I've been meaning to restring which pegs tighten which strings for some time. I finally got around to doing it. The G-string goes to the peg closest to the nut as it is the thinnest and most flexible. The D-string goes to the next peg. The low-C (B) string in the extension goes to the third peg because that's where it's been designed to go. And the A-string goes to the peg furthest from the nut. I did this change mostly to take the sharp bend out of the A-string which used to go to the peg closest to the nut. I also did this because the D-string used to travel over the windings on the G-peg and when I tuned the D, it would slightly alter the tuning of the G and vice verse. I put some tape on the finger and thumb part of the machine and used a marker to write the name of the string it tunes. That way, I won't be turning the G-string thinking it's the A-peg and be wondering why the pitch isn't changing. Hopefully, it'll prevent a broken string until I get used to the new tuning configuration. The strings go straight up from the bridge and don't cross when it goes into the pegbox. Looks nice. While the strings were loose, I gave them a deep cleaning with methyl hydrate. It's amazing how much dirt gets in between the windings even when I wipe the strings off each time I play or rehearse. So, at the moment, I can't tell if the reconfiguration or the cleaning has improved the sound more, but it does seem to respond better and easier. More after the rehearsals on the weekend. I'll see if anyone else notices.