Originally Posted by Halloween
I've got an old banjo handed down to down to me from my grandfather in the keys always come to turn back when you tune it there anyway to fix this easily or somethin I need to take to a professional? It hasn't been played in about 100 years so I didn't know if they used to skuff their tuning keys or oil them? I just want to play this thing, it sounds awesome.
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Friction pegs try something like peg drops
Metal tuning gears try some dry lube, but most likely they'll need to be removed and disassembled, cleaned really well and then put back on, then dry lubed.