Hi, I have had this bow that i bought from Gollihur since 2009. It has served me well, but I am far from a pro player, I just dabble on my EUB from time to time in my band. Brazilwood Double Bass Bow at Gollihur Music - Double Bass, Upright Bass, String Bass Specialists It seems now it is time to change the hairs on it, since they've become noticeably stiffer, and break often. I asked my local bass shop here in Norway what it would cost to get new hairs on a bow (in general, did not bring my bow), and the price was about the same as buying the same bow once over from Gollihur (excluding taxes and shipping, but still). What I'm wondering is: would I be better off just buying a new bow, or is it likely that the new hair will be significantly better, thus making rehairing a better deal? I guess I should also say that I have not been particularly careful with the bow, and I must admit that it has been dropped a few times, and bumped into mike stands and whatnot.