Thick, high-quality microfiber cloth by Bam. Perfect for wiping down cello, bow, strings after use. Medium size ($16) is 30 cm x 40 cm (11.75″ x 15.75″). Just wash with soap and water, air dry.
Large size ($18) is 40 cm x 60 cm. Some players like to use them folded to pad the area between cello and chest.
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.
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/
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
10″ circular cello bib is soft black brushed fabric with 1/2 pocket on the back for small items (like a posture peg key). Keeps buttons from scratching or vibrating against your cello, and a moisture liner insures no perspiration gets through to the varnisho. Attaches under fingerboard with Velcro.
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