At least once a year you want to be sure to check out some things on your instrument for good maintenance. Think of it as a yearly doctor checkup in a way. Most of the time you can take your instrument to the shop and it is an easy fix or replacement. Especially if you are hearing funny noises or you can’t tighten your bow anymore these are things that you need to have fixed. Keep all your tools maintained right? 🙂 Take a listen and if there are any tips that I have missed be sure to leave them in the comments below.