Strings on pegs - anything you'd change?
A pic of how I have my strings on my pegs - anything you'd change?
The strings. Or at least the E string it’s so rusted I’m surprised it hasn’t snapped yet.
Per Christian Harvey:
What Christian said. I was taught one turn on the inside, the rest on the outside, but 2 turns on the inside might be better (but don't cross over more than once), as sometimes there can be too many windings on the outside, and it's bad if they are tight against the wood - your D string might be a case in point.
A and D string looks tight to me. Sometimes, it causes difficulties to tune up, if the strings touch to the very end.
I'm not a paragon of neatness, but I usually try to do a couple of wraps on the far side of the hole in the peg. That allows the string to cross over itself and make a firmer connection. One luthier told me that if you play FF and the pitch drops a bit, either the peg is badly made or you have something wrong with how you are wrapping the string.
If your strings aren't slipping or breaking and if your violin stays in tune and your pegs don't slip while you're sleeping, then you can ignore all these other knuckleheads. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
To add a little more information to Stephen's post...