How to make your VIOLIN PEGS MOVE when they’re stuck? | Violin Lounge TV #408

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Maintenance | 10 comments

Fix your slipping violin pegs or make them run smoothly when they’re stuck with my tips

Learn to wind your strings and soap your pegs:

First I’ll explain how to fix a peg that is stuck. When you got it loose again, perhaps it starts slipping and you can’t tune. By winding the strings in a proper way and applying peg soap or chalk, your violin will be easy to tune and stay in tune.

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Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

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  1. Patricia Bargh

    Thank you for that – my G String snapped the other day and the new strings arrived today and I managed to replace the G string successfully but am now having problems tuning in the A string as the key slips after I turn it, in the same way the G did. I gave up but tomorrow will try again and make sure the strings and keys are positioned as you have shown. So thank you for telling us about that. Very useful!


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  3. Siddhanth

    I am having some difficulty in fixing my violin strings…
    I have a violin but I am not able to play because the string is out

  4. charles rauscher

    Thank you Zlata. This is good information. Since my violin is relatively new, I have not had a problem with the pegs, however, as with any instrument, things loosen up with age and use. Now I know what to do if a problem arises. Maintenance and care are extremely important.
    Thank you again.

  5. Herbert

    Hallo Zlata, please give me some Information how to get your Carbon bows. Where I can find how much they cost?
    With best regards,


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