Talk Banjo: Why Do Banjos Use Planetary Tuners?

Welcome to this week’s episode of Talk Banjo.

This time I’m answering a question I received which was:

“Why do some entry-level banjos use guitar tuners, but the higher end banjos are fitted with planetary tuners. And why are they called planetary tuners?”

Don’t forget, if you have a banjo question you’d like me to answer, submit it over in the comments on the Talk Banjo page. 

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