Miscellaneous Violin Accessories
We offer a large selection of Accessory items. On this page you will find Mutes, Humidifiers, Practice Aids/Hand Health, Wolf Tone Eliminators, Cleaners/Polishes, Fine Tuners (string adjusters), Peg Compound, Instrument Stands, and more. Many of the items listed here you might not even know existed, so feel free to browse. Also, we are always on the search for new products, so let us know if there is an item you would like to see included in our selection.
Designed by Fred Spector, of the Chicago Symphony. Made by Super Sensitive. Available in Copper or Black colors.
Bech Magnetic Mute
The benefit of this design is low rattle. The magnetic portion secures the mute firmly against the tailpiece when not in use. Other Mutes can buzz when not in use. Fits 4/4 Violin and Viola.
Fits between the A and D strings. Similar function to the Spector Mute. Endorsed by Isaac Stern, who claims the tone of this mute is superior to others. 4/4 Violin Only.
Ultra Rubber Practice Mute
Compared to the metal mute, this product is not as quiet, but has a warmer tone, which is more pleasing to most players. Also, it's safer for the instrument, as the metal mute is slippery and heavy, and if dropped on the instrument can cause varnish damage.
Metal Practice Mute
For the ultimate in sound reduction. You can feel the extra resistance in the bow, as this product essentially increases the mass of the bridge considerably. As a result, it's not recommended that a person spend a lot of time practicing with a mute, because the player's technique can be altered by trying to overwork the instrument.
This is the style of mute used historically. It's effect is somewhere between a modern orchestra mute, and a practice mute.
Slide-On Wire Mute
An old design that still functions very well. Secure when not in use, and low cost.
Hill Style E String Tuners
This tuner is designed for E strings with a loop end. It is not intended for use with any other type of string. Installs easily on traditional wooden tailpieces. Fits 3/4-4/4 Violin. This type of tuner is superior to the double prong type, because it is lighter, and does not shorten the "afterlength" of the string. The optional E string protector is a small rubberized-plastic part which covers the metal hook, to prevent breakage of the string. Does not require professional installation.
Also known as Piccolo. This tuner is suitable for Violin E or Viola A, with steel core. It sits on top of the tailpiece, which has the same benefit as the Hill style, by not shortening the "afterlength" of the string, like the double prong type. Violists using a synthetic core, or gut core A string can use this tuner, but it will be less effective, as these string types are elastic than steel core strings. Does not require professional installation.
D'Addario Ball/Loop Converter
This accessory adapts a ball E string, for use with a Hill style tuner. Does not require professional installation.
Premium double prong tuner. Lightweight and precise. 1.8 grams. Does not require professional installation.
Suitable for use with steel strings. This tuner installs on the string itself, and works to adjust the pitch by deflecting the angle of the string. Fits any size Violin or Viola. Does not require professional installation.
Practice Aids/Hand Health
Super Sensitive Tone Shaper
This practice aid creates a lane for proper bow position. Fits all sizes of Violin and Viola.
StringVision Bow Grip
Anti-fatigue bow frog cover. One size fits all 4/4 bows; Violin, Viola or Cello. Thumb indent is a comfortable location to place your thumb, and is the main feature of this product.
Two per container. Covers the stick and part of the frog for extra comfort. Similar to the popular Dalco products, which are no longer available.
Arm Bow Corrector
Attaches to the fingerboard easily, to limit the bow position within the correct plane.
Mounts inside your case for consistent, convenient protection. Releases the correct amount of moisture automatically. Distilled water is recommended for longest life of the product. It's easy to know when you need to add water, because the container shrinks when nearly empty. The Case "Plus" model is for extremely dry climates.
This is the long-awaited humidifer from D'Addario. They used to have a very popular product, which was discontinued. This new humidifier is sure to become a favorite as well. Mounts easily in your case for convenient, consistent moisture levels.
Planet Waves BluStream
Temperature, Humidity and impact sensor with BlueTooth Connectivity.
Adds or removes moisture on its own (eliminates messy sponges, hoses, discs, etc.). Maintains a constant relative humidity (RH) between 40-60%—the ideal climate for wood instruments. Automatically responds to any storage environment, geographic location or change in temperature. Starter kit contains one Boveda which is suitable for Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Ukulele or other small wooden instruments. For Cello, you will need 3 Boveda.
Wolf Tone Eliminators
RezX Resonance Modulator
This product is not so much a wolf eliminator as a tone adjuster. It can function as a wolf tone eliminator, but the intent is to use it to modulate the response and tone balance of an instrument by experimenting with the best placement on the body. Attaches magnetically.
Danish Style Wolf Eliminator
Attaches to the G string behind the bridge. Changing the position modulates the effect.
Super Sensitive Wolf-Be-Gone
Similar to the Danish model, but made by Super Sensitive, and sold a a lower cost.
New Harmony Wolf Tone Eliminator
Available in a range of weights, to match the relative severity of a wolf tone. Attaches to the string behind the bridge, as other models, but does not have a rubber insert. The metal to metal contact allows this product to be lighter, thereby causing less dampening effect on the instrument as a whole. Image shown includes Cello and Bass models.
Chin Rest Accessories
These were originally available only in a Beige color with rubber band attachment. Now, other colors are available, and a lower cost Velcro attachment model is produced. Covers the Chinrest and Chinrest Hardware for more comfort. Washable.
Impressionist Chin Rest Cover
Moldable to make a custom fit with your chin. Fits most shapes of 4/4 Violin or Viola chinrest.
Hex Chin Rest Key
Use this tool to install or remove chinrests with standard or Hill type hardware.
Hill Peg Compound
The liquid alternative to Hill compound. The advantage of this product is that you do not have to completely remove the peg to apply it.
Vibrations of a specific frequency and amplitude cause the instrument to become more responsive and have a mature tone. We've used this product with success in our shop for years. On many instruments the results are positive.
Protects the center bout of your violin from damage caused by accidental impact with the frog of your bow when playing.
John Pearse String Swipes
20 pads you can use to clean your strings after playing. Extends the life of your strings, especially those wound with Aluminum.
Neoprene Stretch Strap
A very comfortable shoulder strap, for use with any brand of Violin or Viola case. Carrying your case a lot? This product puts a price on relief.
Made by Herdim in Germany. This device allows you to easily change bridges, without removing string tension from the body of the instrument. Tune the strings down slightly, then insert the jack. Raise the strings slightly, and then remove/replace the bridge.
Sheet Music Clip
Handy clips to hold music to your music stand in winddy conditions.
Metal Pitch Pipe
Before there were electronic tuners, people used something like this.
Wittner Fine Tune Pegs
Wittner always gets it right with new products like these. Mechanical pegs which fit the existing peg holes of your instrument. Accurate tuning, without the use of fine tuners. Professional installation recommended. Two sizes available, depending on the size of the pegs currently on your instrument.
Pirastro String Oil
Intended for use with plain gut (unwound) strings to keep them moisturized.
Bobelock Music Tote Bag
Canvas, with Velour lining. Plenty of storage for music and accessories. Available in Black or Gray.
Pro Tec Music Folder
Holds pages up to 13.25 x 10.5 inches. Reinforced corners and expandable interior pouches.
The standard choice of instrument cleaner for years. Use sparingly.
Planet Waves Treated Polishing Cloth
Made by D'Addario. Treated, so no polish or cleaner is required.
Planet Waves Untreated Polishing Cloth
Made from high-quality, double napped cotton flannel.
Planet Waves Micro Fiber Cloth
Made by D'Addario. Use dry, to clean and polish your instrument without cleaners or polishing products.
This is the polish we often use in our shop.