Tools of the Trade for the Working Musician

It amazes me how much “stuff” is needed just to be a working musician! I play the violin (among other instruments), and one would think once you have a good instrument with a good case and bow, then that’s really all you need. Oh, my young apprentice; you have so much to learn!

Here is a compiled list of MUST HAVE, SHOULD HAVE, AND NICE-TO-HAVE items, specifically for the violinist (but you can substitute or add/delete items for your instrument):
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