The wittner finetune geared pegs, a “non-slip” peg solution for your viola. For proper sizing, check out our infographic. Wittner finetune geared pegs are measured by diameter at ring.
Available in different size options:
- 8.6mm Viola
- 9.2mm Viola
The pegs are also available in violin sizes here.
Wittner Finetune Peg Set includes 4 pegs
Made from composite and light alloy material, maintaining the traditional hardwood appearance demanded by professional musicians. Installed by pressing into place without glue. Peg shaft stays in place, and tuning is done by turning peg head. There is no peg/pegbox friction, and peg is not affected by climate and humidity changes.
Only the button and the geared middle section of the shaft on which the string is wound, moves. The Fine Tune pegs have an internal gearing ratio of 8:1 for precise tuning.
We recommend installation by a professional. Before placing your order, we recommend looking at the sizing chart for proper sizing.
excellent, no tailpiece fine tuners needed
I put these on my 120 year old Nippon violin. Very well made by Wittner in Germany. Have a luthier install unless you're use to working on your own instrument. Use the recommened 1:30 reamer to perfectly shape the peg holes. You can install these with traditional tailpieces that don't have fine tuners, as you no longer need fine tuners. You will be able to achieve fine tuning by using these geared peg tuners only. And somehow it gives more volume and tone. Plus your violin will look better and more professional without using tailpiece fine tuners. Works perfectly when installed properly. (be sure not to over ream for the new geared peg hole tuners so you won't have to repair.) Simply measure the existing peg where it enters the peg box on the tuner finger side. Use a caliper. Or watch the many expert installation vides on youtube and the Wittner site. Fiddlershop seems to have the best price in the U.S. I will be converting my viola & cello to these Wittner geared fine tuners, also. rdt ;)
Great service great communication and very helpful. Received my parts quickly..
Wittner Finetune Geared Viola Peg Set
I measured the pegs on my viola and ordered and received the 'correct' pegs. I found that they did not fit and I had to open the holes to make them fit. Not a big deal since I have a reamer. I have a 5 string Bellafina viola that had regular pegs that slipped and this seemed to be the answer. It is. I love them. I was able to remove all the fine tuners on the tail piece as well, which should influence the tone. It sounds great, tunes easily and doesn't slip. I'm not sure why the fitting chart didn't work in this case.
Love: second set of these pegs
I had these pegs installed on my baroque viola as with gut strings it requires frequent retuning. I loved the ease of tuning so much that I ordered another set for my modern viola. Brilliant invention!
Love these pegs
I wish I had discovered these pegs a long time ago. Tuning my large viola with aging hands is now a breeze. Ordering was easy and information on the website about these pegs is very helpful (how to measure, etc.).
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