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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

Given that a guitar is about 3' long, hanging on a hook you could put near the ceiling, that gives a good 4' from guitar to floor. Toddler won't reach that for a year or two. Can't see how the gigbag ...
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

If you are worried to that degree, using a hard case for your guitar will give you a lot of extra protection. You could also put the case on top of a wardrobe, or under a bed for safekeeping. Like ...
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

Hanging the guitar from a wall hook would allow you to display it as an accessory to your music room or living room and make it easily accessible. As Tim said, high enough to be out of reach of your ...
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Should my metronome be stored wound or unwound?

The whole thing about spring steel is... it's springy. There are working clocks that have been running for a hundred years without needing a new spring. They might need winding fractionally more ...
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How can I hang a viola de gamba on the wall?

I don't have a fully informed answer, but I'll take a shot at a few: Many guitar hangers won't work because their "fork" relies on the headstock being wider than the neck. For this ...
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Optimal storage conditions for a violin

Strings don't autonomously tighten, and even under extreme changes in humidity & temperature, they won't tighten anywhere near enough to snap a healthy bridge. Your orchestra violinist there must ...
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Will hanging a guitar in a cabinet have an effect on the instrument?

The wood of a guitar will swell and shrink in response to changes in humidity and temperature. Unless the instrument is subject to extremes, very hot or very humid/dry, these changes do not affect ...
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Use Of Silica Packets For Clarinets?

I have never heard of mold sneaking in. Do you happen to live in some tropical climate, or are you just worrying? If you don't already have one, get some kind of reed case which holds the reeds ...
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Use Of Silica Packets For Clarinets?

If you have a problem with reeds getting mouldy you could try it. Otherwise, don't. Wooden items generally suffer more from drying out and cracking than from being moist.
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Washing a soft (flute) case and removing mould

For regular cleaning I would just use mild soap and water. Anything more powerful could damage metall or pads of the instrument. Since mould actually cries for something else, e.g. vinegar, I would ...
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Flute Case with no sections/partitions

There seems to be a large and several small foam pieces missing. See video on amazon
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Are these type of "Horizonal" wall mounts safe for hanging a guitar with a gigbag

I've had guitars - acoustic, electric and basses all hanging from headstock hooks for many years. Not had any problems with any. In your situation, I'd have a lightweight sheet, probably shaped in ...
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Washing a soft (flute) case and removing mould

Most of the fabric used for cases (that I see in the US) is Nylon or Nylon based fabric. For a slip cover that goes over a hard case such as you find on Flute and sometimes Clarinet cases, you should ...
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Optimal storage conditions for a violin

If conditions are not good for people, there not good for your instrument. Temperature and humidity should be moderate. You can help protect your instrument by putting it into a bag made for it or in ...
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Loosen strings for long-term storage of violin?

from experience, the violin itself would remain safe either ways, but the bridge might get damaged (the strings will cut through it) and the strings might pop out if a drastic change in temperature ...
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What to have in mind when traveling by plane with my guitar?

I was in your position, anxious as hell. I wanted to bring an electric guitar with me from USA. I read all kinds of posts on the internet, some were practical and helpful. I gathered bits and pieces ...
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