& Care Instructions
Basic Instrument Care Instructions
- Loosen your bow every time you put it away.
- Never leave your instrument in a hot or cold car;
don't walk your instrument to school in the winter.
- Rosin your bow as needed. Some bows are brand new
and will need quite a bit of rosin to get started.
Always wipe the rosin dust off your instrument with
a soft cloth after playing.
- If your rosin is shiny new, scratch it with sandpaper
to get it started.
- Humidity is your friend, dryness is the enemy. Pegs
that slip and strings that sit too low on the fingerboard
are signs that your instrument is too dry. Store your
instrument away from heat sources and/or in a humidified
room in the winter if needed.
- Consider purchasing an extra set of strings if your
practice or performance schedule will be disrupted
if you break a string and must wait for a replacement.
- Report any problems or damage as soon as possible
to avoid having the problem grow.