Over-tightening the hair of your bow can yield disastrous results, including fracturing at the tip, hair being yanked out, and warped wood. One tried-and-true method of ensuring proper tension is to insert a pencil between the wood and the hair at the bow’s midpoint: if the hair is about a pencil’s width from the wood, [...]
If you notice visible gaps in your bow hair and/or discoloration near the frog, it’s time for a rehair. Needing a rehair is to be expected and the natural outcome of playing your instrument. Many professional string players rehair the bow every six months, but amateur and beginning players may only require a rehair every [...]
Make sure to always loosen the hair on your bow when not in use. This will take the tension off the wood and keep it from warping. Just a few turns of the screw should do – you don’t want the hair so loose that it flops around.
Stuck or Slipping Pegs? It’s not uncommon for pegs to either stick or slip from time to time. In hot weather months, pegs swell and are prone to stick. This can be remedied by the application of peg soap, which lubricates the peg holes and allows the pegs to turn more smoothly. In cold weather months, [...]
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