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    MizLemon
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    I brought a new electric violin and the pegs will not stay still. I push them in as I try to tune and some times they still slip back and some times it seems as if I still cannot get the note right. Some times they all get tuned and when I reach the E string and tune that they all manage to untune themselves. I spend more time tuning then practicing. By the time I get it all together I’m tired, frustrated and give up on practicing.

    Also the bridge is now at an angle. How do I prevent that from happening?

    Thanks a bunch!

    #10143

    Hexensohn
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    Adjusting the bridge isn’t too difficult, just gently reposition it with both hands gripping it on either side. On an acoustic instrument, you’d align the bridge with the inside notches of the f holes, but I’m not sure about your electric. As for tuning, you will have to do that pretty frequently until the strings break in, but if your pegs are slipping, you may need to get a hold of some peg compound to make them stick. Alternatively, you can use chalk on the pegs to get them to stick better. Worst case scenario, you’ll need to get new pegs and have them fitted to your violin.

    #10145

    MizLemon
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    Thanks!

    #10156

    Texasfiddler
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    And the bridge leaning is from constant retuning. Once you get the compound and pegs to stick, the bridge will stay put.

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