The Hidersine Hiderpaste is a useful companion for student string players. It is a multi-purpose peg paste, which prevents both the slipping and binding of temperamental violin, viola and cello pegs.
Hidersine Hiderpaste comes in a round, flat tin to keep your compound fresh. It can be easily stored in most cases.
Hidersine Hiderpaste is made in England.
The Hidersine Hiderpaste serves two different (and almost conflicting) purposes. It both lubricates the peg shaft so it turns easily in the pegbox and provides friction to keep the pegs from slipping with the force of string tension.
Without the proper amount of friction to hold the peg in place, a tuning peg will tend to slip, making a tuning setting virtually impossible to maintain. String instruments with pegs that are slipping can be tuned briefly, but will be out of tune within minutes as soon as the peg slips again. With too much friction, adjusting the tuning at all is impossible. Tuning pegs that are well fitted and properly coated will both turn smoothly throughout an entire rotation and hold firmly wherever the player wishes.