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slipping pegs on new violin
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MWallis
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March 5, 2016 - 4:23 pm
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Hello all.  I'm new here.  I've recently upgraded from my old student violin to a Cremona SV800.  I chose it based on reviews.  It's got a much nicer tone than my old one but I'm not sure I'm going to keep it.  One problem I'm having is that the tuning pegs are slipping, making it very difficult to tune. I have to push in slightly every time I tune it and even then they often slip.  

I wasn't a very good student back in middle school (I'm 43 now) and I never experienced this;  most of the time my teacher tuned the thing for me!  I know there are products available to address this, but I'm also wondering if I should be having this trouble with a new violin.  

I'd sure appreciate any thoughts/advice on this!  

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 http://fiddlershop.com/h-c-peg.....;order=ASC

 

Stuff is amazing. Wouldnt worry about it being new

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risk said
 http://fiddlershop.com/h-c-peg.....;order=ASC

 

Stuff is amazing. Wouldnt worry about it being new

Thanks!  I like it more every time I play it!

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Fiddlerman
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March 11, 2016 - 5:15 pm
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Most pegs need to be pushed in more than slightly when you turn them to keep from slipping. Ideally you need to gauge the pressing in against the amount of counter-friction you feel when turning to insure that it's enough to keep the pegs in place. I would also recommend the peg-compound. 🙂

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