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

Nobody plays music 24 hours a day, so instruments and other equipment used by musicians inevitably have to be stored between uses. Use this tag for questions about equipment used to store and transport instruments (cases and bags), about caring for and protecting instruments while they're not in use (but consider if is more appropriate), and about keeping safe other performance or practice equipment (such as music stands or microphones).

See also for protecting instruments while they're being moved from place to place.