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to re-hair or not to re-hair,that is...

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by chrismmc, Oct 17, 2004.


  1. What are the symptoms of needing a re-hair?
    Or how often do you get a re-hair?
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Hair falling out and/or mostly missing is a big one.

    I find that as hair wears out it gets harder and harder to get a clean start on the note -- in my case it gets easy to squawk instead of getting a clean start on the note. Kinda like a tenor player with a bad reed.

    I would say that every three or four months of heavy use you might want to consider hair.
     
  3. It's been a year since I bought my bow...maby it's about time!
     
  4. It probably depends on how much you play, but I find after six months or so it starts going down hill if I'm playing a lot every day. If there's some doubt, I'd say go ahead and do it. After a year, it almost definately needs it; especially if you didn't have it rehaired when you bought it.