Five years ago SHAR asked people to send in their #caseconfessions photos, showing everything in your case except the instrument and bow - old rosin and cleaning cloths, tuners, random toys, photos, and whatever else you need with you and your instrument to survive! You can see some of those photos in that blog from 2013! Now we are kicking off #caseconfessions again, but this time on Instagram! So, take this opportunity to vacuum out that rosin dust, finally remove that old photo of your ex, and show us the deepest darkest secrets from inside of your case! Just post to Instagram (or Facebook or Twitter if you don't have it) the contents of your case, use the #caseconfessions hashtag and tag us!
Ever wonder what your fellow musicians carry in their case? Want to share what's in your case? Submit to and follow our #CaseConfessions contest and win a free Joey Violin Case Carrier! Here's an example entry below:
In today's blog, we share a few customer photos from our #caseconfessions series. We've got some great stuff here: a garden kneeling pad, old boxers, Phantom of the Opera, and a symphony name tag. Send your case content photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to join in. And check back soon for more case contents photos!
Cellist and a Mother (Elizabeth from VA):
- Garden kneeler pad - some chairs are just a little too short or slope back!
- Got the Underwood mic for a college Crumb performance, it lingers in hopes of one more use.
- I keep my string envelopes, put the old ones in for spares and note the date the new ones went on so I know how old they are.
- Photo of my daughter, red envelopes from past Lunar New Years' gifts, a couple programs from recent concerts, and a photocopy of the entry about my cello's luthier from Henley's Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers.
- The GigLight has spare set of batteries in the bag as well.
- I keep a variety of endpin stops handy, including this Vivacello as well as homemade and Xeros straps.
- Retired cotton boxers make excellent rosin rags
In today's blog, we take a look at what's inside the cases of our favorite SHAR employees and SHAR friends. Strings, Bach, tuners, tea, playing cards and more. If you want to get in on the fun and share the contents of your case, email a photo and 140 character max description of your case contents to SHAR Apprentice James Engman (email@example.com). Each week, we'll add five photos we like to our blog! Or, if you're on Twitter, post your photo to #caseconfessions.