Surgical tube

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Leco reis, May 4, 2005.

  1. Leco reis

    Leco reis

    Sep 2, 2004
    Astoria, NY
    I had a class with Homer mensch the other day and he showed me his bows with a surgical tube close to the frog where your thumb goes.
    Anyone uses that?
    What do you think about it?
  2. Tom Hutton

    Tom Hutton

    Nov 22, 2004
  3. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    When I first started and was not used to holding a French bow, my thumb would get pretty sore. I used one for a while, and it helped to some extent. At the time, any help at all was welcome.
  4. Leco reis

    Leco reis

    Sep 2, 2004
    Astoria, NY
    so you are saying the tube is for beginners?
  5. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York
    I know a bunch of professional symphony players who use them. IMHO, definately not only for beginners.
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    My teacher is a SO player and he uses the tubing. I have played his bow. Great bow, but I don't like the feel of the tubing.

    It's a personal preference thing really. I like the feel of the wood and leather. He likes the latex. There's no right or wrong.