Beginner question about pegs

Beginner question about pegs

Beginner question about pegs    05:16 on Monday, July 30, 2018          

(1 point)
Posted by SoSemi

Hello, i am a self-learning violin beginner. I have recently tried to tune my violin for the first time, and i noticed this weird annoying thing happening.
So, i can't get the right tune for the D string with the tailpiece tuners, so i tried to do it with the peg, and this very annoying thing started happening - whenever i try to get the string more tight, the peg jumps back, and then keeps jumping back all the time until i push the peg deeper in - but it repeats whenever i try to tune it right again. Is the peg faulty? Should i return the violin, or can i just fix it somehow? Or maybe i am doing something wrong?

Also, whenever i'm tuning with the pegs the violin makes cracking sound and the pegs are very hard to move. Is it supposed to be like that?

Re: Beginner question about pegs    15:49 on Sunday, November 25, 2018          

(4 points)
Posted by classicfab

This is a classical question for beginning violinists.

Here is a useful tip: whenever a peg is too loose, try to rub on it some rosin (yes, the one you rub on your bow).Instead, whenever a peg is too hard to move, just take it out and spread on it some talc powder.

Let me know if that works for you!

Re: Beginner question about pegs    03:51 on Sunday, January 6, 2019          

(30 points)
Posted by SamsMusic

Push the peg inward as u tune the string. If it is getting too tight, pull the peg outward as you tune.


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