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Apr 18, 2021 - 4:55:04 AM

Swedneck

Sweden

5 posts since 1/9/2016

[UPDATE] Tightening the peg screws solved this problem perfectly. In hindsight, pretty obvious - but all thanks to the suggestions below. :D

Just changed the strings on an RK 025 to GHS PF160, while at the same time changing the head to a renaissance and the bridge to a compensated Stelling. Now, some of the pegs actually unwinds themselves now.

That is, the string is not slipping in any way, instead the peg is turning itself backwards and thereby losing tension. What could the reason be? One thought I had was if the head was too streched. Still, the peg turning backwards on itself made me wonder why.

Any ideas before I redo everything? :D

Edited by - Swedneck on 04/18/2021 06:22:14

Apr 18, 2021 - 5:02:25 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25816 posts since 8/3/2003

I remember having a problem similar to that with my 5th string peg. It wouldn't stay tight. I ended up e-mailing Geoff Stelling and asking him what the problem was, if he could tell, and how could I fix it.

He e-mailed me back (on Sunday!!) and told me to check the screw on the 5th string peg and see if it could be tightened just a little. It could and that took care of the problem.

Don't know if that would work for you or not, but it solved my problem.

Apr 18, 2021 - 5:06:08 AM
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hbick2

USA

333 posts since 6/26/2004

Have you tried tightening the screws on the tuning pegs? Sometimes they get loose, especially if you removed the old strings by unwinding the pegs.

Apr 18, 2021 - 5:43:15 AM

Swedneck

Sweden

5 posts since 1/9/2016

Thank you both! Have not tried this. Will check right away!

Edited by - Swedneck on 04/18/2021 05:43:26

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