I hope that I get some response, I am fairly active with the amplified electric group, but not too active with the DB forum. I was wondering. I didn't get my own bow untill this past year. I had always used the school cheap POS fiberglass. I have been playing for 5 1/2 years, but I didn't get a clue about playing till two years ago, so I started to take lessons, and I got my own bass. (I have since stopped the lessons) So, the question: I have started to notice what look like little black dots on my bow hair. When I look closely, it appears as if I have little beads of rosin on my bow. I can take them off, but only hair by hair, and most of the time the hair will break. So, is this normal? Is it good or bad? Should it be removed? if so, how? or, should I get it re-haired? if so, what precautions should I take to prevent this from happening?