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  Ukulele World :: Tuner Types
The first tuning pegs found on the old ukuleles were simply a round tapered piece of wood with a knob carved on one end of it and a slit to hold the string on the other end.
As you have already found, the weakest part of the vintage ukuleles are the tuning pegs with the tiny tightening screws, and the easily broken plastic tuning knobs.
The best friction tuning pegs also require a bottom recess, and do not depend on the friction between the knob and the headstock to hold the tension of the ukulele string, but have two friction chambers to hold the strings.
www.ukuleleworld2.com /pages.php?pageid=11   (544 words)

  
 NOMAD FIDDLES
Although you should tune your violin each time before you play, if you find that the violin is frequently coming out of tune while you play, then contact us.
Tuning pegs are made out of wood and are carefully matched with the hole in the headstock of the violin.
Since the pegs are wood, they are subject to the amount of moisture in the air.
www.nomadfiddles.com /faq.html   (749 words)

  
  How to tune a violin?
There are 2 ways to tune a violin: tuning pegs or fine tuners (also called string adjusters).
Tuning pegs are used for tuning when the string is at least a half note out of tune while the fine tuners are used when the string is less than a half note out of tune.
Tuning pegs are tapered hence the inward pressure will ensure that they stay in position once released.
store.musicbasics.com /howtotunviol.html   (841 words)

  
  Viola Heaven --- Tuning Peg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
A tuning peg is used to hold a string in the pegbox of a stringed instrument.
Modern pegs for violin family instruments have conical shafts, turned to a 30:1 taper, changing in diameter by 1 mm over a distance of 30 mm.
When this happens, or when the pegs have sunk in too far, new pegs are in order, perhaps along with bushings for their holes.
www.violaheaven.com /peg.html   (252 words)

  
  Slipping Pegs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
If the pegs and box are shaped to the same angle, there will be little problem of the pegs slipping and you will find it a lot easier to tune and stay in tune.
Of all the bluegrass instruments, the pegs are the Achilles' heel of the fiddle.
Pegs are generally made out of ebony and the peg box is maple, both hard woods but ebony is the most dense of the two.
www.jaybuckey.com /slipping_pegs.htm   (1324 words)

  
 How to Tune Your Violin
Tuning pegs are used for tuning when the string is at least a half note out of tune while the fine tuners are used when the string is less than a half note out of tune.
In order to keep the tuning pegs from slipping, you will need to apply inward pressure on the tuning pegs toward the violin head as you turn the tuning peg, but not using so much force that you may damage the peg hole.
Tuning pegs are tapered hence the inward pressure will ensure that they stay in position once released.
www.kkmusicstore.com /ebay/tuneviolin.htm   (1158 words)

  
 Guitar string tuning system - Patent 5696341
It should be understood that the tuning pegs 24 are coupled to the mounting stems 30 in a manner known in the art such that rotation of the tuning stem 30 causes rotation of the respectively coupled tuning peg 24.
The direction of rotation of the tuning stem 30 corresponds to a direction of rotation of the tuning peg 24 to either tighten or loosen the associated string 22 along the neck 14 and body 12 of the guitar 10.
Thus, as the knob 26 is rotated, the peg 24 likewise rotates to loosen or tighten the strings.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5696341.html   (2012 words)

  
 Tuning peg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tuning peg is used to hold a string in the pegbox of a stringed instrument.
Modern pegs for violin family instruments have conical shafts, turned to a 30:1 taper, changing in diameter by 1 mm over a distance of 30 mm.
Pegs for acoustic bass and guitar family instruments are usually geared, and are called machine heads.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuning_peg   (312 words)

  
 New Page
Of course this assumes that the piano is in tune.
If you try and tune the bass to the piano thinking that they are exactly the same, you would be trying to tune the bass an octave higher than where it should be.
With a tuning fork, you are tuning one string, usually the 4th or 3rd, then tuning all of the other strings to that one.
home.san.rr.com /jahome/bass/Tuning.htm   (1461 words)

  
 Tuning Primer
Tuning is accomplished by adjusting the tension on the strings, using the tuning pegs near the scroll, and by using the fine tuners near the tailpiece.
This file might be helpful to those who are becoming accustomed to tuning their instrument, and who prefer the convenience of hearing a reference pitch while using the tuning pegs to bring their instrument approximately in tune.
Pegs which are well fitted and maintained operate very smoothly, and can be used to tune the fiddle quite accurately.
home.cogeco.ca /~scottythefiddler/Tuning_Primer.html   (1744 words)

  
 Tuning your Hammered Dulcimer
Because the tuning pegs are so sensitive to the slightest nudge of the wrench, many people find it easier to tune a string just a little sharp and then bring the string down to pitch by placing their forefinger on the string they just tuned sharp and pressing down with a moderate amount of force.
If you're tuning relatively, pick a note that seems to be "average", i.e., a string that seems generally in tune with the rest of the instrument.
So, if we've tuned the "A" on the right hand side of the treble bridge, the "E" on the left hand side of the treble bridge is automatically in tune.
www.folkcraft.com /tuninghd.html   (1060 words)

