Bluegrass Music Accessories
We have a great selection of bluegrass music accessories, all at discount prices.
Electronic tuners have revolutionized and taken the guesswork out of tuning instruments. No more blowing on pitch pipes or banging tuning forks to get in tune. And today, there are many electronic tuners from which to choose for your exact instrument, style of music, playing conditions and personal preferences. Choose from analog or digital tuners, clamp on or hand held, transducers versus built in microphones or chromatic versus guitar tuners. All of our tuners are discount prices and most ship the same day.
A capo is used to change the key of guitar without having to learn alternate chord positions or adjusting the strings with the tuning keys. The capo make it possible for a player to play in many different keys, while only knowing chord progressions in a few keys. Simply moving the capo up or down the neck raises or lowers the key. The capo can also be used to provide alternate chord voicings, for example an E chord played open on a guitar has much different tonal qualities than an e chord played with a cap on the 4th fret while playing a C chord.
Every acoustic instruments need strings to actually provide the tone of the instrument. Regardless the quality of woods, the careful craftsmanship and attention to detail, the most expensive instruments can't make a tone without the string, which is a relatively inexpensive item. The string is the element that provides the source of vibration on bluegrass instruments like the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and bass. Strings come in a huge variety of materials and gauges for differing tonal qualities and notes.
Picks fall into 3 general categories - flatpicks, thumbpicks and fingerpicks. Flatpicks are also referred to as a plectrum and are generally in the shape of a triangle, and can range from an acute isosceles triangle to a nearly round shape. Materials range from plastic, rubber, felt, tortoiseshell, metal and even stone. Flatpicks are also available in a large variety of thicknesses and colors. Thumbpicks and fingerpicks are usually made of plastic or metal and attach to the finger or thumber, rather than being gripped like a flatpick.
Instrument straps can be made of leather, nylon or other synthetic materials. The strap is intended to allow the musician to play in a standing position, though they are also useful in stabilizing the instrument while in a sitting position. We have a great selection of instrument straps for various instruments in many different price ranges and materials. All instrument straps are discount priced and most ship the same day.
Take care of your instrument and get the music where you can see it with a stand from Lakes Music and PlayBetterBluegrass.com. Our instrument stands will fit your guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, dobro or fiddle. Our music stands will get the music up where you can see it for more efficient practice time. No more balancing your music on a chair, or leaning your instrument in the corner. All stands are discount priced and most ship the same day.
A dobro steel, also known as a tone bar, is used on square-neck dobros and lap steel guitars. The strings on these instruments are away from the fretboard and are not held down against the fretboard like a regular guitar. Instead, the dobro steel, or tonebar, is held in the left hand and pressed against the strings, creating differing pitches depending on where on the fretboard it is pressed. The steel allows the strings on the dobro to resonate for a long time, giving it the distinctive sound.
Instrument Care Products
Take care of your instrument and it will take care of you. Whether you have a banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, bass or dobro, we have the products than keep your instrument in tip-top shape. We have cleaners, polishers and lubricants to make everything look great and running smoothly, humidifiers to keep your wood from cracking, and string winders to make changing your strings a breeze. All instrument care products are discount priced and most ship the same day.
Pine and Keychains
Bluegrass pins and keychains make a great gift for the picker in your life. Whether your favorite musician plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, autoharp, dulcimer, fiddle or dobro, we have a bluegrass hat pin or a keychain for him or her. These are very affordable gifts and would be great as a stocking stuffer this Christmas. All bluegrass keychains and pins are discount prices and most ship the same day.
Violin Accessories including bows, string adjusters, rosin, chine rests shoulder rests and more. All violin and fiddle accessories are discount priced and most ship the same day.