Wrap up warm

Spring has sprung and it seems Mother Nature can’t make up her mind about what the temperature should be.

For that reason, our #WednesdayWisdom is the advice to try to keep your instruments at a constant temperature as far as possible. More importantly, don’t leave it in your vehicle overnight; especially when it’s cold.

If you have to keep an instrument in a vehicle overnight, ensure it is kept in a hard case and wrap that case in a couple of blankets or a sleeping bag. This will provide additional insulation and help to stop the instrument from freezing. When taking it out from the vehicle, leave it in its case wrapped in blankets to allow it to equilibrate with the room temperature before taking it out to play. This is especially important with cheaper instruments but is still worth doing for quality ones.

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