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.
This is a very runny solution and can be tricky to use. It is designed to help sticking and/or slipping pegs.
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.
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
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/
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.