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CARE & MAINTENANCE



Ask the Expert: Am I Hurting My Violin By Cleaning It?

Some gentle cleaning can be safe, but one drop can mean disaster

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A Matter of Balance

How to manage the humidity level of your instrument

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Ask the Expert: Winter Is Coming

With the changing temperatures, a few tricks can help keep your fiddle happy and trouble-free

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Ask the Expert: The Fine Balance Between Grime & Shine

Cleaning too much, or not enough, can irreversibly change your instrument’s appearance

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Ask the Expert: When Should I Opt for a Self-Adjusting Bridge?

A bridge with adjustable feet may help in a pinch, but a tailor-made bridge is unbeatable

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Ask the Expert: What Are These Mysterious Extra Holes on My Violin?

Strangely, this reminds me of the days when ‘Super Fly’ arrived on the big screen

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Ask the Expert: Where Do All the Nicks & Dents Come From?

Go ahead, call it ‘patina’ because even a well-cared for violin will show signs of use

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Ask The Expert: A Common Repair Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

The price for a repair can be shocking—and might make a second opinion worthwhile

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Increase My Instrument’s Carrying Power?

Part science, part art, changing a bassbar may help, but then again, it might not

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