Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs Nickel, set of 4

Nickel, set of 4

Item # 3290
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$119.07

3 or more $105.97
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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs Gold, set of 4

Gold, set of 4

Item # 3292
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$165.38

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Waverly Banjo Tuning Pegs

About This Item

Inspired by the unique pegs used on prewar Gibson Florentine, Bella Voce and Granada banjos, and Martin OM guitars in the '20s and '30s.

Waverly's distinctive machined brass "2-Band" offset gear case and grained ivoroid knob will bring a handsome vintage touch to your banjo.

The best of vintage design and modern craftsmanship.
Smoother than the originals, thanks to 4:1 planetary gears, sealed lubrication, low-friction bushings, internal tension spring, leather knob washer and adjustable knob tension.

The brass string post has the original taper for proper string angle over the nut. The threaded hex bushing has a tapered washer to help protect the peghead finish.

For 7/16" to 3/4" (11.11mm x 19.05mm) peghead thickness. 3/8"-dia. pegholes required.

"Waverlys are smooth, accurate, and dependable."
—Sammy Shelor, The Lonesome River Band

"Very efficient and smooth banjo pegs. I highly recommend them."
—Tony Trischka


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    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3290
    • 0.3565 lbs. (0.16 kg)
    • 3292
    • 0.3670 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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5.0

Waverly V2 Banjo Tuners

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Verified Buyer


Waverly tuners are the top of the line. So is StewMac. I place my order for a set of Waverly banjo tuning machines and they shipped that very day. And they were delivered a couple of days later. All good. A wonderful and easy five star ????? transaction. Highly recommended.

4.0

Waverly Tuners

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Verified Buyer


I am a professional musician. I play banjo 3 finger style. I recently added a open back banjo to our venue/claw hammer. I perchased a new Recording King open back and the tuners were terrible. I installed the Waverly tuners and it will be all the open back banjo I will ever need. Can I get the 5th string tuner to match ???

Response from StewMac


Hi Marco,

Thank you for you nice review. You can absolutely buy a matching 5th string peg. The Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg is item #3452, and can be found in the related items listed above.

5.0

banjo machines

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Verified Buyer


these waverlys are very nice. maybe too nice for this old beat up banjo of mine.

4.0

Nice tuners, great service

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Verified Buyer


The tuners feel really nice once on, they are easy to install, and they look great. One was problematic when I put it on, but Stewmac replaced it instantly. Happy !

4.0

Good news bad news

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Verified Buyer


Good news: These Waverly tuners are beautiful and smooth as silk.
Bad news: I bought a set of four, and one was defective. (That's 25% failure rate).
Good news: I called StewMac and they agreed to replace the defective one and ship it out FedEx so I could have it in time for my next rehearsal.
Bad news: They didn't. It did come, but three days later.
Good news: All in all, I'm very satisfied with the outcome. But one star off for the quality control issue.

5.0

Items ordered

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Verified Buyer


I have not used any of the items ordered yet, but I tell you this is a great company to do business with. The ordered items are first quality and the shipping was fast.
I recommend all items ordered and this company.

5.0

Replaced 2:1 tuners with these 4:1 tuners

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Verified Buyer


I had an antique tenor banjo someone had installed 2:1 tuners on. Tuning was difficult because very minor adjustments to the knobs made excessive shifts in pitch. Also, unless the screw-tension adjustment was maintained at an excessively exact setting (loosening with use, requiring frequent adjustment), the tuners were uncomfortably stiff, or the tuner would spin down the string, going flat. Hideous.
The new tuners are beautiful, easy to tune, and they hold pitch, even if the screw-adjusted tension on the tuner gets a little loose. It's a whole new banjo.
Easy to install. Easy to adjust. Nothing but great things to say about these tuners.

5.0

5 Waverly tuners

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Verified Buyer


There the best. Best service I’ve ever experienced. One of the tuners of the standard four was faulty. Another sent out by Stew MAC Way to be!! Thank You

5.0

The best of the best

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Verified Buyer


Waverly Tuners are the very best that money can buy.

4.0

Great pegs but were you expecting "Planetary"?

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Verified Buyer


Looking at the picture at this angle, imo makes it a little difficult to see that they are different than the FiveStar, truly Planetary pegs which are narrower, shorter bodied and symmetric. These Waverlys, great pegs, have an offset knob, and the wider body may not look as well nor fit your peghead back as well. Yet the blurb says they are planetary, and Stew-Mac (also great guys) are sticking to this story. So I'm giving them just 4 stars. Look at two pix, the first shows an offset, 2 band tuner with no planets, just ring and star and the second which shows the guts of a planet. But both tuners work great, don't know which will last longer, so comes down to the style you prefer. I do have a set of 1927 Planets which has worn guts, unreliable, so maybe if you're planning on playing longer than maybe 80 years this should be considered.

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