Here's a question, bordering on an embarassing one, actually. I have a lot of trouble turning the pegs on two of my violins. So much so that occasionally I can't tune the violin at my neck, and have to take it down in order to use both hands. I brought one of my instruments to two different luthiers, both of whom were able to tune my instrument no problem, and told me a peg adjustment (forgive me, I forget the correct term) was unecessary, and that I would perhaps end up with slipping pegs instead. I was glad for their honesty, however, it still takes me much more effort than is necessary to tune. I don't claim to be particularly strong in the arms, but I didn't think I was *that* weak either. Just wondering if it's worth the effort to try a go at another luthier, or if...maybe I just need to start working out more :)
The thing that makes me question this, in the first place, is that the third violin I own, an inexpensive student instrument, seems to be quite tunable... the pegs don't slip, either.
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