I've been playing DB for about a month so far and it's coming pretty naturally to me (good intonation, very comfortable) and I've played BG for 3 years. Something I've always loved was the sound of a bowed instrument, and now I've learned the basics of french and german techniques. Unfortunately, the only bow I have access to is a German one, so French technique seems pretty uncomfortable (although I love German, it feels very natural.) Unfortunately, I don't know much about anything about bows. Don't keep 'em tightened, rosin them, and basic technique. That's about it. What I want to know is the basic anatomy of a bow, different materials used in the construction, hair, and rosin. I know what a frog and whatnot is, but what's a camber? Are there different kinds of hairs? What are the advantages of the kinds of rosin? How do I identify what wood the bow I'm using (school's) is made out of? PS: Those "newbie" sticky threads in certain forums are a great idea. Very helpful. Bows and Rosin could use one.