Accessories – Page 2

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    Nature’s Way: Picture Story

    2020-05-20T15:46:00Z

    Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin founder Andrew Baker describes the process of hand making his products, which can be tailored to meet the requirements of individual players

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    Unvarnished Instruments: Team Building

    2020-05-20T15:10:00Z

    For luthiers, finely sourced white instruments may well be the perfect accessory – offering the double opportunity for varnishing practice and to sell less expensive models to students and those with shallower pockets. But, writes Peter Somerford, the issues of provenance and labelling are of utmost importance when marketing such ...

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    String Recycling: New Life from Old Strings

    2020-05-20T15:02:00Z

    The structure and shape of strings make them difficult and costly to recycle. But that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from tackling the challenge, and even extracting metal from old strings to use in new ones, writes Tom Stewart

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    Products May 2020: Polycorde bow

    2020-04-18T12:55:00Z

    A shape-shifting bow designed to change what a violin can do

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    Products May 2020: Durod cello endpin

    2020-04-18T12:04:00Z

    South Korean maker Durod claim their carbon-fibre cello endpins improve the response time of the instrument and help players create a focused, rich and clear sound. They are available in lengths of 520mm and 600mm, with the option to include a hollow or solid brass core. ...

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    Products May 2020: Meisel Jascha Heifetz violin strings

    2020-04-18T12:00:00Z

    Described by the maker as an ‘exact copy’ of those used by Jascha Heifetz himself, these violin strings have been licensed by the Heifetz estate. The set comprises a Goldbrokat E string, uncovered gut A and D strings, and a gut G string wound in sterling silver. ...

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    New Product: April 2020

    2020-03-03T16:38:00Z

    UP, UP AND AWAY At just 65cm long – 15cm shorter than Musafia’s standard models – this violin case is among the smallest on the market and has been designed with air travel in mind. It features the maker’s standard 6-ply wood-laminate shell and waterproof Codura outer layer, and ...

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    Featured product: April 2020

    2020-03-03T16:33:00Z

    Poldauer shoulder rest 

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    New Products: March 2020

    2020-02-18T11:14:00Z

    Dolfinos chin and shoulder rest system; Yamaha SLB300SK Silent Bass; Bam Supreme polycarbonate violin case

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    New Products: February 2020

    2020-01-22T14:50:00Z

    PSET pneumatic positioners; Da Capo music theory game; Kun colour collapsoble shoulder rest

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    New Products: January 2020

    2019-12-17T12:51:00Z

    Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin double bass rosin; Optima Gut Klang violin strings set; International Violoin flexible LED strip

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    New Products: December 2019

    2019-10-29T15:15:00Z

    Stradpet titanium tailpiece; Cello Gard foldable cello stand; Musafia case caddy 

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    New Products: November 2019

    2019-10-15T19:03:00Z

    Carbon-Klang ‘Elena’ hybrid violin; D’Addario Kaplan; Schilbach parallel micro-clamp

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    Ask the Experts: choosing a new violin tailpiece

    2019-10-03T12:00:00Z

    A violinist asks what he should consider when choosing a new tailpiece – from the material used to the weight and shape

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    New Products: October 2019

    2019-09-17T18:24:00Z

    Ready for boarding An instrument with a detachable neck to make air travel easier Readers of The Strad will be no strangers to the perennial risks associated with flying with stringed instruments. Barely a week goes by without another story of a passenger denied boarding ...

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    New Products: September 2019

    2019-08-13T19:57:00Z

    Core values Strings designed from the inside out to offer bassists maximum flexibility The initial idea was to make a special pizzicato string,’ explains Adrian Müller, technical director of German string maker Pirastro. ‘After a year of experimenting with different cores, we found that we ...

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    The Strad guide to the best handmade electric violins

    2019-07-22T14:11:00Z

    For maximum thrills, it’s hard to beat an electric violin at full throttle. There are many factory models, but here Christian Garrick test-drives some of the most innovative handmade instruments available today

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    New Products: August 2019

    2019-07-17T00:15:00Z

    On the back foot Improving the ergonomics of bass playing Sitting on a stool, most bassists will rest the instrument against the right leg, with the right foot on the floor and the left on the foot rest. ‘It puts your back in an ...

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    Overcoming our addiction to tropical hardwoods: the latest alternatives

    2019-06-13T11:14:00Z

    As ebony and rosewood become endangered, the likes of spruce, maple and boxwood are being scientifically modified to offer luthiers alternatives. Tom Stewart explores the brave new world of sustainable fittings

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    New Products: July 2019

    2019-06-01T19:12:00Z

    Turning heads The past few years have seen an explosion in the number of musicians who, instead of using traditional paper parts, play from a digital file displayed on a tablet computer. Now, a team of audio engineers from the University of Jaén in the Spanish ...