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If anyone uses "Hill" type tuners, could i request an image from the side showing the mechanism and how it works?  odd request i know, but i can't figure it out from a catalog image so maybe if it is in use, i'll understand it.  thanks.

6 Responses
Posted: November 29, 2011
Last Comment: December 3, 2011

Posted: December 3, 2011
Very unusual fine tuner there. It looks to me like the middle wheel is a "lock" and once you loosen it up, you might be able to tune with the top one, and then use the middle one to lock it down again. Just from the picture - I'm guessing here - first impression.

Personally I'd take my violin to a qualified luther and have them replace those with the modern versions that are outstanding. I have the newer ones and love them to pieces. it shouldn't be too expensive to have done. And you could upgrade the bridge, and strings if you like and maybe improve the instrument even more. Just a thought having no knowledge of your violin.

I have dealt with Kennedy Violins and been very impressed with their work - set up, etc. It takes time to ship the instrument to them but they're very talented if you don't have a violin technician nearby.

Posted: December 1, 2011

wow.  I thought they were more popular than that.  I thought Someone would have one.  they look less clunky than the regular fine tuners and maybe would do less damage if the bridge were to fall.  And- I'm an engineer and I like to see how things work. ;)

Posted: December 1, 2011
Nobody can post a video of how they work because hardly anyone uses these type of tuners Karen :)

if you have these types of tuners then you will have to order strings which have a 'loop' at the end and not a 'ball', you will then 'hook' the loop over the little bit (hook) that you see sticking up from the tuner which will get closer or further away from the bridge as you turn the screw on the tuner clockwise or anticlockwise, which will pull or loosen your string in response.

I hope I am making sense to you LOL

in a few words: do not bother buying this type of tuner LOL LOL

Posted: December 1, 2011
Karen & Beth, I found this in an idle moment when I should have been doing paperwork!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: December 1, 2011
I don't think any of us know what those are. My husband has heard of Hill style pegs, which have a certain shaped head, but are you talking about fine tuners? Can you scan the photo and post it?

Posted: November 30, 2011

Anyone?  Beuller?  Beuller?

(for those that don't understand, it's a quote from the move Ferris Beuller's Day Off.)