Just got my bow hair cleaned

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by AndreyR, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Hi everyone, this is the first time I had my bow hair cleaned (from gooped-up rosin) in a pro shop, and they told me to let it dry a bit. Eight hours went by, and when I try to bow, the hair just slides on the string like a piece of butter on a hot fry pan. The hair still has that chemical smell, and I'm wondering if I should let it dry more, or apply rosin and start my practice?
  2. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    It's slipping because there is no rosin. Since I don't what they used to clean it with, I don't know if you should wait or not. I don't think there would be any harm in rosining up and going for it.
  3. thewhale


    Feb 28, 2008
    north carolina
    just don't let the hair touch the wood of the bow. other than that the most harm you could do is ruin the (already bad if you had to clean it) hair and maybe need a new cake of rosin.
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