nice upgrade...easy fit
You would think that StewMac banjo tuner knobs would fit StewMac Five-Star banjo tuning machines. That is not the case. I called customer services and was told that the insides of the Ebony knobs must be filed out to fit the tuning machine shafts.
We're sorry these knobs did fit on your Five Star pegs. The ebony is a tight fit and usually does require some modification. Thanks for pointing this out, we'll edit the description so others will know what to expect.
The ivoroid ones fit my '60s or'70s model banjo perfectly, but they are uuugly! I'm thinking about replacing all my original knobs with the black ones.
The pegs fit great, The service is great, I couldn't ask for better, Keep up the good work and thanks.
Excellent service from these folks. Broke a vintage button and they replaced it with a perfect match - swiftly and accurately with reasonable pricing and shipping.
I got the ebony knobs for my 5 star tuners on my dulcimer build. They look fantastic. very high quality. the only issue, like other reviews here, is that the hole is too tight. this was easily fixed with a few minutes of filing on each tuner shaft.
Work great on most modern banjo tuning machines. The last set I bought was for an older Ventura Tenor with some very unusual geared tuners (NOT planetary). Although they did not initially fit a little bit of work filing and fitting and now they look and work great and my customer is thrilled!
I changed out the knobs on two old timey
banjos both with 5 star tuners. the Ivoroid and ebony knobs made the banjos look much better. The ivoroid knobs fit just right but the ebony ones were two tight and needed to be filed with small files in order to fit
over the stems of the tuners.
The "pearlescent plastic" banjo tuner knobs fit my 1980s Gold Star 5-stringly banjo perfectly. I was thrilled!
I ordered one of these to replace (what I assume is) the original from a 50's Kay banjo. It took me less than 10 minutes to replace it & retune. Five stars. Would definitely try again. Will recommend to others.
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