Bass Maintenance

Bass Maintenance Tips

  • Wipe rosin off of bass, bridge, & strings after each session with a cloth
  • Keep the bass clean – use a clean cloth. Occasional use of instrument polish may be necessary
  • Strings & fingerboard may be cleaned with rubbing alcohol, DO NOT LET ALCOHOL TOUCH THE BASS. IT WILL TAKE THE FINISH OFF.
  • Do not touch the bow hair
  • A toothbrush can be used to clean bow hair. Just ‘comb’ the hair with it.
  • Re-hair your bow annually.
  • Rather than ‘Dampits’ which can drip, use a nasal sprayer to put mist (2 puffs a day is plenty in the winter) into the bass.


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