  
 Fretless Finger Guides
Tuning your violin and tuning your fiddle is one of the most important things for a beginning student to learn to do, and the first step to successful violin or fiddle playing.
Tuning pegs are used for tuning when the string is at least a half note out of tune.
Tuning pegs are tapered, so the inward pressure will ensure that they stay in position when released.
www.fretlessfingerguides.com /violin_tuner.html   (1028 words)

  
 Tuning: ViolinTips.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
When we tune the open strings of the violin, we move up toward the desired pitch from a lower pitch: in other words, we tighten the string until it is in tune.
Because the pegs are held in place only by friction, you must turn the peg and push it toward the peg box simultaneously when you are tuning.
If your pegs are slipping, apply a small amount of rosin to the peg at the point where it fits into the pegbox by drawing the hair of the bow across the peg.
www.violintips.com /info/tuning.html   (1668 words)

  
 Violin/Fiddle: Tuning & Tuning Tools How to Tune a Violin
The pegs are turned counterclockwise on the G and D strings to bring up to pitch...and clockwise to lower in pitch...and the A and E strings are tuned the opposite...on the other side of the peghead...counterclockwise to lower pitch and clockwise to tune up the pitch...
A = 440 is the default...and, is the calibration to use for tuning your A string on your violin.
Tuning your violin: The wooden pegs on your violin are susceptible to moving slightly...they are 1:1 ratio based on friction to hold tuning...therefore, the slipping you've described is normal.
www.folkofthewood.com /page2654.htm   (2113 words)

  
 The Peghead
To be a reliable joint there has to be a carefully made match between the surfaces of the peg and the hole, with just the right amount of taper to encourage proper seating.
Peg dopes, soaps, and ointments are well-known to violinists and violin repair people.
But if enough material has been left on the peg shaft to allow it, a repair person may be able to gently resize the peg and/or its hole to give it a better seat.
members.tripod.com /smib/pegs.htm   (1468 words)

  
 How to Tune a Sitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
A sitar can be tuned a variety of ways and can be tuned to different keys usually from B to D. A fairly standard tuning is the key of C; however, certain performers such as Ravi Shankar tune their sitars to C#.
When tuning it is a good idea to find the C note using a tuner or other instrument (guitar, piano, etc.) and tune these strings 1st.
The tuning of the sympathetic strings can vary but basically you typically want to tune these strings to the same scale or to the same notes of the raga that you are playing.
www.joerizzo.com /sitar/Tuning_A_Sitar.htm   (1348 words)

  
 How to tune a viola?
There are 2 ways to tune a viola: tuning pegs or fine tuners (also called string adjusters).
Since the tuning will cause enough movement of the strings and sway the bridge, you need to make sure the bridge continues to stay perpendicular to the viola surface while being tuned.
In order to keep the tuning pegs from slipping, you will need to apply inward pressure on the tuning pegs toward the viola head as you turn the tuning peg.
www.musicbasic.com /howtotuneviola.html   (841 words)

  
 Fitting Tuning Pegs
Do this by inserting the peg in the tapered hole and turning it until the hole burnishes a seated "land" on the peg shaft.
Test the peg to see if the lines are wiped off equally when the peg is twisted in its hole.
The object here is to work a generous amount of the peg dope into the wood of the peg and the inside of the hole in the peghead.
www.bearmeadow.com /build/methods/setup/html/installing-peg.html   (707 words)

  
 banjo tuning pegs
There is no 5th peg in the ABM range, so for a matching 5th choose Schaller B5 or Saga P142 - they have buttons that closely match the ABM.
string positions to function as normal tuning pegs and as "D" tuners with adjustable upper and lower tuning stops.
These pegs are essential for playing The fancy tuning solos invented by Earl Scruggs and Bill Keith.
www.halshawmusic.co.uk /pegs.html   (583 words)

  
 Guitar Lesson World: Lesson 2 - Stringing / Tuning
Peg Tool: Attached to many string winders is a peg tool that allows you to easily remove the pegs from an acoustic guitar.
Seven string guitars are tuned the same way as a six string except that they have an additional low B string.
You can tune it by matching the low E string to the 5th fret of the low B string.
www.guitarlessonworld.com /lessons/lesson2.htm   (749 words)

  
 How to tune a guitar / Trap of The Tempered Third   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Tuning is simplified by the fact that the strings are set a fifth apart - an interval that has been been barely shifted by the system of equal temperament.
Thereafter, once I had the guitar roughly in tune using the 5th-fret method, I would try to 'fine tune' it by tweaking the B, G and D strings until their G major triad sounded 'just right', and then I'd tune the G chord notes on the other three strings to match them.
I was tuning that B note to sound as harmonious as possible with the G and D notes of the 3rd and 4th strings, respectively.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/WarrenAllen/tuning.htm   (3315 words)

