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You must have a vintage Martin 1T because the newer ones have a tie bar bridge and don't use bridge pins at all. From your question: I tried seeing if it actually was small enough to even fit into space between the side of the hole and the side of the pin. It couldn't - it seemed to hang up on the bottom edge of the hole. That is what it is supposed ...


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The pin itself is held in the bridge by friction, but the pin holds the string by obstruction. The groove in the pin should be wide enough for the string and any knot which secures the string to its ball-end. Once installed, the ball-end is pulled right up to the underside of the body and cannot move further because the pin is in the way.


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Several points. If you are sure the friction tuning pin is not slipping then what is happening could be one of the following things. 1) The knot at the bridge may be loose. Be sure the knot has enough turns around itself to prevent slipping. 2) Sounds like you have the correct amount of turns around the tuning peg. Failure to have enough wraps will ...


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It would be a more expensive upgrade, but do you know about PegHeds? They are actual geared tuners (like a banjo or guitar tuner) that have the external appearance of traditional friction pegs. The PegHeds company website doesn't have a lot of detailed information, but your local musical instrument repair person may have information on PegHeds for ukulele. ...


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On a friction ukulele tuning peg, the standard solution to slipping of the peg (not holding the tuning tension) is to tighten the screw at the end of the peg button. Other things to check are to be sure your string has enough turns around the post so that the string itself is not slipping on the tuning post as well as a proper knot at the bridge to be ...



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