Hello everyone. I have had my current violin for almost a year now and the pegs drive me crazy. They keep slipping in hot weather conditions, and it is a nightmare to wind strings on them, particularly on the G string, where I have to entirely remove the D and G before installing a new G. The hole is completely misaligned and I have to wind the silk at least twice on the wrong side before crossing over so that it catches properly on the peg wall. In short I've had enough and need to replace them.
The problem is that the peg bore is so wide that it suggests to me that I would only be able to select from a very small range of pegs to replace what I have already. I can't identify what sort I have; would someone be able to tell me what they are? You can see a picture of the violin here: http://www.bromptons.co/auction/catalogue/28th-march-2013/95-an-italian-violin-possibly-by-giovanni-dollenz.html
If anybody knows what they are, would you be able to tell me how easy it would be to replace them with something of a comparable gauge/bore size? Or, if there is nothing comparable in size, is it possible to get the peg holes bushed so that standard pegs would fit?
Thanks in advance.
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