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I have a Scherl and Roth 3/4 violin I am working on for a local youth program (charity) and am wondering if it is possible to replace a single Caspari-style peg (E string) instead of rebushing the whole peg box to return it to friction pegs. The E string caspari-style peg runs out of thread at an Eb and wont hold with fine tuner adjustments either. All the other pegs are working fine (despite being Caspari!)

Any advice would be welcome as I'd like to get this instrument back into a student's hands quickly and cheaply.

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49 minutes ago, Lindsayb said:

I have a Scherl and Roth 3/4 violin I am working on for a local youth program (charity) and am wondering if it is possible to replace a single Caspari-style peg (E string) instead of rebushing the whole peg box to return it to friction pegs. The E string caspari-style peg runs out of thread at an Eb and wont hold with fine tuner adjustments either. All the other pegs are working fine (despite being Caspari!)

Any advice would be welcome as I'd like to get this instrument back into a student's hands quickly and cheaply.

Couldn't you cut some of the slack from the E string to help it make up for the deficit? 

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2 hours ago, Lindsayb said:

I have a Scherl and Roth 3/4 violin I am working on for a local youth program (charity) and am wondering if it is possible to replace a single Caspari-style peg (E string) instead of rebushing the whole peg box to return it to friction pegs. The E string caspari-style peg runs out of thread at an Eb and wont hold with fine tuner adjustments either. All the other pegs are working fine (despite being Caspari!)

Any advice would be welcome as I'd like to get this instrument back into a student's hands quickly and cheaply.

Actually, now that I think of it, I thing you will find the Caspari bushing has come unglued.  Remove the peg, and you will see a fiber bushing where the 2 sides of the peg were contacting.  Reglue that bushing and you may be okay.

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Jerry's probably right -- check for an unglued bushing.  The main causes that I've found for Caspari peg slippage is the adjusting screw too loose or an unglued bushing.  These are both easy to fix.  Trickier is when the E string slips into the gap between the parts of the peg.  (The other three strings are too thick to do this.)  Then I rewind the string on the peg shaft away from the gap, but it seems like it will easily slip back in if the string isn't wound on the peg just right.

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