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Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

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Our Waverly 5th string peg features machined brass components in a unique compact design that eliminates a right-angle string post.

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Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3452 Nickel Yes
3 or more $30.11  

3452-G Gold Yes
3 or more $35.77  

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"Two-band" gear case design matches your Waverly pegs.

Features sealed lubrication and adjustable knob tension. The "2-band" gear case, 4:1 ratio planetary gears, and handsome traditional ivoroid knob match our Waverly banjo pegs. A tapered peghole is required.

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 Planetary 5th String Peg
Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg
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5 11-12-2013
Great solution to a lefty problem

As a lefty, I'm pretty much stuck in a non-lefty world. Many banjo makers upcharge (some sizeable) to make left-handed instruments. The biggest problem is the 5th string peg. It can be a challenge to rebuild a tuner and make it work properly for a left-handed banjo. For my last banjo, the builder suggested this "ambidextrous" solution. Very nifty. Works like a champ.

Jack F.  OH
5 5-01-2013
Doncha just love StewMac!

If you are an aficionado of stringed instruments like I am, you will appreciate the resource to humanity that StewMac provides to the world. I've done a fair amount of research on their competitors, and StewMac has earned every accolade posted. Even if you only use it once, it will be worth the money to purchase the #0618 5th String Peghole Reamer to install this correctly. Oh, by the way, this Waverly tuner is excellent!

Jay Rome  St Charles, IL Read my reviews (2)
5 4-13-2013
Elegant 5th-string fit

Over the years and on many different banjos, I’ve used just about every kind of 5th string peg from friction machines to geared setups to homemade inverted guitar tuners with the button pointed down! For my “baby”, my 1961 Ode open-back I wanted something special when I refurbished it. I started off with a geared Waverly: the style with the 90-degree peg sticking up at the fingerboard. It was adequate, but when paired with a Shubb 5th string capo the area around the 5th fret was cluttered and looked clunky. It was less than easy to slide the capo with any speed. This Waverly planetary tuner is such an elegant solution! I set it at the slightest angle to give just a slight bit more space to fool with the capo as necessary. The tuner itself is much cleaner in appearance, operates as smooth as silk, and makes me happy. Tuning is straightforward, solid and accurate. I never have that feeling that I’m about to pop a string when I tune. It accepted a StewMac ebony tuner knob perfectly, matching my original Grovers on the peghead. With the addition of a little string sleeve, the problems mentioned above about string fragments is eliminated. Don’t mess with other 5th string tuners, this Waverly is the one, no doubt.

Tom Warren  Pleasant Hill, Oregon
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5 2-08-2013
Best "5th wheel" ever

The Waverly 5th string peg fit perfectly (using the StewMac 5th peg reamer.) It is a very clean design and holds tuning flawlessly. I have to admit, this was my first instrument build from scratch and I do not have years of experience, but maybe that is part of the beauty of it. It made me look good...Great tuner!

Jeff Wolters  Exeter, NH Read my reviews (15)
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5 10-09-2012
Great tuner

Smoothest tuner I have ever used.

Tater Green  Michigan
5 9-18-2012
5th string Waverly machine.

The Waverly 5th string machine is the perfect compliment to a set of Waverly machines. The function is superb and the look is far cleaner than other brands. The Waverlys look great on my Tubaphone and Whyte Laydie. Thanks StewMac.

Dave Hickman  Alexandria, TN Read my reviews (4)
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4 10-08-2011
Great deal - again..

Excelent product, fast delivery though overseas!
Only thing is I think you ought to sell it as a kit with the reamer.
When I first got the reamer, mounting was no problem and my banjo is solid as a rock!!

Slowhans  Elsinore, DK Read my reviews (2)
5 9-01-2011
Great Tuner

With the suggested ream, the installation went smoothly.

J.T.  Santa Cruz Read my reviews (2)
4 8-13-2011
Great tuner

Many people will say this tuner is a pain to use because of small pieces of string that become lodged in the very tight housing. I have not had that problem. The tuner is smooth, easy to string, and no more needles sticking my thumb when I slide.

Jason W  NC
5 5-18-2011
Gretsch Banjo fifth string swap. Neat!

My brother got an old Gretsch banjo and it had a friction fifth string tuning peg, which did not stay in tune very well. So I call up my friends at StewMac and said, "Dan man, I like got this old Banjo Dan and I can't get it to stay in tune Dan and what am I gonna do man?" He recommended this neat little fifth string tuner made by Waverly! I ordered it and to my everlasting delight, it not only stays in tune perfectly but also looks really neat!

Loren Barton  Bakersfield,CA Read my reviews (3)
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