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Perfection Planetary Violin Pegs Set For Violin, 4/4 Size
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- It provides effortless, non-slip tuning and eliminate the need for fine tuners.
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So that's where this product steps in. These pegs are geared down 4:1 so the tuning isn't "twitchy" and it's easy to get your pitch and keep it. As for installing these, you'll probably need to take this to a repair-shop; it is an involved process and it'd be easy to destroy your ax. Also be aware, that the pegs are literally glued into the peg box with epoxy. Once you've gone to planetary tuners you can never go back, period. But that's not an issue because the tuners work fantastically.
Here's the exact instructions:
Reaming the peg hole with a 1:30 violin peg taper.
Cut the peg to the proper length.
Moisten the peg hole with water
Apply a bead of polyurethane glue
Screw the peg in until the threads are flush with the peg box
wipe off any excess glue. Allow glue to dry completely before installing strings
The included installation instructions suggest glue. (I found another discussion which stated that even if they were glued in, they could subsequently be removed with a soldering gun.)
The video says to simply carefully ream the holes so that the threads will have enough wood to grip, and after cutting and polishing the small ends, simply dampen the holes with H2O and a Q-tip and thread them in finger-tight. I have had to shove the pegs tightly to move the threads in once or twice during the first week, but otherwise I now have an instrument which is easily tuned with NO OVERTONE-ROBBING TAILPIECE TUNERS. Even under the closest scrutiny my planetary pegs look like anybody's in the violin section. Other string players must think I am a genius by my PERFECT peg tuning. My fiddle remains in near perfect tune for days at a time even here in the desert.
The instrument was given to me at age 64 and together with a Bellafina ABS suspension case ($39) a P&H fibreglas bow, ($38 which NEVER warps & I can re-hair myself for $10), a quartz tuner ($14, although my $5 440A fork works just as well), reading a few good repair/maintenance books (which helped me with bridge/tailpiece/tailcord adjustments) and the PERFECT set of strings (Helicores, with a wound E) these pegs give me the greatest pleasure of my musical experience.
J.D. Schultz, Las Cruces, New Mexico
That being said, they seem to have BARELY enough friction to keep the strings tight. They do have enough, and my violin doesn't actually go out of tune due to the tuners slipping, but it constantly feels like it will, and that makes me nervous.
Also, once they're in, they're IN. You're going to be hard pressed to get them out without destroying either the tuners or the violin, your choice.
Dear squeamish people, it's about the enjoyment of playing, not owning some museum piece. Note: if by chance the peg suddenly "goes loose", just reset the clutch by pulling out the head and shoving it back in again. Slam dunk. They should all be this easy, in fact, there's no debate on this.
However, it's a year later, and we couldn't be more pleased. Despite some rather extreme Chicago temperature & humidity swings, the violin regularly goes *weeks* without needing anything but the most superficial of fine tuning. What's more, even his instructors have come around. We left off the fine tuners on all but the E string and we could even make due without that one as well.
I'm convinced the pegs have not hurt the violin's resale value in the least. And if my son ever gets to the level where he needs a truly fine instrument, I wouldn't hesitate to have Planetary Perfections installed on them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These things are the cat's meow.
First of all, you will need to buy a 1:30 Violin Peg Hole Reamer (which you can get shipped to you for $32). Read more
couldn't use them as they were too small in diameter for the holes in the violin I wanted to use them on but the quality of them is very good.Published 3 months ago by S. Birch
Great Item: I coated only the large peg hole with crazy glue ; and after the glue was dry, I threaded the peg into the peg box. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JJE
"Perfection" is a good name. No more fine tuners - smooth as silk, and holds strings in tune too!!Published 18 months ago by DavidJ
I installed these myself; well, I started to and had some problems. I got one of them stuck. Luckily, my husband is a handyman and was able to fix things. Read morePublished 23 months ago by libelle219