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Stuck or Slipping Pegs?

Posted by Anton Krutz on

Stuck or Slipping Pegs?

It’s not uncommon for pegs to either stick or slip from time to time. In hot weather months, pegs swell and are prone to stick. This can be remedied by the application of peg soap, which lubricates the peg holes and allows the pegs to turn more smoothly. In cold weather months, pegs often shrink and slip. Often, a quick fix is to make sure the string is wound close to the pegbox. If this doesn’t fix the problem, try applying peg drops – a viscous solution which helps the pegs to better grip. Pegs which continue to stick or slip despite these remedies might need to be refitted, which is a job for your local luthier.