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cecilio cevn & fine tuners while changing strings
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al_th
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March 8, 2012 - 11:00 am
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Hello. I am a little bit struggling with the fine tuners installed on my cecilio cevn. Actually,   i would like to know if there is a special technique to set up the strings on these tuners since i dont think that forcing the way is a good idea.

 

I will come back and put some photos of the tuner for those who dont have this specific violin when my phone is finishing downloading.

 

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Kevin M.
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Cecilio squeezes the ends closed on the tuners.  Just take a knife or something and spred it out so the strings can get into the slot. This is a case where forcing is appropriate.

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Thank you so much. Quick answer, worked well, and new string perfectly installed.

 

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That's funny, I had the same problem last night.  I finally got around to putting my Zyex strings on and I had to remove every one of the fine tuners (Mendini violin), wedge a knife into it and spread it open to get the old strings off.  What a pain, but it was worth it... the Zyex strings are such an improvement (both in sound and playability) compared to the stock Cecilio strings.

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Yeah. At first i did not wanted to change mine either, but after playing a little bit with the E string and the G string, it was really worth the change. The two other strings sounded good, but i was feeling a squeaking on the E string, and the G string was a little bit loose even if tuned correctly (i dont really know how it is possible however :d)

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Glad you guys worked it out. You obviously don't need to remove the fine tuners to wedge the slot open. I don't know why they do that. Maybe they first squeeze the ball end so in order to get the other end on much quicker without having to hold the ball in place. Saves a few seconds....

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The prongs may get squeezed together in manufacturing. Kevin is such a great source of good info -- thanks Kevin.

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