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Violin Accessories

Accessories for the violin player. Everything a violin player would need to take care or maintain their violin instrument. From violin rosin, violin humidifiers, violin chinrests & chinrest covers, violin shoulder rests to violin mutes and violin tail pieces.

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What every violinist needs

Apart from strings for the violin and a violin bow, a violinist will also need several other accessories that will help in taking care of their violin, improving its sound, promoting good playing habits, and even preventing injury.

Violin Cases

Every violinist will need a good quality violin case to store and protect the instrument while in transit to and from recitals. There are even violin case options that meet the Airlines carry-on luggage requirements so that you do not have to check-in your valuable violin only to have the airline lose or damage it.

Violin Chinrests

A good violin chinrest can assist a player in placing their instrument in a comfortable position while playing. This can improve the quality of the music as well as prevent strained neck muscles, especially when playing for long periods of time.

Violin Shoulder Rests

Similar to chinrests, violin shoulder rests are attached to a violin to provide comfort and stability while playing. They enable good posture as well as prevent injury especially for players who play for long periods.

Violin humidifiers

Violin humidifiers are normally inserted into violin cases to assist with the regulation of moisture in the air (or within the case). As wood interacts with moisture constantly, if the air inside a violin case is too dry, it may suck out the moisture from the wood of the violin, altering the instrument's playing capabilities. The opposite may happen when too much moisture is present and the violin wood may absorb the excess moisture, causing swelling. When a violin is exposed to extreme variations for long periods of time, open seams or even cracking may result.

A good humidifier will protect the instrument in cases of both high and low moisture in the air and is a "must" especially in areas where humidity varies greatly.

Violin Mutes

Violin Mutes dampen the vibrations of the bridge, reducing the intensity of the sound and giving the violin a smoother, mellower sound. Practice mutes are used by violinists to avoid disturbing their neighbours when practicing in areas such as apartments or hotels.

Violin Peg Dope

Peg dope or peg compound helps violin pegs turn smoothly and at the same time stay in place. To be used sparingly - if used in excess, they can make the problem worse by increasing wear and tear on the pegs.

Violin Rosin

Violin Rosin helps create friction and when applied to bow hair, allows the bow to grip the violin strings and make them vibrate more clearly and with more control.

Violin Stands

Using a violin stand is a great way to safely store or display your instrument without having to pack it in a violin case. It provides easy access to the instrument and can motivate you to play more. Very useful at concerts or gigs where you've limited space to have a case near you.

Violin Tailpieces

Violin tailpieces are used to connect strings to the end of the violin. The correct tailpiece for an instrument can have a significant effect on the sound and playability of the instrument. The right tailpiece can make the instrument more responsive and resonant, resulting in a fuller or more colourful sound.

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