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The Original Peg Drops by Ardsley - 1/2 Oz.

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  • The ORIGINAL Ardsley Peg Drops
  • Cures slipping and squeaking pegs
  • One drop application. Peg removal is not necessary.
  • Bottle contains 1/2 ounce of drops.
  • You will receive onebottle of Original Ardsley Peg Drops
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000F3JO7M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 18, 2006

Product Description

You will receive (1) Bottle of Original Ardsley Peg Drops (1/2 ounce).

About Ardsley Peg Drops:

The first simple cure for slipping and squeaking pegs. One drop will stop a slipping peg without removing it from instrument. This is the original Ardsley Peg Drops, not an imitation!

Peg Drops is a very cheap, quick, and easy fix for string instruments that easily and often fall out of tune. The source of the problem is pegs that don't fit properly into the allotted holes in the peg box caused by either poor craftsmanship or a gradual wearing away over years of use. Rather than going through the expensive process of having pegs refitted, The Original Peg Drops by Ardsley have always been a solution.

Why Peg Drops?:

Peg Drops applied to the pegs allows them to stick more securely in the peg box so that they do not slip while tuning and allows for less frequent adjustment. This solution is very effective and a much more conservative approach than having the pegs refitted.

One thing to remember when using Ardsley Peg Drops is not to use too much. Excessive dope can cause pegs to be too sticky which can be just as frustrating as pegs that slip. You really only need a drop or two (the small bottle goes a long way) and immediately wipe off any extra.

Customer Reviews

This product, as described in the material, works great.
Joyous Singer
I can very easily tighten or loosen my strings as needed and the pegs stay put without having to use the drops again and again.
Kindle Customer
I got the drops, and every few weeks we use a drop and it stays in tune!
Samantha Morgan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 16, 2008
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I am teaching myself to play violin. When I bought my new outfit, the pegs were super loose! I had to really push them hard to stay in place, and then do all my tuning with the fine tuners. After a few drops of this stuff, the pegs are much more usable. I think I used it 2 or 3 times (whenever the pegs would get loose again), and now the pegs seem to have set in well.
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81 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Cathie Beck on May 13, 2007
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I bought the Original Peg Drops by Ardsley because I practice violin every day at

least twice a day. I wore out the pegs on my student violin with frequent change

of strings that wore out, so I felt the peg drops would be a good investment for

the care of my new orchesta violin.

What I like the best about the drops is while my new violin is "settling" there isn't

a wood on wood grinding noise while tuning, and the drops aren't like a glue.

I hope this is helpful.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Doug on April 7, 2008
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I ordered a bottle of this stuff because my violin's pegs wouldn't stay in place, so I couldn't tune it. Once applied, the pegs stayed wherever I twisted them to without being sticky. You might say this liquid is much too expensive, but its effect cannot be achieved by common household materials. Besides, a single bottle will last years.

Just spend the couple of dollars. Think of it this way: without being properly tuned, you cannot continue playing your instrument.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 10, 2008
I am new to the violin but I found these drops to work very well when tuning the wooden pegs on it.Didnt think I would need it when I bought my violin but it is a good thing I did.Its annoying to have your pegs slip out of place and having to tune constanly.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By j-rob-82 on January 3, 2009
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I have a cheaper violin and when I say cheap I mean less than two hundred dollars so pegs that slip are a common and very annoying problem for me. My understanding is all pegs slip but mine just slip a little more often than anybody else. These are really simple to use and these drops help maintain my strings from coming out of tune so often and it works almost like a glue (but its not a glue). In time the pegs will eventually slip of course and the drops will wear out but the price of these drop are worth it to keep from having to tune so often. I am new to the violin so these drops help out a lot especially since I am self teaching. Overall I would say these peg drops are a must have and I always plan to have some and makes my violin learning more simple.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By eaufraiche703 on April 6, 2012
the pegdrops work well - too well, actually! i relied heavily on them for awhile as a violin teacher who tunes over 100 instruments daily. but after breaking a few peg boxes trying to loosen pegs, we tossed these drops. guess there's no wonder about why seasoned luthiers dislike the drops! they're actually quite dangerous!

try using rosin, graphite or peg dope on the pegs instead. (i actually prefer rosin to the other solutions)

or take your instrument to a shop and have the pegs fitted.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Comeau on April 29, 2012
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I bought these for my wife who is a musician. She recently attended a clinic on instrument repair where a highly accomplished rep from Luthier advised her that Peg Drops are a good temporary fix, but that a product called Peg Dope is a better solution because it contains both wax and pumice which prevent wood-on-wood. Peg Drops, apparently, are good for a temporary solution but ultimately they can be bad for your instrument. Anyway - that's what I heard, so I'm passing it along. I hope people will comment if they have more (or contrary) information.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By piper on April 12, 2009
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The Original Peg Drops are an important part of my violin repair shop. They work when all else fails.
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