• LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739


MAINTAINING STRINGS



Maintaining Strings


Stringed Instrument Maintenance

Strings

The most important thing to remember about stringed instrument maintenance is that home repairs should never be attempted—take your instrument to Jent’s qualified professionals for servicing. If parts do fall off, keep them in a zip-lock bag and bring them to us as soon as possible for repairs.

Like woodwind instruments, humidity and temperature affect string instruments significantly and great care must be taken to regulate their affects. If dryness is a problem use a “dampit” to add moisture (available from Jent’s). Each time you play the instrument, inspect it to ensure the seams and bridge are straight. Maintain the finish with a soft cloth after each use and change the strings every six months.



 Bows
Bows should always be loosened after playing. Generally, bows will need to be re-haired once a year or when you see that the hair starts to darken. Watch for hair breakage in the middle of the bow as this can indicate the presence of bow bugs. These small bugs eat bow hairs and live in the darkness of cases. If bow bugs are detected, you should bring the bow to Jent’s technicians immediately to be repaired and vacuum the case thoroughly. Place the open case in strong but indirect sunlight for a few days to eliminate the bugs, or purchase a new case from Jent’s.


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