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.
If you look at the violin pictured here, inside the F-Hole you might notice something that slightly resembles a tiny ear of corn.
Thankfully it's not corn in there, but many players might prefer corn to this alternative.
Any guesses as to what IS in there?
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
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.
Shopping for gifts for string players isn't always easy. Here we offer some gift ideas for your favorite string musician.
Violinist and former restorer at Lashof Violins, Charlotte, reviews 5 popular E Strings.
Have you opened your case and found an explosion of broken bow hair?
Here we chat about bow bugs.
Slipping Pegs. Open Seams. CRACKS! Low Bridges. Angry Wolf Tones.
We go over common humidity issues and the best humidifiers to keep your instrument and bow happy and humid.
How to Clean Your Instrument During a Pandemic
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