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This is a great, professional, violin bow for replacing a broken bow, or simply for use as a backup. Made out of real horsehair.
- Full Size 4/4
- 33" long
- Real Horse Hair
- Mahogany Frog
- Brazilwood stick
1. Thescrew tightens the frog so that the hair has tautness. Be careful tonot overtighten your bow. The hair should have a slight bounce to itwithout touching the stick after placing it on the strings.
2.When you first attempt to apply rosin on a new bow, you'll have to gothrough a priming process. Check the rosin out that came with yourviolin...you'll have to make sure that it has some powder on thesurface. Usually, a new cake will be too slick to apply to the hair. Tocorrect this, take a small blade and crosshatch the rosin so thatthere will be some texture to the cake. You can also roughen thesurface of the rosin cake with some sandpaper. After this, slowly drawthe hair over the rosin cake from the frog to the tip of the bow. Becareful not to draw the bow too quickly which would cause somefriction. On a new bow, you may have to repeat this processapproximately 5-10 minutes...test the bow off and on to detemine of therosin is adhering to the hair. If it is, you'll start to hear a clearpitch emitted as the bow is drawn over the strings. if your bow happensto have already been used, you only need to apply the rosin a fewtimes. Try placing the bow on your strings and play a few notes open.If there appears to be slipping (which means that the rosin is notassisting the hair in grabbing the strings...you'll also notice thatthere will be no tone or volume emitting from the strings withslippage), and the bow is not grabbing the strings enough to generate atone, try applying more rosin. Follow this process repeatedly until thebow no longer slides on the strings, and you're getting a clear tone.If you start to hear a scratchy tone, instead of a nice clear tone, youmay have applied too much rosin. If so, simply play until the rosinslowly wears off. There's a happy medium you're trying to attain whenapplying rosin. Listen for a nice clear tone as the bow draws on thestrings. If there's a whispering tone, or no tone at all, add morerosin. If there's a clear tone, you should have the optimal level ofrosin on the bow. If there's a scratchy tone, stop applying your rosinand start playing.
3.When returning your bow to its case, after your practice session isover, be sure to loosen the screw so that the hair is no longertaut....this saves unnecessary tension on the stick when the fiddle isnot in use.
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