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Getting the Most Out of Your Bow

Friday, September 07, 2012

Today we have another fine blog from our apprentice James Engman. James shares six tips that will help you maintain and care for your bow whether you're just starting out or an established professional. As a young player becomes more experienced, their…

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Do You Need a Loop or a Ball End for Your E-string? What is a removable Ball?

Friday, February 03, 2012

This is a frequent question that those of us in the Call Center need to ask customers as we try to accurately place your orders. This can be confusing, especially for parents who haven’t yet had the opportunity to install strings on their student’s…

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For Violins, Too, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A few timely tips on string instrument care and maintenance.Here in Michigan we're lurching toward the heart of winter: snow on the ground for four months, ice-encased cars, and the early-morning cacophony of salt trucks and snow plows. But even if you…

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Notes from a SHAR Apprentice - Cases

Thursday, April 21, 2011

When you're picking out a violin case you usually have three choices of materials - compacted foam, wood, plastic/composite, or carbon fiber. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type as well as structural factors which contribute to safety and…

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