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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

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Economy Banjo Tuners, Nickel, set of 5

About This Item

Money-saving set of 5. We offer this complete set of 5 tuners as a low-cost alternative for banjos with simple peghead shapes.

The set includes four open-gear guitar-style tuners, plus bushings to adapt the tuners for 3/8"-diameter pegholes.

These tuners have 14:1 ratio and include mounting screws. The non-geared friction 5th string peg has a tension screw. All tuners have pearloid plastic knobs.

(Note: Our replacement knobs will not fit these tuners.)


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    • 5017
    • 0.1880 lbs. (0.09 kg)

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4.0

Good tuners for cheaper projects

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Got a set of these for a 1960's Kay Banjo I restored, hold tune very well. I replaced the ferrules with some old ones I had, as they aren't very attractive... One of the mounting screws had no recess in the head, so I had to use another screw (I've got a large collection of tuner screws) so no biggie... but would be a drag if I wasn't covered.

4.0

Keys Work Great

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The Keys Worked Great On My Old Time Banjo Though I Had To Plug The 5TH string And Redrill But It Was Worth It .

4.0

A good set of replacement tuners

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These tuners worked well as replacement for an "economy" banjo that came into my shop recently. The banjo had a broken 5th string tuner. Rather than just replace the 5th string tuner, I decided to spend the extra couple of bucks to make sure everything matched.

The 5th string tuner was a tight fit, but installed without any modification to the existing hole. This set matches well with many of the inexpensive banjos on the market - no mods needed.

5.0

Excellent "vintage" 5th string tuner

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I searched high & low for a suitable, vintage-looking 5th tuner for an 1890 banjo. This is the best I found (e.g., with relatively thin, untapered plug, although I can't find a "vintage" tightening screw). The four other tuners will go on my next cigarbox project.

The StewMac ivoroid knob ($0.88) can be made to fit perfectly with a few strokes of a file. (File the plastic, not the brass if possible.)

5.0

Good Deal

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These are "guitar style" 14:1 ratio tuners with a 5th string friction tuner. I used these on an Old Vega folk style banjo that had been retrofitted with friction tuners that were budget grade, hard to tune and didn't stay in tune. I could tell by the back of the headstock that the original tuners where similar to the #5017's.
The install was easy. I had to dowel the 5th string hole and re-bore.

The spec sheet on this website helped with the proper drill bit size for the re-bore. I added a drop or two of "crazy glue" to the 5th string tuner and it set up fast and functions perfect.
Tuned up the banjo and it stays in tune very nicely. Why did I go with 14:1 guitar style tuners? Quick answer, I don't change tunings much or change tunings on the fly so I don't require 4:1 ratio's.

The 14:1's come up to tune at increments allowing for very precise tuning and stay there. These are nicely finished and are functioning very well indeed. Thanks StewMac for a good quality tuner set at a great price! It is the perfect refreshment project and brings this old Vega back to the original configuration.

2.0

One was a little funky

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I wasn't expecting a whole lot with these. They are "economy" after all. For the most part they work fine but on one of them the actual peg doesn't always catch with the gear and so that makes it a bit tricky. It's nothing you can't live with, shoot the whole instrument is "economy" anyway but I probably wouldn't put them on anything special.

4.0

Good replacements

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I needed a set of tuners for an old budget banjo. The client was just trying to restore it to playable condition without spending much money. The original tuners were completely shot. After installing the "economy" tuners the banjo stays in tune and the pearl buttons added a nice touch.


Thanks for a quality replacement part that doesn't break the bank.

5.0

Fine tuners

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I like these a lot, they surely got me Banjo back on track from wore out ones fer sher.

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