We had a totally insane amount of rain here in Roodepoort, South Africa, this March. The most rain we've had in 10 years. What with all the rain there has been an increase in humidity. My violin did NOT like this. I sat down to tune my violin before practising one Sunday and my tuning pegs wouldn't turn. A quick Google search helped me identify the problem but there was no practical solution. No way was I going to try and bang the peg out with a hammer.
So I sat down and had a good think in the car with the aircon running (trying to shrink pegs with cold air - didn't work) and then I had a light bulb moment. You know those little silica gel sachets they put in vitamin bottles to stop the vitamin pills absorbing moisture?
|The disgruntled violin|