade banjo.

4.0

Great value!

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I bought these to repair a Banjo I've had for a long time.

5.0

Refit for OEM junk tuning machines

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Verified Buyer


Picked up a budget travel Dirty 30's tenor banjo from Radio King and as par for the course the OEM machines were junk. I did a retro-fit on an old Vega Rambler with these once so I picked up another set as I was very pleased with the previous install.

These machines are a great replacement for any PRC OEM "budget" banjo which usually incorporate guitar style tuners.

I did have to plug the holes from the OEM stuff and refinish the back of the headstock as the manufacturing process of installing the stock machines used a drill but didn't predrill... so lifting the old machines out brought up some torn wood around the OEM install holes. I was miffed. Anyway, sanded the back of the headstock pegged the holes and stained the wood to match and clear coated to protect and... whew! Anyway these Stew Mac's work great, as I already knew from the previous project and the new Tenor is already getting a road worn look to it because I'm probably the equivalent of a framing carpenter when it comes to working on stuff like this! But that's okay because road worn is all the rage... right?

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