Slipping Pegs. Open Seams. CRACKS! Low Bridges. Angry Wolf Tones.
We go over common humidity issues and how to keep your instrument and bow happy and humid.
Have you opened your case and found an explosion of broken bow hair?
Here we chat about bow bugs.
Here we discuss the common causes of slipping pegs and offer some helpful solutions.
Posted on: 15 MAR 2016
Does it sound like you've broken your vibrato? Does your bow stroke feel like you're driving down the rumble strip on the highway when playing certain notes? You may have found a wolf tone! Here we discuss what a wolf tone is and how they are suppressed.
Here we discuss the rise of imitation strings on the market and how to avoid purchasing them.
Posted on 25 MAY 2021
Sandpaper, house keys, paper clips, kitchen knives...We've heard of a number of different ways
customers start their new rosin. Here we discuss the best method to start a new rosin.
Posted on: 1 MARCH 2022
Have you discovered a buzz on your instrument? Here are some common causes of buzzes and tips for easy fixes at home.
Posted on: 10 MAR 2021
We find a lot of customers have questions about the hair on their bows.
Here we answer some of the more common questions customers have about their bow hair.
Posted on: 23 MAY 2019
Finger tapes can be a wonderful way for players to learn note locations on the fingerboard, but they can also cause some issues. Here we discuss the mechanics of those problems and a simple solution.
Posted on: 31 JAN 2020
A Long List of the Most Common Problems Caused by Low Humidity Levels.
A quick chat about what we know (or don't know) about disinfecting a string instrument or bow during the COVID-19 crisis.
Posted on: 30 JULY 2020; Updated on 5/1/2021