the little insight there is on this topic seems to be scattered in bits and pieces all over TB. i have been bowing on steel strings for several years but also love the sound of guts. i generally stick to pizz with guts, but if i want to play guts on a gig, i have to be able to bow them as well. for me, getting guts to sound good under the bow is a real challenge. i hope there are a few of you out there who might have some tips on how to bow gut strings with a warm gut sound but minimizing the nasal scratch i invariably seem to get. any advice is welcome, but the following topics occurred to me as starters: brand and type of rosin (soft, hard, etc) amount of rosin type of bow hair (black, white, salt & pepper) bow hair tension bowing pressure bowing speed location of bow on strings relative to FB and bridge angle of bow hair relative to strings type or brand of strings i am currently playing Gamut Pistoy varnished strings with white hair and Oak medium and soft rosin. thanks!