Why do contrabasses have tuned tuners

Why don't violins have tuners?

Maybe you just never noticed her?

I'd guess someone trying to sell a violin with a head like a classical guitar can't sell it in a very, very traditional market.

So ... what did you do instead?
They have tuned Tuners manufactured that look just like normal tuning pegs - with the added bonus that you can swap them into any existing instrument without modification.

You just can't tell the difference at a glance.

Normal pen? No, gear pin ...

Image by PegHeads

There are several manufacturers - including Knilling & Wittner

Imo, Knilling has the best page to read about the reasons behind the idea.


Well ... the "point" is ... someone asked a question to which here is one of several possible answers - one of which can become the "accepted answer" ... you've been here a while, you know how it works ... vote or vote, give your own answer if you have one ... otherwise don't comment.

General annoyance

While that's all well and good, I'd like to point out that this doesn't come close at all to the standard setup. Playing the violin for almost a decade and I've never come across one. Now it's possible that I just missed it (honestly can't tell from the picture) but I don't think this answers the question Why Gear tuners aren't the standard.