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After String Change G peg slips
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starise
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May 9, 2019 - 1:37 pm
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I just put a pair of Warchal Amber strings on my violin. Never had issue with my G string peg before. For some reason that peg is now loose in the hole. 

Any ideas on how I could fix this? Is the Warchal G possibly too much tension compared to my old strings?

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Bummer, starise, sorry to hear that 🙁

The Warhal Ambers are not particularly high tension:
https://www.warchal.com/tensio.....iolin.html

Is there any visible damage to your peg or peg hole? Is that the same peg that was in there before (sorry for asking obvious questions but when I'm bummed, I sometimes overlook the obvious.)

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May 9, 2019 - 5:23 pm
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Check to make sure how the string is wound on the peg...

if it is against the side it may not be allowing  the peg to seat.  (From experience)

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bocaholly, Thank you for looking closer at the Warchal strings. I had all of the pegs completely out so it  likely isn't the same peg. Maybe they weren't all the same size?

No work was done top the violin as far as I know. It was sold to me as brand new.

They are all out of the same instrument but I probably mixed them up.

steveduf, I will make sure to see how the string is wound too. Thanks for that idea. I keep hoping it's something simple like that.

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For future reference, only remove one string at a time.  Pegs should remain where they are.  Also, you are more likely to keep the sound post in place.

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May 10, 2019 - 1:24 pm
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starise said
I just put a pair of Warchal Amber strings on my violin. Never had issue with my G string peg before. For some reason that peg is now loose in the hole. 

Any ideas on how I could fix this? Is the Warchal G possibly too much tension compared to my old strings?

Just would like to emphasize the importance of pushing in while turning, and sometimes quite hard, till you feel just enough tension that it will hold. Experiment with the G strings peg tension while the string is under tuned, then continue tuning upwards while keeping the tension.

While I realize that most of you know how to keep a peg from slipping, you perhaps don't know the effort required to keep a less perfectly fitted peg from slipping.

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