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I borrowed a fiddle from my daughter in law. It's an inexpensive student fiddle a Franz Mueller mad in China. The sound quality is better than my vso. I played it a couple of days ago and it did just fine. This morning I was playing it and spent more time tuning and retuning because the pegs kept slipping. I was playing outside both times, the only difference was this morning it was more humid.
Is there something I can do to the pegs to keep them from slipping?
Tried the rosin dust. Still have the same problem, but I May be mistaken about the pegs when they loosen the all 4 loosen at the same time. I think my problem may be on the other end. What ever is holding the gut in the tail piece may be slipping. I don't think all 4 pegs would slip at the same time. I can't even get them all 4 tuned before it slips again.
I just changed strings on my violin for the first time ever the other day and had that same problem. My first attempt was not so neat. I had noticed that 2 of the strings were partially blocking the peg holes a little. I re-strung them and was able to push in the pegs for a tighter fit. Are you sure you're pushing in the pegs far enough? All 4 of my pegs were slipping out too but I was just not pushing them in far enough.
Had a defective tail piece gut/nylon(?) only I did not know it until I was sitting next the cello ( as in "cello" ) and it exploded! I will always remember the sight of cello parts/strings flying around the room. I was really surprised. There was no serious damage to the cello or me which is amazing.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
That's funny Oliver as long as no real damage to you or the cello. I was once on the stage playing guitar and my string broke so hard that the string whipped me across the forehead. It was like a very deep paper cut that would not stop bleeding and still have the scar. That darn string could of taken my eye out.
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