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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Tuning Pegs Slip

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wfm65ou - Posted - 02/02/2019:  16:27:13

My tuning pegs slip. It seems that the walls of the peg holes may have become somewhat polished. Is there a commonly use method for helping the pegs get a stronger grip?

vintagetenor - Posted - 02/02/2019:  16:33:52

Have you tried tightening the tension screws?

wfm65ou - Posted - 02/02/2019:  17:44:53

Thanks @vintagetenor. Violin pegs. I understand there is a peg dope product. I'll check it out tomorrow.

vintagetenor - Posted - 02/02/2019:  17:48:42

I see. Try using violin rosin if you have it. That's worked for me.

John Gribble - Posted - 02/02/2019:  18:17:43

There are a couple things out there. Peg dope (which is acutally jeweler's rouge) and peg drops come to mind. Rosin works, as does blackboard chalk.

egretflats - Posted - 02/02/2019:  23:06:14

On my old Lyons & Healy banjo I use one drop of peg dope on each tuner and it works on even an old hand carved oak peg with a wiggly fit and they tune and grip well.

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