W.E. Hill Peg Composition (Made in England) is the best known compound for keeping pegs from sticking. This is what we use at Fiddlershop on all of our newly installed/adjusted pegs. Surprisingly this works a lot better than other peg compounds we have tested. In easier words; Fiddlerman recommended!!
"The original Hill composition for pegs which have ceased to turn smoothly. - To be applied sparingly"
Red Iron Oxide
Might struggle at first, but this really helps with you pegs :) Once you start using it more and more, it’ll become easier to apply
No more sticking pegs!
If only I had known this existed a long time ago! Works wonders and a little goes a long way!
If you're not using this, you should be.
I've always wondered why the violins I've purchased from Fiddlershop for others tune so easily, when my personal violin pegs stick and slip. Well, this is why. I put on a new set of strings and applied this peg compound to the pegs, turning them to distribute the compound in the holes, and voila (not viola), my pegs hold and turn without sticking. I can finally tune my violin one handed while bowing, like I'm supposed to be able to. Thanks, guys.
W.E. Hill Peg Compound
I used the peg compound for the first time and have only changed the strings on my violin by myself twice now. Yes, this compound was so easy to use and made the pegs so much easier to turn and tune and stay in place!
Now my pegs don't slip!
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