New Wittner-Peg Ultra


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Has anyone tried these new Wittner tuning pegs yet? If so, please tell us about them.

The advert in Strad shows a standard looking peg made from a synthetic material which "has multiple advantages over traditional wooden pegs". Not least of which, is the fact that no "tropical wood" is used.

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Thanks Captain,

it's a pity that the catalogue does not give more information than "high tech"composite material.

Does not say so much. What is interesting is that the peg can be shaped by a normal (standard ) peg shaver. Assuming that my interpretation is correct. Why is it called ULTRA?

Does anyone have more info about this new type of peg?

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I contacted Wittner about the new pegs and peg shaper.  I

inquired about the weight of a 4/4 peg.  Here is the

reply:

With pleasure we learned that you're

interested in our pegs and the peg shapers. The weight of

our

Peg ULTRA for violin 4/4 and 3/4 is

approx. 4,9 g (= 0,0108 lb).

 

It's unfortunately not possible to buy peg

and peg shaper directly from us, since we supply

wholesalers

only and have already set up our

distribution system in your country.

 

Therefore we kindly ask you to contact one

of our customers for delivery. Below please find the

addresses

of our US-customers carrying the peg and the

shaper (Not all of our US-customers are carrying the

peg

already, since it's really

brandnew).

 

Eastman Accessories, Inc.  

     

  Tel. 240-631 1955

8637 Grovemont

Circle  Fax

800-689 1958

USA - Gaithersburg, MD

20877  

email: "mailto:info@eastmanaccessories.com">info@eastmanaccessories.com

 

 

International

Violin

Tel. 410-832 2525

Company,

Ltd.  

Fax 410-832 2528

USA - Baltimore, Maryland

21209-2187

 

 

Summerhays Music

Center

Tel. 801-226 1760

1006 South State

Street  

Fax 801-224 2691

USA - Orem, UT

84097

email: "mailto:briant@summerhaysmusic.com">briant@summerhaysmusic.com

 

 

Vitali Import Company

Inc.

Tel. 800-325 8154

13020 Whittier

Blvd.

Fax 562-698 2429

USA - Whittier, Ca

90602-3045

email: "mailto:contact@vitaliimport.com">contact@vitaliimport.com

 

 

We're sure they'll supply you at favourable

conditions.

 

In case you need any further assistance

please do not hesitate to contact us again.

 

Sincerely yours

 

Wittner GmbH & Co.KG

Sabrina Wittner
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I saw this peg shaver and pegs at the NAMM show earlier this year.

The peg shaver worked extremely well with the synthetic pegs. The

shaver comes with sleeves so that varying sizes of peg shafts can

be shaved. I think the "ultra" applies to the extremely (and I mean

extremely) fine shavings that can be produced when shaving the

synthetic pegs.  The synthetic pegs were nice looking for a

non wood pegs but I doubt anyone would want them on a fine

violin.

I did not see the peg shaver used with wooden pegs.

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