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I am considering the installation of perfection pegs to my my Josef Bremer aka Chinese violin and wonder if it is worth it? First I am 77 years old, second this is probably the last violin that I will own before "pushing daiseys" and third I am on a tight budget, fixed income so that I cannot purchase a better instrument so what do you think?? Are there that many advantages to geared pegs or should I just purchase some Hills peg compound for easier tuning ?? Thanks in advance jv
About tuning. I think the idea of geared pegs are cool.
I am not considering them because I am okay with tuning. And you know, my violin stays in tune. I mean after a string change the strings all have that one little turn to tune for the first day or two.
I play my violin 50 minutes to 90 minutes per day. It is rare that it is out of tune. But every 7-9 days.. there is a minor tuning adjustment I make.
I guess my question is .. is this normal?? that I don't tune much??? Because the amount of time I spend tuning is so very very little, I can't see why I would "upgrade." If that is the word.
THE very good news is that when my A string is out of tune.. I can tell right away now.. I play that B natural note.. and I say.. what is going on with that.. and sure enough the A string will be slightly out of tune. So there is a bit of a mini victory for me. I will take it..
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I never understood the case for geared tuners when plain fine tuners work well.
When fine tuners get turned all the way in, you have to back them out and tighten the strings with the pegs, and then tune with the fine tuner. With a geared tuner, you'd never have to do that. Also, you'd avoid any problems with sticking or slipping pegs.
Yes I can imagine physical reasons for geared pegs.
With fine tuners I install new strings with the screws at max height. Then I only have to keep turning down to adjust tuning over the life of the strings. In fact, I only tweak things a few times/wk. Minor stuff/
Fact is I would have geared pegs except for the price and the excessive winding to tighten new strings.
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