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Boveda replacement packs (4)
These packets are for 49% relative humidity, size 70. Cellos, due to their size, require 4 packets to properly manage humidity in your case, which should be kept closed. As long as you already have the soft pouch from your starter kit, you just need one set of 4 to keep your Boveda going for another 2-6 months. Life of the product varies because conditions vary. Contents of packet are natural salts and pure water. When your existing packets have gotten rigid — and you should note an increase in the size — it’s time to replace them. Packets in their sealed plastic have a shelf life of two years. A short video https://bovedainc.com/question/when-do-i-replace-my-instruments-boveda/
Boveda Starter Kit for cello (Large)
Boveda is a two-way system which controls humidity in your case whether it needs to be added or absorbed. We were slow to offer this product because its use in cello cases seemed a bit awkward, and buying replacement packets is a commitment. But we now have cellists needing the two-way management system for their finnicky cellos. This starter kit includes the soft pockets into which the Boveda packets are placed (after removing them from their plastic wrapper). Packets may remain effective for 2-6 months, and you can tell when they need replacement by how rigid they get. Packet contents are natural salts and pure water. Cellos require four packets to do the job, and remember to keep your case closed as exposure to the air will shorten their life. When unopened, the packets can be stored for two years. You can order additional packets when we ship your starter kit, or as you need them in the future. A short video https://store.bovedainc.com/collections/boveda-for-wood-instruments/products/music-starter-kit
Cello Humitron (replaces the Dampit)
Humitron is an available alternate to the unavailable Dampit. The principle is the same, and you can see the product literature in the photo gallery.
Wada bow grip aid
A professional cellist recovering from a broken hand alerted us to the Wada, as it enabled a quicker faster return to performing.
Stringvision Bow Grip
The SV bow grip is a soft, pliable non-latex elastomer that slides (more like putting on a wet bathing suit) from the screw end over the frog to help protect the stick from wear, and provide a very comfortable place for your thumb. You can still maneuver the bow with your fingers, and your thumb is not locked in one position, though it is oriented well and cannot poke through. A very popular item here. *Note: If the thumbnail is not kept short, you can wear through the rubber quickly. Also, repeated installation and removal, or rolling the rubber back on itself can lead to material failure. Weight 7.4 grams, top is 3.5″ long, bottom is 1.75″ long
Cello Stand – Ingles
** Available for pickup here; we are not currently shipping this item.
Ingles gig stand allows you to keep any size cello, with its endpin extended, ready to play. Folding nearly flat for storage, it features two height-adjustable cushioned arms to support the cello’s bottom and a third with a safety bar to secure the neck. Bow hangs from cushioned hook out of harm’s way, behind the instrument and off the floor. The open stand is 21″ across and uses 24″ front-to-back if placed to access the bow hook. Weighs 8.2 lbs. This is the most varnish-friendly stand because the only contact points are edges of bottom ribs, and the neck. We use these in the shop, and they are stable — but avoid placing in precarious places.
Wood Cello Cradle
Wood cello cradle is a shoebox style with no bevels in the corners. Interior is velvet over 3/4″ padding on all sides and a hole for the endpin and fitting. Each stand varies a bit in wood grain and varnish, and interior is blue at this time. Due to forgiving padding, cellos with lower bouts to 18″ will just fit — but no wider! There is a well for a bow in the rear right corner, which may be more useful if you have a carbon bow, or no chance of breakage. *We have a few fractional size cradles in stock at fractional size prices.
Thick, high-quality microfiber cloth by Bam. Perfect for wiping down cello, bow, strings after use. 30 cm x 40 cm (11.75″ x 15.75″). Just wash with soap and water, air dry. If you can’t picture how big that is, it’s a little larger than most of your sheet music. The cloth is treated with silver nano technology and has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Oasis Plus with refill kit
Oasis Plus is a case humidifier designed for cellos. Humigel crystals work with (preferably) distilled water in a soft cylindrical membrane. Oasis mounts in your case and slowly releases moisture, causing the tube to gradually collapse. You can see instantly see when you need to add water. Easy and effective. We include adhesive-backed velcro for more reliable attachment in your hard case, and a humigel refill kit. At season’s end be sure to empty, rinse and dry so you can start with fresh crystals at the start of the next season of cold/dry air.
Peg Compound may help if you have friction pegs that stick or slip. It is easy to use, comes in a swivel-up tube like Chapstick. Remove your peg, clean off whatever residue may be on it, and apply just in a thin band where the peg contacts the wood in the peg box. Reinsert the peg and rewind string. A longer-term solution is Pegheds geared pegs if you can make the investment
This is a very runny solution and can be tricky to use. It is designed to help sticking and/or slipping pegs. Squeeze bottle contains 9.857 ml which equals .333 ounce.
Hill Varnish Cleaner
W.E. Hill & Sons Varnish Cleaner. Apply a small quantity with a piece of absorbent material, then rub lightly with soft cloth.
**Note: Varnishes are very different in their makeup, and trying to use a cleaner may be ill-advised. A luthier is the best person to clean your cello but if you feel confident, proceed carefully. Contains turpentine, so there may be mailing restrictions.
Orders are placed by phone (518-527-5789) or (email).
Once we know what you want and where it has to be shipped, we’ll check stock, clarify any questions you may have, and give you shipping options, transit times and costs.