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Did I do something wrong peg compound?
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Tim317
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August 5, 2019 - 3:40 pm
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I needed to restring my Gliga last night I've known this violin has been tight as far as the pegs go so in April I ordered some Hill peg compound to try to work out the wood on wood pop and stick that I've had with this violin it just makes it a real bear to tune.

So as I was restringing last night I could see wear marks around the entire circumference of the pegs both at the tip of the pegs and near the knob of the pegs as well,for fear of causing the pegs to slip I only applied the Hill compound to the tip end of the pegs but the pegs are still sticking.

Now I applied the compound lightly and turned the pegs back and forth to work it in then applied another light amount to the pegs after working the first application in now I wander if I should have applied it to the wear spot near the knob end of the pegs as well?

I guess I'll have to deal with this until I have to restring this thing again.

I'd sure like to get these pegs working as well as my el-cheapo buy from Ebay that I got in March the pegs on it are so smooth that I didn't even have to use the fine tuner on the "E" string.

While on the subject of peg compound has anyone tried the Kivun Kal peg paste from Fiddler shop?

 

  

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August 5, 2019 - 6:52 pm
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@Tim317 - Yes, you should apply the peg compound to both the surfaces that touch the holes. That would be on the tip of the peg as well.

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Fiddlerman said
@Tim317 - Yes, you should apply the peg compound to both the surfaces that touch the holes. That would be on the tip of the peg as well.

  

Well there's another Doh!!! moment for good old Tim,I had a sneaky hunch I should have done this oh well we have to learn one way or the other at least I've got fine tuners on all four strings on this one hopefully I'll get it right on the next string change. 

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