I have been really pleased with the Ernie Ball Power Peg 4118 and can?t understand why I didn?t buy one sooner. When I ordered it I was concerned that this battery powered string winder might be a bit on the large size but that turned out not to be the case. It is reasonably substantial but no more than it needs to be making it both comfortable to hold but not unwieldy.
The universal winder head has fitted all my guitars including a Gibson Les Paul, several Ibanez guitars (6, 7 and 8 strings), a vintage Kramer and an LTD 7-string baritone. With some of my acoustic guitars the heads of tuning pegs are quite large but the winder head still manages to get enough purchase to be effective.
You activate the winder using a 2-way trigger. It?s easy to use and I haven?t had a problem using it at all, even with my sausage fingers.
Battery life has been great. I?ve wound a bunch of guitars and it?s still on its first set of batteries. The winder includes a latch to lock the trigger so when you throw it in your gig bag or whatever it doesn?t accidentally start winding and use up battery life.
Overall I?m very pleased with the Ernie Ball Power Peg and no longer dread the chore of restringing my instruments.