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What's your rate of de-hairing?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by lermgalieu, Feb 4, 2003.


  1. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I lose about 2-3 horse hairs off my bow a week. