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Accessory used occasionally by cellists and double-bass players. It is a length of smooth, usually padded cloth that is draped loosely over the part of the instrument that rests against the player’s clothing, to protect the instrument’s surface from abrasion and moisture. For the same purpose violinists and violists often place a piece of cloth under the chin (over the chinrest if present) and on the shoulder. The material is small and light enough not to interfere with the sound....

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