Am I able to repair the pegs on my violin?

Asked by: Amarius Cloud

They won’t charge you and you’ll save yourself the trouble of breaking stuff. If the pegs are too small for the holes, take it to the shop and get new pegs. There’s an art to making them work right. (As a side note, some student-level pegs have a screw inside the peg that adjusts the tension.

How much does it cost to replace pegs on a violin?

Violin & Viola

Restring, including tuning $7.5 per string (strings not included)
Compound pegs $40
Fit pegs $25 each/$80 set
Replace tailgut $40
Replace saddle $75

Can you replace violin pegs?

Every violin that is played regularly will need replacement pegs at some point in the lifespan of the instrument. Variations in temperature and humidity cause the pegs to shrink and expand, and over time the wear and tear of these changes to the wood as well as general usage will result in the need to replace all pegs.

How do you fix a violin peg?

And keep the tension on the string and unwind that peg a little bit so it's over wound around the peg maybe once or twice right. Then. What you want to do is push that string. Towards the peg.

How do you replace violin tuning pegs?

So you'll have two of them on one side of the peg head and two on the other you won't be doing this to all four peg holes. And then you're going to take that glue.

How much does it cost to restore an old violin?

Depending on the severity of the damage your fingerboard may need to be re-glued ($30-$50), resurfaced ($60-$75) or replaced completely ($100-$150). In most cases it’s a simple fix- the old glue is removed or scraped off and the fingerboard is reset in place.

Can you play a violin with a crack?

If the crack reaches the soundpost, the instrument’s value will be a small fraction of its normal retail. If you’re just looking for a violin that sounds good, there’s a bit of risk. If the repair work is done well, it won’t harm the sound, but you can’t really know its potential until it’s whole again.

How do you fix pegs?

Right then turn it back but remember when you turn it back don't push the peg in while you turn it that's kind of a habit right. Just just turn the peg.

Are all violin pegs the same?

There are many different styles of violin pegs, but they all do essentially the same thing: they keep the strings taut and tuned. Pegs are typically made of boxwood, rosewood, ebony, or maple. A violinist’s preference may be influenced by their own violin’s wood’s finish.

When should I replace my violin tuning pegs?

Pegs like everything else will wear out over time. You will know when your pegs need to be replaced when they no longer allow your instrument to hold a tune. They will tune but only for a short period of time before the violin slips back out of tune.

Why are my pegs slipping violin?

Violin pegs slip for two basic reasons: Unfavorable humidity conditions and improperly installed strings. Properly installed violin strings will compensate for most normal fluctuations in humidity and will enable your violin pegs to not slip.

Why won’t my violin pegs stay?

Sometimes pegs can’t keep your string in place because the peg itself has worn down and won’t grip properly in the hole. This type of problem can be eliminated by removing the peg and very gently using super fine grit sandpaper to rough up the surface.

Why is it so hard to tune a violin?

Many factors can contribute to problems with tuning: ill-fitting pegs that slip or stick; fine tuners that don’t work; old strings that have gone false. One of my adult students this week had decided to get fine tuners on all his strings to make it easier to tune.

Is piano or violin harder?

Both instruments are difficult to master, but when it comes to the start violin is much tougher. There are all sorts of awkward positions that you would need to learn.

Is violin hard to learn if you play guitar?

The consensus is that guitar is an easier instrument to learn than violin, and that it takes more practice time to get to a performance-worthy level for the violin than the guitar. Violin is more difficult because of its lack of frets and its complexity in playing techniques.

Should you loosen violin strings when not playing?

The strings should be fine providing there is no large change in temperature or humidity in the place the violin is going to be stored. If you know that the violin will be subject to changes in temperature and humidity, then it would be advised to loosen the strings.

Should you clean rosin off violin strings?

Rosin dust should always be wiped off the strings and fingerboard as well. For this purpose, it is best to use a soft cloth.

How long do violins last?

“A violin lasts over 200 years, sometimes longer, [so] market saturation is reached very quickly,” says Giorgio Grisales, Colombian-born luthier and president of the city’s ‘Antonio Stradivari’ Consortium of violin makers.