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Wittner Finetune Pegs
Thinking about getting theses
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July 15, 2017 - 10:46 am
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 Wittner Finetune Pegs from FiddlerShop > my pegs are crumbling > not a very expensive violin but keeps me playing and happy > Has anyone tried these? Looking for thoughts.wittner-fune-tune-pegs-800x800.jpgImage Enlarger


July 15, 2017 - 12:42 pm
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I use a similar peg, the Knilling Perfection. Same 4:1 they make tuning easy and affortless . They hold tune really well.

Though I would think the wittner would be easier to install.

Hope this helps you.

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July 15, 2017 - 3:47 pm
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I have these on a German Trade Violin.  They are great. No more fine tuners. I think the tuning is eight to one.  I even took the fine tuner off my E string. I am sure you they must be installed by a professional, unless you are really handy.  


July 15, 2017 - 6:44 pm
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I have the Perfection pegs in one of my violins, and the Wittners in two violins and a viola.  I love them.

I prefer the Wittner, personally. I prefer the higher gear ratio, for one. Also, the Perfection pegs have this thing where you pull the peg out or push it in to make it easier or harder (respectively) to turn.  I misunderstood at first, and thought I had to pull them out and push them in like regular pegs, which seemed to defeat the whole purpose.  It was my misunderstanding, but it still left me not caring for them so much. And the smaller gear ratio means they can get pulled out of tune over time, although not by much.  The Wittners are pretty much rock solid. They stay where you put them.

Most people still put a fine tuner on the E string, even with the Wittners. You can, and I use mine every once in a while, but if you've got a light touch, you don't really need it. The 8:1 ratio is enough to let you tune even the E.  (The 4:1 isn't - if you go with Perfection Pegs, you'll definitely want a fine tuner on the E.)

July 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm
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I have the Knilling Perfection pegs (thanks Fiddlerman!).  I installed them without glue, so it's reversible.  I have read that people like the Finetune pegs and the Perfection (also Peghed) pegs.  I love the find tuning aspect and I like have no fine tuners on my instrument.  

Give the Wittner's a try.  I'm planning on installing a set on my other violin soon, just so I can try both and see which one I like better.  If you install and don't like the Wittners, I bet someone will take them off your hands (I would!), since it's reversible.




July 18, 2017 - 10:47 am
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Thanks all for your input > I am going to get them > nice to hear real feedback from members > Thanks!!!!!

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July 18, 2017 - 11:43 am
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Awesome, I'm sure you'll be glad to have your fiddle back in working order :) Those tuners always intrigue me.

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July 18, 2017 - 12:02 pm
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I just wanted to add that I have no fine E tuner, with the perfection pegs.  Even with a 4:1 ratio I can nail the E every time.  With Wittner's it would be even easier.


The only minor issue is that the gears in the Wittner are in the button; they are in the shaft for the Perfection pegs.  The Wittners are plastic and a little chunkier, but it's not a huge issue.  Like I said, I tried one, I'll try the other, and then I'll stick with whichever I like best.  

Geared pegs weigh about as much as wooden pegs, tune better, are more stable, and you get get all the hardware off of your tailpiece, what's not to like?

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July 19, 2017 - 11:48 am
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I agree that they are very practical, especially for beginners and non professionals. I have known a few professional violinists who use them as well.
The biggest difference between the Wittner and the Planetary Pegs is that
1) Perfection pegs are threaded for the installation. Once they are installed you don't take them off but the threading helps them stay in place.
2) The perfection Planetary pegs turning tension is adjusted by pressing in or pulling out while turning. Much like real pegs but the gear ratio changes everything of course. :)

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