How to Fix Slipping Oud Pegs and Prevent Peg Slippage



In response to your numerous requests, we decided to create a video addressing the common issues with oud pegs. Here, we will discuss the problems related to oud pegs and provide some practical solutions you can try at home.


Common Oud Peg Issues


1. Pegs Too Tight


One of the most common problems is pegs being too tight and difficult to turn. To solve this, you can use face powder. Here’s how:


Apply Face Powder: Take a small amount of face powder and put it on a napkin. Then, apply the powder to the peg.

Feed the Peg: Ensure that you do not use too much powder; just enough to coat the peg lightly.

Replace the Peg: After applying the powder, replace the peg back into the oud. This method helps the peg turn smoothly without being too tight.


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2. Self-Releasing Pegs


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Another frequent issue is pegs that seem to release themselves, causing the oud to go out of tune. This is usually due to incorrect string winding. Here’s the correct method:


Correct String Winding: When wrapping the string around the peg, ensure you start close to the head of the peg. If the string is wrapped too far down, it tends to slip and release itself.

Proper Connection: Make a connection by wrapping the string tightly and close to the peg head. This will hold the string in place and prevent it from slipping.


3. Pegs Too Loose


If the pegs are too loose, they won’t hold the tension of the strings properly. In such cases, the best solution is to replace the loose peg with a new one. Here’s how:


Replace the Peg: Get a spare peg and replace the old one. This ensures that the new peg will fit snugly and hold the string tension properly.




These simple methods can help you maintain your oud pegs and prevent common issues. If you have any further questions or need more tips, feel free to reach out. Don’t forget to follow us for more useful tips and take good care of your instruments. See you in the next video!


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By sharing these tips and solutions, we hope to help you enjoy playing your oud without the frustration of peg problems. Happy playing!

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