Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

Buy more, save more!
Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg Nickel

Nickel

Item # 3452
In stock, ready to ship!

$39.92

3 or more $35.53
+
Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg Gold

Gold

Item # 3452-G
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.52

3 or more $43.18
+
 
Total:
Qty:
Scroll to Top

Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg

About This Item

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

"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.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg

Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Waverly Planetary 5th Peg

How to install a Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3452
    • 0.0600 lbs. (0.03 kg)
    • 3452-G
    • 0.0600 lbs. (0.03 kg)

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
Write a review
5.0
  • 4.81 average rating from 21 reviews
Sort by
5.0

Typical Waverly quality

By

Verified Buyer


I debated giving it 5 stars; It's hard to thread, takes practice; a good light and magnification help.
What I wanted was to have this one match the 3296 engraved and gold plated peghead tuners, with MOP knobs. This one is still bulky compared to a non-geared friction peg. There are slim violin style 5th string geared pegs e/w that do look more like a friction peg, but they are not gold-plated and you would still have to score a MOP knob somewhere. Tiny mechanism, doubt it would last like the Waverlys. Also, note where StewMac's example is installed. It may have bottomed out there against the tension rod making the case hang out more. If you site it more into the bulge it is a little cleaner but then the angle of the string up to the nut is harder, slitting the binding. How fussy are you anyway?

5.0

5th string tuner

By

Verified Buyer


I bought a Waverly Planetary 5th string peg years ago, and liked the way they worked immediately.
Just got another, and (no surprise to me) it still is a great working peg. Simple to string up, and very clean looking. The gear ratio is very comfortable.

Herb Pedersen

5.0

Waverly tuners

By

Verified Buyer


Awesome and beautiful product! You can tell the difference with these banjo tuners!

3.0

Ok tuner

By

Verified Buyer


Has a nice feel and tunes well. Stays put but the angle of the string from nut to spool is weird and touches the edge of the fretboard not sure if I’ll leave it on my banjo or switch to a worm gear tuner

5.0

Easy Installation; super high quality tuner; silky smooth operation

By

Verified Buyer


Bought this tuner to replace a 1:1 friction-peg tuner on a Gold Tone CC-50 banjo. It was very difficult to tune the fifth string with any accuracy, so much so that capo'ing up to the key of A became something I avoided. The new tuner seems to have about a 4:1 ratio that makes tuning very easy.

If you buy this peg, and your banjo has non-tapered pegs, you will need to buy the 5th string peghole reamer that Stewmac offers. It matches the taper of the Waverly peg exactly and makes installation very easy. I was able to remove the old peg by simply pulling it out (it wasn't glued in place). The reamer is then used to carefully enlarge the hole for the new peg, sneaking up on the diameter a little at a time and test fitting the peg often. My Gold Tone has a narrow neck, and the reamer bottomed out on the truss rod before the hole was large enough. I cut off about 3/16" off the bottom of the reamer with a Dremel and cutoff wheel, and was able to ream out the hole the proper diameter.

Note: this reamer is NOT the taper that you'll find in big-box hardware/jhome stores. It also has proper flutes that are shaped and sharpened for cutting wood, not for deburring a hole in metal.

5.0

Typical Waverly quallity -- excellent

By

Verified Buyer


I bought a set of Waverly planetary banjo pegs to replace the pegs on a Chinese-made banjo I bought. The original pegs worked okay, but their appearance left a lot to be desired -- at least to my sense of aesthetics. I bought this 5th string peg as well, to make the set complete. I briefly considered replacing only the knob, but a Waverly-pattern knob didn't fit the factory tuner. In addition, the factory tuners were chrome plated, while the Waverlys are nickel plated, which I prefer.
With all that background blather out of the way, what about the important question: how does it work? Very well. The action is smooth and reliable. Its planetary gear design is a bit more compact than the more common worm-gear 5th string tuners, which makes playing up on the 4th-6th frets (more or less) a trifle easier.

5.0

Better Tuner

By

Verified Buyer


Needed a new 5th string tuner after the stock Gotoh tuner failed during a gig. I no longer worry about not being in tune mid set. Very reliable. Looks better too.

5.0

My favorite 5th string tuner

By

Verified Buyer


I love this tuner, Works great, very small, has minimal interference with thumb. Round, compact design, very smooth. Best of all the string end can not protrude from the tuner, as others do, and tear you up. Very fast and easy to change string, just line up the opening, put the string through, allow about a half inch to stick out, and wind. Your done. One of the best keep secrets in the banjo world Recommended

5.0

A great music store

By

Verified Buyer


I recently bought a 5th string tuner for a vintage banjo- it was a great product, but ultimately, it wasn't the right fit for this banjo.
My review, however, is for Stewart-MacDonald, which was a fine experience anyway. They did their very best to help me fit my banjo, and when the item didn't work out, they accepted my return without a problem, and refunded my money.
Still a great place to do business.

5.0

 Looks good! Operates very nicely!

By

Verified Buyer


I installed this Waverley tuner on a Fairbanks Whyte Laydie. It is so easy now to tune that fifth string!

Showing 10 of 21 Read more reviews >>
 


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 90 See Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg
on page 90 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



  • Waverly® is a registered trademark of Stewart-MacDonald Manufacturing Company, Inc.