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The (un)tuning pegs: how to evaluate the pegs of your violin, viola or cello?

March 28, 2013 at 6:13 PM

An instrument that cannot be tuned, cannot be played!

So... the tuning (or untuning) pegs of your violin, viola or cello are very important.

In this video I show you how you can evaluate the tuning pegs yourself.

Is this video useful for you? If yes, please let me know in the comments!

If you have questions for me, feel free to ask!

Love,

Zlata
Violinist and Skype violin teacher at Violin Lounge


From Kevin Keating
Posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM
I never realized that pegs were actually made of plastic sometimes. How cheap! I had good fitting wooden pegs in both my instruments for a long time. But I've since switched to geared pegs (made by Knilling) and I swear I will never go back to friction pegs. They work perfectly without any of the usual problems of sticking and slipping. Honestly, I think they should be standard equipment on every student instrument. That would eliminate the biggest problem that students and teachers have.

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