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Mirrors for working on bowing

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by SteveFreides, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. SteveFreides

    SteveFreides

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    I would like to get a mirror to watch my bowing practice - is full-length necessary or recommended, or just something so that I can see the bow?

    My thought isn't to wall mount but to look for something on a stand, with a nice-ish wooden frame, that I can put up and take down as needed.

    Comments, suggestions, advice, war stories - all appreciated.

    Thanks.

    -S-
  2. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member

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    I found it helped me a lot and a large full length one was easier to work with so I could really see what was happening with my posture. There were huge wall to celling mirrors at the music college I studied at and they were great. Of course it really depends on whats practical, but as long as you can see what you need to then thats fine. I have a much smaller mirror now, but if I had a dedicated practice space I would get a really large one.
  3. DC Bass

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    A full length mirror would be best- I got one at Target for ten bucks, mounted it on the door of my practice room.
  4. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Agreed. Maybe a full length mirror that will mount to the back of a door?
  5. SteveFreides

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    Thanks, everyone - a full length mirror of some sort it will be.

    -S-
  6. Phil Rowan

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    Steve, also keep an eye on craigslist (even the free section, you never know). I remember doing some mirror hunting and sometimes clothing stores or such want to get rid of big mirrors. I just never pulled it together to arrange for a pick up.
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    I used a $10 cheapie from Bed Bath & Beyond. Comes with brackets. Good 'nuf. Not full length. About 3' tall. Mounted to a wall.

    You don't need full length if you stand back a certain distance.

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