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Suzanne Cox

That’s great HDuaneaz! Glad the peg dope worked well for you. I use peg dope (also known as peg compound) with all my students that bring me instruments with slipping pegs. It really does help a lot. I take off one string at a time, apply the peg dope, twist it around in the wooden hole, and then I usually bring it back out for a second coat of peg dope, and string it back up. You just need enough to lubricate the wood. I tell my students to apply a bit of peg dope each time they change a string to keep the pegs in good shape for tuning.

If you are having trouble with your pegs slipping a lot, I highly recommend getting some Peg Compound, available from our sister site, Superior Violins.

Suzanne from Violin Tutor Pro