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Customer Reviews

  • Bach, JS -  6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 - edited by Joseph Hellmesberger - International Music Company | 0014 111

    The color is actually a light beige/brown.

    Anonymous - 06/07/2011

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    Prokofiev, Serge - Sonata For 2 Violins Op 56 Edited by David Oistrakh Published by G Schirmer | 0523 110

    good for practice, difficult for performance

    Anonymous - 10/11/2010

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  • Strad Boxwood Violin Chinrest - Large Plate with Hump | 1119 B

    Almost . . .

    STEVE DAMICO - 05/30/2011

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  • Flesch Boxwood Violin Chinrest - Center Mounted | 1120 B

    Smooth!

    STEVE DAMICO - 05/19/2011

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    PVS Boxwood Violin Chinrest - Large Plate with Hump | 1122 B

    Smooth . . .

    STEVE DAMICO - 05/23/2011

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  • Guarneri Boxwood Violin Chinrest - Large Plate | 1127 B

    Nice and low . . .

    STEVE DAMICO - 05/30/2011

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  • SHAR Cleaning Cloth - Treated | 1133

    Conflicting info or dual purpose?

    STEPHEN COLANTTI - 12/15/2014

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    Hill Dark Rosin for Violin, Viola, and Cello | 1185

    No reason to change.

    Anonymous - 01/12/2017

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  • Tourte Original Mute for Violin or Viola - Single | 1305

    Nice mute - and a little tip for squeaky mutes

    Anonymous - 04/29/2013

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  • Kun Super Violin Shoulder Rest (fits 4/4 size) | 1313 S

    Improvement Over the Standard Kun Shoulder Rest

    NICHOLAS PAOLELLA - 12/08/2014

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    Millant Deroux Rosin for Violin, Viola, or Cello | 1340

    bow grip improved

    ZEAL CHEN - 01/12/2017

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  • Ultra Cello Practice Mute - Rubber | 1382

    Just ok

    SHERRY KEVECH - 04/13/2013

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  • Ultra Cello Practice Mute - Rubber | 1382

    Not what I was expecting.

    MARSHUNDA SMITH - 10/20/2010

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    Ultra Cello Practice Mute - Rubber | 1382

    highly recommended for late-night practicers

    Anonymous - 10/26/2010

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  • Wolf Forte Primo Viola Shoulder Rest | 1445

    Highly Adjustable, but...

    Anonymous - 04/22/2013

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  • Super-Sensitive Red Label Violin String Set - 3/4 Size - Medium Gauge | 299S 34

    I used these & so does my son!

    Carrie Bunch - 01/11/2017

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    Super-Sensitive Red Label Cello String Set - 3/4 Size - Medium Gauge | 307S 34

    My Daughter Loves These

    Carrie Bunch - 01/11/2017

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  • Deri, Otto - Solos for the Cello Player - Cello and Piano - Schirmer Edition | 4110 010

    Good Transition Book

    Anonymous - 10/26/2010

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  • Ocker, Marshall - Christmas Collection For string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) Published by Associated Music Publishers, Inc | 5690 102

    Good, but many are very "big" sounding with lots of trills

    Anonymous - 12/11/2014

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    Manhasset Concertino Music Stand - Short | AC48C

    Concertino Stand

    Anonymous - 10/18/2010

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