One of the largest classroom challenges facing a music educator today is tuning the elementary orchestra.
Would seem simple, but with friction pegs that slip due to changes in humidity and temperature this becomes a momentous task which can take up to half the class time.
Most players will admit that tuning with traditional friction pegs leaves considerable room for improvement. Friction pegs slip or stick depending on humidity and temperature. String adjusters help with fine tuning, but add mass and erode tonal vibrance. A lasting solution to these problems begins with innovation with an eye towards tradition.
The use of a tuning peg is not new. The use of a geared mechanism is not new. Combine the two and you have something revolutionary. The Perfection Planetary Peg combines synthetic material with geared technology to create a peg which is resistant to humidity and temperature; holding its string to create consistent tuning and allow for increased playing time, not tuning time.
“I had heard that they were very good…but I hadn’t really experienced any until I actually received some in our rental program. I was just pretty much blown away with the ease of how the pegs turn and how well they hold a pitch. One of the most amazing things I noticed was that you could actually get that E string perfectly in tune very easily without any fine-tuners. It’s great.”
Damon D. Conn, Twinsburg City Schools, Twinsburg, OH