UNI Model String Adjuster at
THE FIDDLE SHOP
You can solve the problem with after string length and too much weight by switching to the Uni Model string adjusters by Wittner. These little fine tuners don't extend beyond the tailpiece and are small and lighter in weight than other tuners.
This is a finest quality UNI model nickel genuine Wittner fine tuner/adjuster made in Germany for 3/4 & 4/4 Violin or any size VIOLA. They're the finest tuners on the market and have the smoothest movement of all string adjusters. They can be used with loop or ball end strings, and are very easy to install. Quantity and price is for 1 individual tuner. Please purchase individually as many as you need.