Important Instrument Care Tips
Amanda Roth, BMP's Instrument Specialist, shares 5 tips for keeping your instruments safe at home. Thank you to Johnson String Instrument for your continued instrument support and thank you to The D'Addario Foundation for the in-kind replacement string donation! 單擊此處，獲取普通話的完整翻譯。
The best way to keep your instrument clean is by washing your hands before and after playing. Always make sure your hands are dry before handling any instrument. Do not use hand sanitizer or household cleaners on your instrument. If you think you need your instrument cleaned, please contact BMP.
Use a soft cloth to wipe rosin and dust off strings and the instrument body. Do not use any abrasive materials.
Instrument Storage Tips:
Store your instrument in the case and in a place that is room-temperature, normal humidity, and away from A/C or heating vents and out of direct sunlight. It’s important to store the instrument in a place with relatively consistent temperature and humidity to avoid damage.
Take off the shoulder rest or sponge before putting the instrument in the case or if you’re a cellist or bass player, put the end pin in.
If you are traveling with your instrument, do not leave your instrument stored in a vehicle. Vehicles become hot or cold very quickly and exposing the instrument to these conditions can lead to damage.
What this short video demonstration on how to loosen and tighten your bow.
Tuning and Rosining Tips:
When tuning your instrument, use the fine tuners first, if you have them. This is especially important for violin players when tuning the E string.
If you need to tune with the pegs, always tune down first (loosen the string) and then bring it up to pitch. Never go higher than the tuning pitch. Use a tuner to help you determine when the instrument is in tune.
If your bridge* or soundpost falls, please email email@example.com and we will help you determine next steps. *The bridge holds up the strings and the sound post is a small dowel located INSIDE the instrument vertically between the top and the back of the instrument. (See diagram to the left)
If your instrument experiences any other damages (ie. cracks, breaks) please contact BMP and we will help you determine next steps.
To learn how to rosin your bow, we invite you to watch this short via from our friends at Johnson String Instruments.
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BMP的儀器專家Amanda Roth分享了5條提示，以確保您的儀器在家里安全。感謝Johnson String Instrument一直以來對樂器的支持，也感謝D'Addario基金會的實物替換弦樂捐贈！