Cello Factory

【Cello Factory】Tips on choosing cello strings

Good and matching strings will gloss over faults and reveal all good qualities in your instrument. We should have some basic ideas about strings before we learn how to choose them. Strings are made from core string with metal winding. The material choice for the core can greatly influence the thickness (gauge) and tension of…

【Cello Factory】Endpin was not a standard attachment at the beginning?

When cello and double basses first appeared, players would place them on the ground and hold them with their legs when they play. But soon it was found that playing with the instruments above the ground would improve acoustics. Some tried to support the instruments with their calves or place them on a raised platform;…

【Cello Factory】Why does a good tailpiece help you play better?

Tailpiece is one of the major features that is easily recognized on string instruments. Paired up with the pegs located at the top of the instrument, it is an essential component in setting up many string instruments. It acts as the bottom anchor for the strings with fine tuners for minute pitch adjustment and withstands…

【Cello Factory】The amazing function of mutes

A mute is a device attached mainly to the bridge or sometimes the strings that dampens the sound of violins, violas and cellos by increasing the bridge’s weight. It is because when the bow plays on the strings, the strings vibrate. Then the bridge will transfer these vibration to the sound box and amplifies the…