The Cello Posture Peg, or Stringvision Keypeg as its sometimes known as, is in use by thousands of cellists worldwide.
It is usually requested by professional cellists who play a lot and enjoy the freedom of better posture without the C and G pegs protruding as they normally do. The function of Keypeg is to allow the cellist greater head movement and freedom by the removal of peg handles. The Cello Posture Peg is inserted into the headstock in place of the standard pegs. No modification to the cello is required. Two keys, with a keyring are provided which are used to tune the cello.
Cello Posture Peg installation:
Installation is like that of a standard friction peg, though a very sharp adjustable peg shaver is probably better for measuring the camber of the existing peg. The large end of the peg is 14.3 mm, in case there is a question about re-bushing. There are basic installation directions that come with the product. Some cellists may think they are doing something irreversible to their cello when inquiring, so it’s probably good to mention that “no alteration is made to the cello or scroll itself, and the original pegs can easily be replaced as easily as replacing a string”. It is recommended that a luthier fits the pegs to ensure proper functioning.
The pegs are African Blackwood with a steel insert, and the keys are a moulded high impact styrene with the a steel tuning shaft and also a handy key ring.