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Williamwilkanowski

PLEASE Help Me Find a Fine Tuner!

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Here is a picture of a similar violin to mine: https://maestronet.com/forum/uploads/monthly_04_2013/post-48427-0-23085400-1367176304.jpg

I currently only have the original, gold E-fine tuner, and NEED AN A FINE TUNER, however don't want the bulky and amateurish-looking fine tuner seen here: https://hpgmusical.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1000x1000/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/i/micro-afinador-violino-dourado-fixo-cremona_1__2.jpg

I use EVAH GOLDS and DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE MY TAILPIECE.

What are my options?

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One option would be to SELL YOUR VIOLIN and buy one THAT HAS A PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING A FINE TUNER already installed. Then you could use EVAH GOLDS, and you won't have to CHANGE YOUR TAILPIECE.

That is one option. :D

Another option would be to buy a set of 4 fine tuners that you like and use 2 of them.

 

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Any decent violin shop, either brick and mortar or online, will have a variety of choices in both design and color.

But I'm with Cooper, you should not need more than one for the e, perhaps your pegs need some work.

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Do you want tuners on all four strings?  The Evah gold strings are really not meant for tuners on the G.D,A. Most forlks just have a tuner on the top string for Viola and Violin.  If you want them on all four I would change the tailpiece for one with built in tuners.

DLB

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I'm trying to think if I've ever seen attachable tuners, besides the clunky ones you pictured, that will accommodate a thick ball end of a synthetic string.

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3 hours ago, henrypeacham said:

IMHO Wittner fine tuners are best in terms of manufacturing and machining quality.

Wittner Fine Tuners

"Hill" styles. Also color choices, ball or loop, etc.

I agree.  Nice, Hill style fine tuners - plus since it's coming from Johnson Strings, per the link, you'll also start getting their catalog.  There'll be lots of tempting eye candy to enjoy. 

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1 hour ago, Barry J. Griffiths said:

You can try one of these: they’re called Piccolo tuners

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Assuming a Ball A... (pretty sure they don't offer a loop A?) something similar to this style would be the best way to go with out changing your tailpiece. If you want to take the ball off and use a loop fine tuner (not really the best way to go) I would recommend the Gotz over the Wittner. Wittner does make one similar to this, believe its called a uni tuner for ball or loop, haven't used one, someone else can probably comment on how well they work.

The other question is why is the A proving so difficult that you need a fine tuner, but not the G & D? 

 

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I second the recommendation for the Götz tuner (if you use a loop A string).

If you are planning on continuing to use a ball A string and want a fine tuner that will not modify the afterlength, then use this one from Stradpet:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/New-Arrival-Stradpet-violin-built-in-titanium-fine-tuner-set-for-BALL-end-string-Violin-and/1703074_32818007426.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.1fc7751bT6w2h5

If you don't mind having a couple small holes drilled in your tailpiece, then you could have your luthier install 2 of these, for your A and E strings:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/STRADPET-Built-in-Titanium-Lever-Fine-Tuner-Set-for-Violin-one-tuner-with-its-screws-Violin/1703074_32837208885.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.1fc7751bT6w2h5

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