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In my quest to broaden my knowledge via this site and my local auction house I've today purchased another cheap beauty.  Nicely set up and sounds sweet.  Not sure about the plastic pegs. What are they? They work very well but I would be concerned about their effect on the tonality.  Lovely varnish and seems to be a decent quality fiddle. 

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7 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

Standard issue Markneukirchen. Is it a full sized violin, or do you just have big hands?

4/4.  LOB: 358mm

 

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12 minutes ago, FiddleDoug said:

Plastic pegs? Why do you think they are plastic? Are they geared pegs like Whittners?

Yes moulded plastic.  Very smooth and easy to turn.  Peg has 2 parts.  Hard to photograph but see pic below. 

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The plastic pegs shouldn't have an effect on the sound. The only things I can think that they may affect could be mass at the pegbox/scroll causing unwanted vibration perhaps. But even then I don't think they are that much lighter than ebony or boxwood? 

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17 minutes ago, FiddleDoug said:

Are they internally geared pegs like Wittners?

I assume so as they don't seem to rely on friction to stay put. 

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That's just your basic coffin case dressed up. I knew a guy who did all kinds of paint jobs on these things.

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10 minutes ago, deans said:

That's just your basic coffin case dressed up. I knew a guy who did all kinds of paint jobs on these things.

Inlaid not painted but correct it's nothing special. 

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32 minutes ago, Byrdbop said:

Inlaid not painted but correct it's nothing special. 

Bah! Bite your tongue!

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1 hour ago, pjham said:

Are they Knilling Perfection Pegs?

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Correct!  Rather good but I'm not  convinced plastic should be a component of any violin.  

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8 minutes ago, Byrdbop said:

Correct!  Rather good but I'm not  convinced plastic should be a component of any violin.  

You are correct.

Please remain unconvinced.

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" I'm not  convinced plastic should be a component of any violin. "

The geared pegs are more or less a "premium" item. If you are really convinced about plastic not being a part of a violin, you can get rid of the nylon tailgut, and synthetic cored strings while you're at it.

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On 7/29/2019 at 4:00 PM, Byrdbop said:

Correct!  Rather good but I'm not  convinced plastic should be a component of any violin.  

 

6 hours ago, FiddleDoug said:

" I'm not  convinced plastic should be a component of any violin. "

The geared pegs are more or less a "premium" item. If you are really convinced about plastic not being a part of a violin, you can get rid of the nylon tailgut, and synthetic cored strings while you're at it.

I agree with Doug.

IMHO, planetary geared pegs are a positive innovation, as are synthetic cored strings and synthetic tailguts, and should be considered as an enhancement.  :)

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3 hours ago, Violadamore said:

 

I agree with Doug.

IMHO, planetary geared pegs are a positive innovation, as are synthetic cored strings and synthetic tailguts, and should be considered as an enhancement.  :)

Love you but no. Good old ebony pegs. Rosewood if you want to be fancy.

plastic.

no.

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2 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

Love you but no. Good old ebony pegs. Rosewood if you want to be fancy.

plastic.

no.

Are you sure that your tailpiece adjusters or endleg don’t contain any synthetics?

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