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GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au A Music Thread...fiddle pegs. (33) RE: A Music Thread...fiddle pegs. 02 Aug 00


Those fine tuners that you use on the tailpiece are only for steel strings (like Thomastik). That is why the standard violin only has one on the "e" string. I think it takes less skill to tune a violin with machine heads than it does with pegs; but it is also slower. Sorcha, I use one of those usual plastic peg winders with my classical guitar with the tuning handles perpendicular to those of steel string ones.

There is a gunk you can put on pegs to make them move smoother and make them lock better. It is used by "respectable" professional violinists. I have some with my late wife's violin which is not here at the moment. I will look up the name next time.

Murray


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