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Dampits can be a safe way to humidify your cello when room and case humidifiers are not an option. A dampit has a sponge core covered with perforated tubing. After moistening, make sure it is not dripping before you insert it through the f-hole. Moisture will slowly evaporate and be absorbed into your cello. Unfortunately, the black button you see on the outside gives no indication whether the dampit is still moise or bone dry so set a schedule to refill, and stick to it until your weather changes.
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.
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.
The ToneRite helps accelerate the play-in of a new cello, or one that has been sitting unused for a long period of time. We use a few in the shop to help keep cellos lively when they’ve not had a lot of play time. Cellists who own multiple instruments also find it helpful if they neglect one on occasion.
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.