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Dec 4, 2020 - 8:59:58 AM
12 posts since 11/7/2020

I'm new to the banjo and want some advice, please.
The pegs on my Morgan Monroe banjo are mother of pearl coloured (plastic I presume).
I noticed today, that one of them is cracked and spinning on the peg.
Can I purchase these heads separately (meaning a pack of 5)?
And are they a standard size that fits on the peg?
Thanks

Dec 4, 2020 - 9:07:22 AM
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Originally posted by fluxie

I'm new to the banjo and want some advice, please.
The pegs on my Morgan Monroe banjo are mother of pearl coloured (plastic I presume).
I noticed today, that one of them is cracked and spinning on the peg.
Can I purchase these heads separately (meaning a pack of 5)?
And are they a standard size that fits on the peg?
Thanks


Yes, Andybanjo.com or brown dog banjos or eagle music. Look at the shafts though, they aren't all quite the same. Andybanjo would advise if you sent a picture. 

Andy (not from Andybanjo.com!)

Dec 4, 2020 - 12:02:38 PM
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13612 posts since 10/30/2008

Check to be sure you can match up the button to the size/shape of the tuner shaft. Some tuner shafts are square, some have 2 flat side and 2 oval sides. You want to buy buttons with holes shaped the same as your tuner shafts.

You should be able to buy new buttons with no major problems.

Dec 4, 2020 - 1:12:56 PM
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BTW, so we're all using the same 'banjospeak' language, those are called tuner buttons. Pegs are the entire assembly and the head is the plastic upon which sits the bridge.

When you talk to someone at Andybanjo, this will lessen any confusion.

Good luck!

Dec 4, 2020 - 2:39:27 PM
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11379 posts since 6/2/2008

You can also purchase sets of 5 on eBay. Since those mostly come from China, there might be a better chance that they fit the tuners on your Morgan Monroe banjo. Some of the listings for these buttons include the dimensions of the holes, so you can see if they match the shaft on your tuners.

Search eBay for "banjo tuning machine buttons" or "banjo tuner buttons".

Good luck.

Dec 5, 2020 - 12:16:47 AM

fluxie

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12 posts since 11/7/2020

Thank you all.
Another small problem resolved...

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