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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs Nickel, set of 4

Nickel, set of 4

Item # 3290
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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs Gold, set of 4

Gold, set of 4

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

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New Pegs

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I bought these to replace old pegs on a 1930's Mel Bay Tenor Banjo. These are very well made pegs. Movement is precise and offers resistance as you turn it so that precise tuning is easy. These required that I drill out the holes in the head a little but that was no issue. THe old pegs had no nut on top which let the old pegs move a little. The new ones tighten down nicely with the nut collar and washer on top. There is a set pin on the back that bites into the head to keep the peg from turning. You might want to pre drill a very small hole for these pins to help them set all the way into the head.

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Not cheap but definitely worth the money

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Installed a set on a 1928 Paramount Style A to replace the old Paige tuners which had started to crack. Easy install, they look great and the tuning is rock solid. I'll be adding these to my Mastertone next.

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Waverly....What's not to like?

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These tuners have a beautiful appearance, and work smooth as silk. My favorite banjo tuner, they have a great feel to them. You know your gonna get perfectly in tune every time, You'll actually enjoy getting in tune with these wonderful tuning machines. Fantastic product, no disappointments.

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Waverly tuners for Pre-war gibson banjo

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I recently purchased a 1926 Gibson banjo that still had the original tuners. The original tuners visually were still in good shape but were very hard to tune with. I left the 5th string tuner on the banjo because it still worked perfect and was in great shape.
I found these Waverly tuners at Stew-Mac and liked the idea of being able to replace the original tuners with a new tuner that looked just like the originals.
I have installed the Waverly's and am very happy both with there appearance (they match the 5th string tuner exactly) and there operation. They are smooth and allow you to fine tune very easily. They are very well made and I would recommend there use on any banjo.

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Waverly tuning pegs

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Ordered a set of Waverly tuning pegs. Excellent quality for the money. STEWMAC SENT THEM OUT AND THEY ARRIVED IN A VERY EXPEDIENT MANNER. EXCELLENT COMPANY TO DEAL WITH

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Banjo tuners

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I have always used Waverly tuners on the banjos I make and have never had a complaint yet. They are smooth and precise and I am happy to recommend them at any level.

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Waverly banjo tuners

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Great looking pegs for my 57 Mastertone. Has that old look, but keeps it in tune...

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These pegs work!

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I got an old 4-string banjo with friction tuners. They would not stay in tune no matter what I tried. The Waverly tuners needed slightly larger holes but installed easily and work great! They tune accurately and hold the tuning very well. They look great, too!

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needed new pegs

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I was having fits keeping my 1930 Gibson TB-1 conversion in tune. The "....." Tuners were not doing it. I replaced them with the Waverlys, ran them thru my Cheat-A-Key D tuner and I rarely have to tune. Very happy with them.

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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

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i bought the Waverly banjo tuning pegs in gold, to replace the original Grover Pat. pegs fitted to my 1929 Gibson Royal P-T Mastertone banjo. The old pegs were difficult to tune, and would not hold their tuning (gears worn, presumably).
The Waverlys look almost identical, dropped right in without any modification, and they are smooth and allow accurate tuning, which holds. They work great!
Rod McDonald

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