Tuning my daughter's violin can be frustrating because the pegs slip just as you get the strings up to tune. It's especially bad when she retunes so much that the bridge gets tilted way over (she's learned to notice that and get help). We end up twisting and pushing the pegs into the pegbox - it's aggravating (as a guitarist I'd love to see machine heads on violins - seems much easier but I'm sure there's a good reason for staying with pegs).
We keep the instrument humidified and have tried chalk, but it only helps a little.
Have any of you tried the peg drops? Do they work? I'm a little nervous about trying them in case they make problem worse and then I don't know what would be done to fix the pegs.
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