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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs

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"The smoothest and most consistent-working non-geared ukulele tuning pegs I've ever seen, new or old." —Matt Umanov, Umanov Guitars, NYC

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4083 Set of 4 with koa knobs Yes
3 or more $40.55  
6 or more $36.51  

4084 Set of 4 with ebony knobs Yes
3 or more $40.55  
6 or more $36.51  

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In the early 1900s the ukulele was king. Waverly uke pegs bring back a simple but innovative non-geared design that tuned many fine instruments: the knob screw adjusts the tension, and an internal coil spring provides smoothness and slip-resistance. Unsurpassed by standard friction tuners, they combine precision-machined quality with an authentic vintage look. Simply the finest traditional friction pegs you can install on your ukulele.

Nickel-plated brass, set of 4.

Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs offer modern precision with vintage style, ideal for instrument restoration. Waverly tuners will work properly in pegholes with diameters between 7/32" and 1/4" (5.56mm to 6.35mm).

For new builds, we recommend drilling a 3/16" (5mm) peghole diameter.

For appearance and proper function, pegholes should be chamfered for the top washer and the rear housing. We have just the right countersink bit for cutting this chamfer.

Peghead thickness can vary from 5/16" to 9/16" (7.94mm to 14.29mm).

To be sure these tuners fit your instrument, compare your existing machines and peghole dimensions to our listed specs to help determine the best replacement.
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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs
Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs
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5 2-05-2014
An excellent purchase from a very good company.

My first dealings with this company and certainly not the last. The product is excellent, the quality of craftsmanship is extremely high. These tuners will certainly go with my new uke that is being made.

lionel Canuck  Leamington Canada Read my reviews (2)
5 12-08-2013
Beautiful little things!

Much, much better than the things that came with the soprano kit! Nicely made, nicely finished!

They add a classy touch to a well finished instrument!

David Wellings  Stourbridge UK Read my reviews (2)
5 10-16-2013
Perfect for my vintage Uke!

I have a 1927 Martin soprano ukulele and the original tuning pegs were done. I bought these Waverly pegs and was worried that I might have to modify my vintage instrument to make them fit, but I didn't! They fit perfectly and my little old ukulele sounds wonderful now. I am so happy I installed these.

Jen  Jackson, WY USA
5 8-09-2013
Great new / old tuner

I had a 20's Martin 2M that had the original version of these tuners, and they are desired by the vintage collectors. When Waverly reintroduced these in a very authentic manner, I knew they had a winner. They work very well, the spring really has a great, functional purpose, and they enhance the sale of my ukes, which is the most important thing!

David Newton  Beaumont, Tx Read my reviews (10)
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5 5-18-2013
Waverly Friction Uke Tuners

You can get both 60 and 100 degree countersinks from commercial suppliers. I plan on using these tuners when I fix up my basket case early '30s Martin Style 2 soprano.

Rick Turner  Santa Cruz
4 3-19-2013
Welcome Addition

These new friction tuners are a welcome addition for ukulele builders. They are the only ones I know of with a spring that provides friction pressure, making getting just the right amount for each string possible. Stewmac suggests also buying their bridge pin counter sink bit, but it's not the best for the job. What's required is a 100 degree c.s. bit for the top and 60 degree c.s. bit for the back of the head stock. (The Stewmac bit appears to be 82°). Using the right bits will give full contact between the tuner and the hole.

jerry1  New Haven, MO Read my reviews (2)
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