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.
Stringvision Bow Grip
The SV bow grip is a soft, pliable rubber that slides (more like putting on a wet bathing suit) from the screw end over 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.
This is a very runny solution and can be tricky to use. It is designed to help sticking and/or slipping pegs.
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.
Shown with the Oasis to show the size, this gadget measures and monitors temperature and humidity in your case. Since the Oasis collapses when it needs to be refilled, the hygrometer is less important than it would be if you use a device which gives no visual cue that it has gone dry. Also can be used in a room when you have a mass of cold air move into your area and aren’t sure how your internal air is being impacted. Prevention is less expensive than crack repairs. Oasis sold separately.
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.