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bee-g
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: New here and a question about the tail Button on a violin Reply with quote

I am new to violins and recived a fairly cheap one. and Understand the tail button is not glued in but is meant to be removable but should it be so lose as to tilt and not lay flat when the violin is strung and tuned?

It does not seem to be slipping completely out but acts as if the hole is much larger than the peg of the tail button.
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DonLeister
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like it is poorly fit, it should be pretty snug.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the button and the hole are tapered like the pegs in the head, to fix that you will need to take it to someone, to make the fit work .
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Temporary fix Reply with quote

On the other hand, for the time being, you could wrap a small strip of Kraft paper around the button, and stick it back in there. It doesn't take much paper, it is utterly reversible, and does no harm whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On the other hand, for the time being, you could wrap a small strip of Kraft paper around the button, and stick it back in there. It doesn't take much paper, it is utterly reversible, and does no harm whatsoever


will do that if it seems to be slipping more at least till I find funds to take it to a shop that does repairs.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bee-g wrote:
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On the other hand, for the time being, you could wrap a small strip of Kraft paper around the button, and stick it back in there. It doesn't take much paper, it is utterly reversible, and does no harm whatsoever


will do that if it seems to be slipping more at least till I find funds to take it to a shop that does repairs.

Do that right now, because the lose endpin could cause damage on the lower block and ribs, besides the problem with tuning. You can use masking tape, too. If you need just one layer of it, do that and leave as is, but if you put two layers or more, you should fit new endpin (if you do not need rebushing of endpin hole).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet and Franciscus are right. It isn't going to heal itself and a small problem can become big if you do nothing.
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