A bit of information on Perfection Pegs and Pegheds, as I understand they are two versions of planetary geared string tuning pegs. I've had a set on one of my two German shop violins now for a day and like then quite a bit. There are two web sites demonstrating these:
http://www.knilling.com/index.htm click on the Perfection Peg insert
I have absolutly no financial interest in these pegs, except the costs I've paid for the sets installed or in process.
These really seem like a no-brainer advance in violin family technology. Managing friction pegs is such a hassel, and even an e-string tuner on the tailpiece is dead weight on the strings' suspension. These tune up quickly and quite effortlessly, with great precision. They seem to hold perfectly, though my new strings are still breaking in so I'm not certain here.
My question is why aren't these in more common use? Am I missing some dire problem with this technology?
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