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Am I doing something wrong?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by peteroberts, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Am I doing something wrong when the hairs break on my bow? Am I bowing too hard? I seem to break a couple most every time I play.
  2. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    It could be that the bow hair is old, or of poor quality, or both.
    I doubt that your bowing is too heavy.
    Depending on hours of play bows need to be rehaired every year, or as frequently as every 3 months.
    Bow hair will get brittle with age even if it's never used.
  3. I notice that when I apply rosin to my boe that the cake will stick to a certain spot on the hair and sometimes it will break the hair. I have a $200.00 Brazilwood bow, could it just be that the cheap price of the bow is due really bad hair.

    P.S. I have only had the bow for 3 months now, but who knows how long it's been in the store for.

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