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About tuning my old violin?...
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The New One
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November 12, 2011 - 6:21 am
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hey FM, I wanted to ask you about a kinda big problem with my old violin, you see, I've had it sins I was 10, and it had allways been to big for me (its a 4/4 but I can fit it now that I'm 15)

but now to the problem, I stopped playing cause myviolin-student violin did something strange...

It can't tune on the black thing under the brigth, can I still tune it on the head while it sounds good? 

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Fiddlerman
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November 12, 2011 - 7:58 am
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You don't need the fine tuners on the tail-piece, they are just there to make it easier. Also, fine tuners are not expensive and easy to replace. Just find a music shop close by and get one. With steel strings the sensitivity to small movements is much greater.

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The New One
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November 12, 2011 - 8:22 am
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kay then I know that, thankssmile but I really meant that the 2 tuners in the middle og the tail piece is all rusty so I can't turn them around no matter what I do they are stuck facepalm

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November 12, 2011 - 8:33 am
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Those tuners are called the fine tuners.  You can replace them very cheaply or you can just leave them and try to tune it with the pegs or as you called it the tuners at the head.

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November 12, 2011 - 8:43 am
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By the way, welcome to the forum "The New One".

We have a new area for introducing yourself if you wouldn't mind.smile

/forum/introduce-yourself/

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The New One
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November 12, 2011 - 8:55 am
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thank you FM, thanks and I have introduced myself nowdone

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Plus you could just get WD40 and a small needle nose plier. You'll get them loose. Ya really don't need the fine tuners. It's probably best to really get to know your tuning pegs because it will help in the long run with ear training to just tune that way.

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