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skylight

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Peg slippage?
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:26:08 AM »
Did this ever happen to anyone else?
When the tuning pegs keep slipping, not being able to hold the tension in the strings, what do you do?


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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 04:04:55 AM »
Whatever you do, just don't add any water or anything wet! Some people say that dropping a few drops of water will help the pegs not slip anymore, but that's not ok!
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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 05:21:16 AM »
Does it slip because it can't hold your notes? It's a possibility, have you tried tuning it in a different way? It might work.
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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 05:46:32 AM »
yes, tuning it in a different way should work. However, this is a common problem with ouds and violin. It can be fixed though.
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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 09:18:58 AM »
In that case, use peg compound liked by Violinist.
It can make pegs smooth, tight.
The pegs will be stable.

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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 04:49:35 AM »
When the tuning pegs keep slipping, not being able to hold the tension in the strings, what do you do?

What type of pegs do you have? If they're made out of soft wood, then it's no wonder they slip!
Try replacing them with rosewood or ebony pegs, or follow Contrazor's advice and use some peg dope, like violinists do.
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Re: Peg slippage?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 03:53:00 AM »
Peg dope is the best way to fix this! You can easily make them stay in place and you won't have any problems for a while, try it!
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