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Why You Should Start Your Child on a Franz Hoffmann

Monday, September 09, 2016

Beginnings are critical, right? If you’ve ever grown a vegetable garden before, you know what I mean by this: starting right mean your garden will yield better results later on. You have to sow your seeds at the perfect time, with the right amount of…

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New at SHAR - Fall 2016: Cello and Bass Strings, Electrics, Accessories, and Cases!

Saturday, August 08, 2016

Since 1962, SHAR has been making new products available to string players every year. The fall season is usually when we debut most of our new products in preparation for new school years, concert seasons, and holidays! This year is no exception with…

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Looking to buy a new set of strings?

Tuesday, April 04, 2016

Sometimes buying strings for your violin, viola, cello, or bass, is just a matter of reordering the same strings that you've loved for ages. The reliable set that has always sounded great on your instrument might be all you need for the rest of your…

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Why is my stringed instrument buzzing and rattling?

Wednesday, March 03, 2016

Is your violin, viola, cello, or bass rattling or buzzing? Does it make these noises only on certain strings or notes?

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Investment Grade Violins at SHAR USA and China

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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String Musician EssentialS for Outdoor Wedding Gigs!

Wednesday, May 05, 2015

There's a lot that can go wrong when planning a wedding, so the live music should be the last thing the couple has to worry about. However, if you're the musician gigging at a wedding, it is your temporary raison d’etre and you owe it to your clients…

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Which Bass Bag Is Right For You?

Monday, August 08, 2014

If you play the bass, you’re going to need a bass bag. Here at SHAR we carry a few different bass bags, but here is our advice on which ones to consider.

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Are You a Bassist? Minimize Your Travel Stress

Wednesday, July 07, 2014

We recently published a blog on traveling with your cello. SHAR has long been the go-to shop for violinists and violists, but we've often failed to provide useful content and products for our cellists and bassists. Here's our second blog to remedy…

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Choosing Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2012

We have a wonderful guest blog today from Kim Wren, the upright bassist for the indie-folk band Doug Mains & the City Folk. Ms. Wren has been a member of Doug Mains & the City Folk since 2010 and is currently a senior music education major at…

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What Should You Look For In a Case?

Friday, October 10, 2012

If you just bought an instrument for the first time, or if you're looking to upgrade your current case, check out our purchasing guide below. It takes you through the major features you should consider such as shape, exterior and interior materials,…

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