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Monday, August 15, 2011

What kind of tuning peggery is this???

Posted on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I have an old 5 street banjo I haven't played in nearly 30 years. While trying to put on new strings, Mr. 5th String peg broke in two. Fair enough, old pegs - I'm quite anxious to play again so I call a local music shop. To order a set of 5 pegs would be $100 - to which I responded with, "Are you putting me on?" Fortunately, a dear friend on FB rescued me by directing me to a banjo parts supply shop online. Total cost of my pegs with shipping? $20- fucking-dollars. So it begs to ask, just how much profit do musical repair shops make? I'm just exceedingly grateful that Hub-Unit and said friend are both stringed instrument repair people. —FB Saved My Budding Banjo Career (Yeah, it's Me, TTFN)

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