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Where do you keep your violin(s) when not practicing/playing?
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That is hilarious. Covering holes. 🙂
Very smart solution. Plus it's more interesting to look at than a plain wall.

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but the one who needs the least."

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FS has them in stock now? Last time I tried ordering one I was told tough luck... a week after I was told it was shipped...

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WHAT!!!
Please fill me in.

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Good question and very interesting and helpful replies thanks 🙂

 

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@Fiddlerman "Feels So Good" would make for a great violin video. 

I'm probably not much older than those "young ones" and I know of Chuck and his flugelhorn.

  

I agree ^_^

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Interpidgirl lol!  Cleaning supplies, what's that???  

 

I am kidding, I try to keep a pretty tight ship elsewhere in the house and even in there things all mostly have a place. Notice I said "try" 🙂

On Chuck. I guess I'm dating myself here too. I remember him. Tried to emulate him when I played trumpet.  Phil Driscoll is probably my favorite. 

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My new fiddle cabinet came in last Friday, and I didn't have time to hang it until today.

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Where do you put the bow?

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It is a custom built cabinet. I could have had it made taller to fit a bow inside, but I didn't like the look. I am going to attached two decorative hooks on the outside left side and hang the bows there. The overall height of the outside of the cabinet is just right to accommodate the entire length of my bows.

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Ah ok... looks really nice!

I am looking for a nice floor stand for my violin

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Thanks! I had looked at floor stands, but I figured a wall cabinet in this small room would keep it safe from me!

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Oh I agree!  And it is an elegant solution.  

I have no kids/pets and I just want to have somewhere to set it down... other than on the couch.  BIG no no....

I think I might just get this one from Fiddlershop

https://fiddlershop.com/collec.....iola-stand

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I usually tuck my fiddle into my bed so it's nice and cozy. Sometimes, if it seems lonely, I'll give him it's bow so it has a friend. 🤣🤣

 

No, but actually, I just keep him in the case. The humidity in my house is usually very stable.

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Oh I agree!  And it is an elegant solution.  

I have no kids/pets and I just want to have somewhere to set it down... other than on the couch.  BIG no no....

I think I might just get this one from Fiddlershop

https://fiddlershop.com/collec.....iola-stand

  

The kids are gone; the pet is dead; I'm protecting it from ME!

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Those are nice Pete.

I love this one, though it is expensive, it looks fantastic. I believe that Holly has seen it here at the shop, right Holly???

https://fiddlershop.com/produc.....bow-holder

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Fiddlerman said
Those are nice Pete.

I love this one, though it is expensive, it looks fantastic. I believe that Holly has seen it here at the shop, right Holly???

https://fiddlershop.com/produc.....bow-holder

  

Ah, that's the one I was thinking of getting before I opted for the wall cabinet. I like that floor stand, but like I said, in this small room, and me like a bull in a china shop, I didn't think it would be a good fit.

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Anyone know if bow hair is moth-proof? Maybe rosin is a moth-repellent?

I've got a corner where some cheap bows are hanging on a hook and I've sprayed the wallpaper with moth repellent (so as not to get it directly on the hair); but where my violins and better bows are hanging, I haven't done anything about the possibility of moths yet.

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Gordon Shumway said
Anyone know if bow hair is moth-proof? Maybe rosin is a moth-repellent?

I've got a corner where some cheap bows are hanging on a hook and I've sprayed the wallpaper with moth repellent (so as not to get it directly on the hair); but where my violins and better bows are hanging, I haven't done anything about the possibility of moths yet.

  

Good question and I didn't have a clue until you asked and I did the Google thing.  Seems like moths aren't the problem but their larvae.  One site suggest to be careful with moth balls around an instrument because the residue can be hazardous to you.  They suggested cedar shavings.  Great..yet more care items to be concerned with an instrument.  It would be interesting to hear what someone with real world experience with these says..I'll yield the floor back now.. 🙂 thanks for asking..hadn't thought about bugs and instruments.  Well maybe termites.

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Fiddlerman said
Those are nice Pete.

I love this one, though it is expensive, it looks fantastic. I believe that Holly has seen it here at the shop, right Holly???

https://fiddlershop.com/produc.....bow-holder

  

Moonshadows- That display box looks very well done.

This is a very nice looking stand compared to my floor stand which is a horizon, Includes a bow holder. 

I checked out fiddlerman and he has something similar here-

Stand

These are great if you'r moving around and want something to fold up to take along with you. Nice to have options!

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Thanks @starise I bought it from a shop on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/2.....splay-case

Now, I have to worry about moths, too? dazed

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I bought some "odorless mothballs" from Amazon a while back. I binned them the second they arrived - the smell was so strong and bad I feared they could give an elephant cancer at 1000 paces.

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