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    Default Old Pegs

    These old pegs are on a 1930 banjo ukulele I purchased and they are just about impossible to tune because the screw heads are pretty stripped. I
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    Ohana SK-39
    96 Art Tenor Redwood & Myrtle
    Banjo Ukulele by William Lange

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    I got cut off.

    I want to know can I find new pegs with this thin a shaft? If not, can I get new screws?
    My uke family:

    Ohana SK-39
    96 Art Tenor Redwood & Myrtle
    Banjo Ukulele by William Lange

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    Ping frictions are the only ones I've found with a very thin shaft, which will fit the small holes on many vintage ukes. However, the Ping bushings usually require opening up the top headstock holes. But since many old ukes just used washers, not bushings on top, you can use washers instead, often the same ones that came on the vintage uke.
    John

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    Try contacting Jake Wildwood

    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com

    He seems to have a lot of vintage parts and may be able to help. If not, he would also have some good suggestions.

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    There are online sources for small specialty screws.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=very...hrome&ie=UTF-8
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mineymole View Post
    I got cut off.

    I want to know can I find new pegs with this thin a shaft? If not, can I get new screws?
    Replacement screws are almost certainly available somewhere but you might struggle to identify the existing screw. As a start point you need to accurately measure the screw’s diameter and count how many teeth it has in one inch of its length. With that information it’s possible to suggest what to ask specialist stockists for.

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