Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs Nickel, set of 4

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Item # 3290
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Item # 3292
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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

About This Item

Inspired by the unique pegs used on prewar Gibson Florentine, Bella Voce and Granada banjos, and Martin OM guitars in the '20s and '30s.

Waverly's distinctive machined brass "2-Band" offset gear case and grained ivoroid knob will bring a handsome vintage touch to your banjo.

The best of vintage design and modern craftsmanship.
Smoother than the originals, thanks to 4:1 planetary gears, sealed lubrication, low-friction bushings, internal tension spring, leather knob washer and adjustable knob tension.

The brass string post has the original taper for proper string angle over the nut. The threaded hex bushing has a tapered washer to help protect the peghead finish.

For 7/16" to 3/4" (11.11mm x 19.05mm) peghead thickness. 3/8"-dia. pegholes required.

"Waverlys are smooth, accurate, and dependable."
—Sammy Shelor, The Lonesome River Band

"Very efficient and smooth banjo pegs. I highly recommend them."
—Tony Trischka

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Trade Secrets!

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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
    • 3290
    • 0.3565 lbs. (0.16 kg)
    • 3292
    • 0.3670 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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4.0

Great pegs but were you expecting "Planetary"?

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Looking at the picture at this angle, imo makes it a little difficult to see that they are different than the FiveStar, truly Planetary pegs which are narrower, shorter bodied and symmetric. These Waverlys, great pegs, have an offset knob, and the wider body may not look as well nor fit your peghead back as well. Yet the blurb says they are planetary, and Stew-Mac (also great guys) are sticking to this story. So I'm giving them just 4 stars. Look at two pix, the first shows an offset, 2 band tuner with no planets, just ring and star and the second which shows the guts of a planet. But both tuners work great, don't know which will last longer, so comes down to the style you prefer. I do have a set of 1927 Planets which has worn guts, unreliable, so maybe if you're planning on playing longer than maybe 80 years this should be considered.

4.0

Very nice tuners, quick delivery

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I bought the Waverly banjo tuners to replace the old tuners on a 1925 Gibson. The old ones were just not reliable any more. I did have to enlarge the holes to 3/8 inch to make the new ones fit, but they have given new (and tuneful) life to a fine old instrument. The Waverlys tuner are very smooth, hold pitch, and look great!

5.0

The best!!

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Perfect for my Gibson Mastertone.

5.0

Great tuners!

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Replaced some 30 year old tuners on my Gibson TB-250 tenor banjo and now it stays in tune. Great quality and they look old like my banjo.

5.0

These are very  nice, as one would expect from Wavrerly

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I can find no fault with these. The quality is excellent, they work well, they look beautiful.

5.0

Best banjo tuners

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You open the box and... are these not the most beatiful tuners in the world? Well, they work just as good as they look. Just unscrewing the bushing you can tell how smoothly it goes. Very happy with them, and with StewMac's service.

5.0

They work great!

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I used a set of these on an old tenor banjo and another set on a 1921 National Tenor guitar. They make tuning so very easy and since they are geared they don't slip like friction tuners do. A big step up and worth the expense.

5.0

I'm A Believer

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Recently a customer came to me with a nice old banjo with frozen tuners. The grease had become so solid that she'd actually twisted the back off the housing attempting to tune. I suggested she try a set of Waverly since the banjo deserved the quality. The build quality is excellent and I appreciated the leather washers and tension springs. When the gears on my tenor wear out I'll replace them with Waverly's.

5.0

Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

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I ordered these to upgrade from the guitar style tuners on my Deering Boston. They were easy to install, make tuning easier for me and look really great!

5.0

waverly tuners

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very good product, couldn't be happier.
thanks for the prompt service.

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