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Michael Köberling cello

Many of my friends will remember the trip I took last summer with my dad to Germany to pick up a cello I had commissioned from Michael.  It was an amazing trip and I’ve been thrilled with the instrument he made for me.  Upon my return, I ordered a cello from him...

Spring has sprung!

Perhaps…maybe…possibly…winter is over?  For many of us, that means firing up the lawnmowers, cleaning out the grills, and opening up the windows.  For cellists and bassists, it means we can finally start breathing and not worrying as much about low...

String tension

The tension required to bring a string up to pitch varies between string materials and string designs.  I’m not going to dive into the theory of why you might want “lighter” tension strings or “heavier” tension strings, but I did want...

Bow slide material

The slide on the frog of a bow serves a physical purpose, but it is also a part of the bow that can showcase beautiful material.  Makers use all kinds of materials for the slide: Carbon-fiber (Coda bows) Silver (plain or inscribed) Gold (plain or inscribed) White...