Hey, just wondered your opinions on this. I don't play double bass, or anything bowed for that matter. I was just trying to make a violin, and needed bow to use for it. I got one for about $7, and it just came yesterday. I noticed after I primed it with rosin it had a few loose hairs. Well, loose monofilament, but still. So I plucked them off, but there are still some threads that aren't lying flat. I don't have my violin finished, so I tested it on my guitar's high e string. Sounds good, but now I finally arive at my question. Would it be fine if I pulled the hair off, and put it back in flat, removing what strands I need to to fit the width of the tip and frog? I mean, I wouldn't undo the knot at the tip, just pull it out to smooth it out. Also, the frog is as far forward as it can go, so I just unscrew it all the way and put a rubberband around it to keep it from falling out. I assume this is just a humidity issue as I have read elsewhere?