excellent fit except for the 5th string was a little loose
The ivoroid knobs look great, but were too small for 4 of the posts on my 5 Star tuners and too large for my 5th string tuner. It took a bit of filing and shimming to get them to fit.
These buttons look great, very vintage and classy, but may not fit easily on your Five Star tuners without modification
I agree with one other reviewer of these tuner knobs. Even though the catalog says they are replacements for the Five-Star tuners, the bore is too small. Fortunately, I had a micro file and was able to spend the hour required to enlarge the bore. However, the knob fit perfectly on the 5th string tuner without modifications.
They are a perfect match to the vintage style old time open back banjo I built. Just the right look and quality! Thanks!
I have replaced cheap looking pearloid knobs countless times with ivoroid knobs to give banjos a more vintage look. I use the ebony knobs on cam style D-tuners to have a good contrast. It is easier to grab the D-tuner knobs when they are different.
The ebony banjo knobs I ordered were almost perfect for my 1970's el degas banjo. They needed a little filing as they were too small for the tuner shafts but a half hour of work made it all worthwhile. Great product and wonderful service! I couldn't find these parts locally.
I bought the ebony tuners for my Deering Deluxe. Not sure wny everyone else claims they have to do the filing and grinding. They slipped right on and look a million times better than the stock cheap looking plastic ones.
Either I got lucky, or something in the manufacturing has changed - I just popped 5 ebony pegs onto a set of Five Stars for a faux-historical banjo project. No trouble, no filing, and they look great!
nice upgrade...easy fit
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