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Tail Piece and Pegs
Tail Piece Options , Mini Fine Tuners and Peg Tuning
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Tucson1
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July 16, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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Howdy ,

Remember that tail pieces are also available in different lengths and progressive tail piece is another option to be considered ...

A mini fine tuner on yer E string works fer me ..

A good rule of thumb fer peg tuning is to back off slightly and then tighten ... keeps yer pegs happy ...violin-1267IMG_2462.JPGImage EnlargerIMG_2463.JPGImage Enlarger

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First off, I'd like to say that the lyre inlay on that tailpiece is seriously awesome!  So are those carved pegs.  Chinrest I am less sure about.  It looks kinda cool, but is it as comfortable to play on as smooth ones?

Second, it is a good rule of thumb to follow not only with violin, but pretty much any stringed instrument.  Violin, guitar, dulcimers, pianos, autoharps, harps, anything.  If you always take a little tension off the string and then tune it *up* to pitch, you'll save yourself some money on strings over time and have less tuning troubles.

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Hey Dan ,

Thanks fer yer kind remarks ...by the by , the chin rest is comfy and provides a texture that allows the skin to breath , ie ...no sweat ...violin-1267

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I do like the look of that tail piece, very nice. Glad it all works well for you, it looks great. :)

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Howdy ,

Welp ,

I meant to add ...that , knock on wood , I have never broken a string during tuning ...no brag , just fact ...seems the right procedures , and Oden are lookin' out fer my strings ...

Ok , now that I've said that , I'm sure carmic backlash will follow sooner or later ...violin-1267

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Cool Tucs.  I have the honor of breaking three g strings one time.. Now remember ... I never watched a video.. But I was holding the string Down while tuning.. Derpy me.. But not a string broken since.  Yahoo 

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I've never broken a string while tuning, however I have broken a bridge facepalmblinkand it was a friends violin no less. dunno

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Ouch..... To your defense Kiara, it was probably a very warped or weak bridge. They are not easy to break when they are straight and of high quality. :)

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