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Old 04-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had a violin sitting around the house for the past few months and recently decided to take it up. However, these intentions were stifled because the tuning peg won't hold so I can't that string in tune with the others.

Some tips on how to fix this would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to buy some peg dope. Its available from anywhere that sells your normal violin accessories. You remove the tuning peg from the headstock and add a little around the peg hole. It provides extra friction and that will let you tune it again.

Common problem. If peg dope doesn't work you'll need a new peg, but thats not likely on a violin that hasn't been used much.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You need to buy some peg dope. Its available from anywhere that sells your normal violin accessories. You remove the tuning peg from the headstock and add a little around the peg hole. It provides extra friction and that will let you tune it again.

Common problem. If peg dope doesn't work you'll need a new peg, but thats not likely on a violin that hasn't been used much.
Thanks, at first I thought you were calling me dope. I'll give it a try then.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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