I finally took the plunge. I have looked in to planetary pegs for years. Finally a good friend with a fine violin had planetary pegs installed and he couldn't stop talking about them. So I took my violin to Peter Shaw at Amati Violin Shop in Houston Texas and asked him to install the same kind of pegs (Wittner) he had installed for my friend. I asked him to put new strings on while he was at it. For those who have never heard of planetary pegs these are pegs that have a gear assembly in the shaft. They look like ordinary wooden pegs but they are far more sophisticated.
I have never had an easier time tuning a musical instrument. I tune to an app and I can move right to the green light without overshooting.. The new strings do their normal stretch thing but it just takes a few minuted to tune all the strings. I didn't have Peter take off the fine tuner but I could have. It isn't necessary.
No more sticking pegs. No more back and forth pitch finding while the peg refused to stop exactly where you knew it would be in tune.
I recommend these to all. Take the pain out of tuning your axe.
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