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Guyman

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Tuning pegs?
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:35:59 AM »
What type of tuning pegs do you guys prefer?
Are ebony pegs better than the wooden ones? I read that ebony is the best material yet, but I would like some opinions from someone who actually knows about these things :D Thanks!


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Re: Tuning pegs?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 03:59:29 AM »
I also think ebony is the best material of all, but I think this depends on what type of pegbox you have. If you have a wooden pegbox, I'd say wooden pegs are a better choice.
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Re: Tuning pegs?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 05:19:50 AM »
Ebony - yes, they are good quality pegs, great material, reliable and - most important- durable!
You can also use wooden pegs, depending on how they are made, some people prefer metal but I don't know if I'd recommend it.. you could try, I may be reluctant to using metal pegs because of how it may change the visual aspect of your oud.
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Re: Tuning pegs?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 09:28:08 AM »
Ebony is very strong one, I like it.
But I also like rosewood, beech, walnut.
Though those woods are not harder than ebony, it is very easy to be shaved with sandpaper, saw.
I use ebony pegs on my Japanese Biwa Oud, and use rosewood pegs on Japanese Oud Biwa.
It depends on the pegbox material and shape.

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Re: Tuning pegs?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 04:52:38 AM »
^ It does depend on the pegbox material :)

Generally speaking though, I think rosewood pegs looks a lot nicer than the ebony ones. Maybe aesthetics is not important, and ebony pegs do have a longer life than rosewood ones, but as a personal preference I think rosewood is a better choice.
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