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What to do with instruments and equipment when they're not being played.

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How can I hang a viola de gamba on the wall?

Will a standard guitar hangar work? And is there a measurement or way to tell if a particular hangar will work for a particular instrument? Is this a safe way to store my instrument? I’ve provided a ...
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Flute Case with no sections/partitions

My wife plays the flute so we had gotten her a Crossrock carbon fiber case for it without realizing that there are no partitions for the individual flute pieces. My wife loves the case but we can't ...
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Are these type of "Horizonal" wall mounts safe for hanging a guitar with a gigbag

I did read this thread Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook. It concluded with a "don't hang with a gigbag, it becomes a big barrier between playing the guitar often and ...
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Why is there fret buzz on an acoustic after not playing it for a year?

I gave my brother’s girlfriend an acoustic guitar and stand over a year ago. I was over at their place the other day and I thought I would play the guitar. Of course it was out of tune, but I was ...
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Washing a soft (flute) case and removing mould

I am not sure if this question is a valid question as far as the Help Centre rules go. I have recently purchased a used flute (Trevor James Cantabile) which comes with a hard case and a soft case. ...
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Should my metronome be stored wound or unwound?

I have a mechanical metronome, I was wondering if at night I should let it run until it stops. How about if I go on vacation? What makes me ask this is when I got my metronome it was wound up and I ...
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Use Of Silica Packets For Clarinets?

I was wondering whether keeping silica packets inside my clarinet case would be a good idea considering that it is a wooden clarinet. Also, what about putting silica packets inside a bag of reeds to ...
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Optimal storage conditions for a violin

What are the optimal conditions to store my violin in? A person in my orchestra recently suffered damage to her violin due to the strings tightening and breaking the bridge and I want to ensure I can ...
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Choir needs a new space to house sheet music library. Ideas? [closed]

Our choir used to have storage space for our sizable music library within the college with which we are affiliated. Recently and without notice, the space was reclaimed by the college and we were ...
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Will hanging a guitar in a cabinet have an effect on the instrument?

Even if it has a door, which will limit the dust on the instrument?
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

The Question: Is it advisable to hang a guitar from a wall hook, but first put it in a gig bag. I am aware of the question about hanging it on a hook. But the part I want to focus on is about first ...
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Should I remove electric guitar cord daily after practice?

A friend of mine suggested that I leave the cord plugged into the guitar. Removing and inserting the cord daily for practice may damage it and reduce its life. Is it okay that I leave my guitar ...
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amplifier storage highest temperature?

What is the highest temperature I can store an amplifier in without causing it damage. The room is dry but can reach temperatures of 40°C +.
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What should be clearance of the violin strings from the fingerboard at the bridge end?

The violin strings rise away from the finger board as it reaches bridge, right? What should be the optimum clearance of the strings at the bridge end from the fingerboard? I am asking this ...
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How should I store my bow if I'm not using it for long periods of time?

I have a bow that I don't use over long periods of time (over 6 months, at times). I generally release its tension, and just leave it out in the open. I recently wondered if this is enough, or if I ...
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Loosen strings for long-term storage of violin?

Of course the bow should be loosened so it doesn't warp or break, and the violin strings should not be loosened so much that the sound post falls out, but should they be loosened at all for long-term ...
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Is it OK to keep guitars in a glass or plywood rack?

I have a question about storage. I'm planning to build a rack like thing made out of plywood or glass to store my guitars. Yet, I'm curious to know whether my guitars will have an affect with the ...
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Which side should I store my acoustic guitar in its case or travel bag?

I would like to know if it makes any difference storing it "strings down" or on its back (in relation with the bag), as I have heard different opinions on how this affects the guitar neck.
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How should I "store" my guitars?

I have a bunch of guitars of varying quality from unplayable to quite nice. I intend to hang some (or all) of them on walls for decoration, but I'm not sure if this is good for the guitars, so perhaps ...
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Will hanging a guitar by its headstock damage it?

I like to leave my guitars out, otherwise I don't play them. I have a couple of wall hangings and stands all over the place too. Will hanging a guitar from the wall damage it at all? Warp the neck? ...
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How to properly store valuable guitars?

What are the general guidelines when storing a collectors, very nice guitar (special woods, etc.), or one you value greatly? You will find humidity control systems in place at stores with "acoustic ...
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What to have in mind when traveling by plane with my guitar?

I have to travel by plane to another country in a few months, and I want to bring my guitar with me. I have doubts with what should I do to ensure that my guitar arrives safe and in perfect condition. ...
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When shipping a guitar, what is the best way to package it?

What is the best way to package a guitar to ensure if will arrive in its destination without any harm? Lots of bubble wrap? A box within a box? Loosen the strings? Should acoustic and electric guitars ...
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Vertical wall mount / Holding a guitar by the neck

Is there potential danger of damage in storing your guitar in a vertical wall mount, like the ones that guitar shops use in their showrooms? It seems like an obvious question (after all, that's the ...
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