  
 Tuning mechanism options
Traditional tuning pegs are held in position with a 1:30 taper, just like that of a violin peg.
A violin peg shaft is too thin to withstand the sideways tension of the hurdy-gurdy string, and the head of the violin peg is an uncomfortable shape to use with a tourne á gauche, the traditional wrench used by hurdy-gurdy players to obtain fine adjustment.
Oversized heads for tuning pegs were introduced on the Minstrel as part of the Marcello Bono Signature Model.
www.hurdygurdy.com /products/opt_tuningmech.htm   (744 words)

  
 Banjo Hangout Discussion Forums - Installing New Tuning Pegs?
My original tuning pegs apparently have a fair amount of "slack" in them and, I can't eliminate it by simply tightening up the knurled screws at the base of the buttons.
If the new Keith tuning pegs are the same size as the existing holes, then the fit will be fairly easy.
I have found when fitting pegs etc that you may need to enlarge the holes slightly.
www.banjohangout.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=73113   (460 words)

  
 CyberfretBass.com - Basic tuning for electric bass
Even though you could use the following tuning method without first tuning your 4th string, we are going to tune the bass to standard pitch in this lesson.
The closer you are to being in tune, the further away the notes will crash.
Never turn the tuning pegs unless the note is ringing.
www.cyberfretbass.com /first-fret/basic-tuning/index.php   (311 words)

  
 Music - EnchantedLearning.com
Label the parts of a double French horn, including the mouthpiece, rotary valves, valve levers (keys), tuning slide, B flat thumb valve, pinky rest, and bell.
Label the parts of a violin, including the belly, bridge, bow, chin rest, F-hole, fine tuners, fingerboard, four strings, frog, scroll, tail piece, and tuning pegs.
Label the parts of a violin, including the belly, bridge, bow, chin rest, F-hole, fine tuners, fingerboard, frog, scroll, tail piece tuning pegs, and the G, D, A, and E strings.
www.enchantedlearning.com /music   (691 words)

  
 Geared Pegs, do they work in the long run?
I've heard that Peghead pegs, for their first fitting, need to be threaded into the hole (wood) of the pegbox, causing a certain amount of damage to the wood (although the amount might be small).
However, at first the pegs were slipping-causing a bit of consternation before orchestra rehearsal--until I had a chance to re-read this thread and learn to push the peg in as I turned it.
One violinist was struggling to tune her instrument during a studio class, and the exasperated teacher walked over and tuned it for her.
www.violinist.com /discussion/response.cfm?ID=5677   (8279 words)

  
 Alternate Tuning Gizmos
He also smoothed out the holes in my Grover tuning pegs with a file and some very fine sandpaper so I'll be less likely to break strings when retuning.
They're perfect for tunings that drop the bass pitches and keep the trebles close to standard, such as dropped-D (D A D G B E) and open C (C G C G C E).
Keith tuning pegs (Beacon Banjo Co., PO Box 597, Woodstock, NY 12498) work similarly, except that they can be installed in place of any or all of the guitar's tuning pegs, making possible a mind-boggling number of instant tuning combinations.
www.tejagerken.com /Article_Folder/tuning_gizmos.html   (870 words)

  
 Cyberfret.com: Tuning the guitar with harmonics
Once you have learned basic guitar tuning, the next step is to use natural harmonics to help you tune.
The advantage of this tuning method is that you will hear both notes ringing at the same time while you are turning the tuning pegs.
This method of tuning assumes that your 6th string is in tune.
www.cyberfret.com /first-fret/tuning-with-harmonics/index.php   (172 words)

  
 Coog Dulcimers
This dulcimer is nearly all walnut with recycled beech tuning pegs.
The pegs used to be tenons on a junked early-American style pine trestle table.
It is fl walnut, except for the fingerboard (Philippine mahogany) and tuning pegs (recycled maple violin pegs).
www.cooginstruments.com /dulcimer-trad-hglass-gallery.htm   (1779 words)

  
 GuitarParts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
The headstock is composed of the wood it's constructed from and tuning pegs.
The tuning pegs work with the bridge to keep the right pitch in the strings.
Also, the tuning pegs allow the player to change the tuning to whatever he or she would like.
academic.uofs.edu /student/PUSATERIJ3/GtrParts.html   (320 words)

  
 Players Vintage Instruments
tuning pegs work great and this baby is set up beautifully and sounds fantastic.
tuning pegs and even the cool screw on strap holders on the side by the neck and at the
Sounds great tuned as a tenor C G D A but also shines tuned down an octave below a mandolin at G D A E. Fine dark sunburst spruce top with one repaired hairline coming down from the bass f-hole and a small patch where a knob must have been.
www.vintageinstruments.com /tenors.html   (2628 words)

  
 Tuning Pegs @ First Quality Music
Banjo keys have 3/8' peg hole shaft (#55 has a 9/32" shaft, Schallers have a.390 [10mm] shaft).
Geared 5th pegs have a tapered mounting shaft.
Regular pegs have a 4:1 gear ratio, 5th string tuners have an 8:1 ratio.
www.fqms.com /Tuning_Pegs_C1265.cfm   (201 words)

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