Accessories

  • Travel Bass
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    Less space, more bass: the Travel Bass

    2019-04-11T10:50:00Z

    An answer to the logistical hassle of double-bass playing

  • Klanner Franz
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    Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld: wolf tones and buzzing

    2019-03-28T10:29:00Z Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

    Continuing the blog series celebrating Thomastik-Infeld’s 100th anniversary, Franz Klanner, the string manufacturer’s director of engineering and technology, discusses how to tame a wolf tone and eliminate mysterious string buzzing

  • Klanner Franz
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    Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld: dealing with corrosion and perspiration

    2019-03-20T16:30:00Z Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

    In the first of a new blog series for The Strad celebrating Thomastik-Infeld’s 100th anniversary, the Austrian string manufacturer’s director of engineering and technology, Franz Klanner, gives his recommendations for players who find their strings corroding too quickly

  • Stikato
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    New music stand designed to improve posture

    2019-01-21T12:09:00Z

    Violinist designer says Stikato can be positioned at the perfect practice height, then easily stowed in an instrument case

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    Plane and simple: steel bow planes

    2019-01-11T12:08:00Z

    Taking inspiration from the design of traditional French bow-making tools, these bow planes are constructed from machine-tooled steel that has been ground and flash-chromed for additional durability. The blades are custom-made by Hock tools and are also available separately. Triangle Strings bow plane from $160, ...

  • Jolly Stand crop
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    Integrated instrument and music stand

    2019-01-11T12:01:00Z

    This modern, height-adjustable instrument stand with integrated lectern is available in walnut, maple or cherrywood. The violin/viola model suspends the instrument from a leather strap, while the cello model rests it on a shelf below. Both versions include a bow hanger. Jolly Stand instrument and music ...

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    Natural energy: Gewa Novita 3.0

    2019-01-11T11:47:00Z

    An innovative electric instrument using traditional materials

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    Blank canvas: unvarnished 5-string instruments

    2018-12-19T15:05:00Z

    These unvarnished five-string violins and violas are built by a Chinese maker using flamed maple and seasoned spruce. They feature extra-wide necks, extended pegboxes and adjusted bass-bars, and most have one-piece backs. Both designs are based on Stradivari models and include ebony fingerboards, nuts and saddles. ...

  • Schilbach Superior Blanc Violin
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    Master stroke: Schilbach varnishing brush

    2018-12-07T15:04:00Z

    The tapered and split synthetic fibres of this brush are designed to absorb a large volume of oil or spirit varnish, to enable its controlled and uniform application. It has an untreated hornbeam wood handle and solvent-resistant plastic ferrule, eliminating the risk of staining to the ...

  • Musafia
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    Travelling light: Musafia Lievissima Evolution case

    2018-12-07T10:53:00Z

    A high-specification case that makes easy work of instrument transport