I'll be away from home for about six months, leaving my violin (it's a 1910 Eduard Reichert, if that makes any difference) behind.
I loosened the strings to a very slack state, and as a result the bridge is wobbling and the soundpost has fallen down. My question is, can I remove the bridge, leave the soundpost as it is (rolling around), and just shut the instrument away with loose strings for six months? Or should I get the soundpost in place again and leave the violin in an ordinary resting state?
Humidity is not a problem. My main concern is the soundpost being dislodged.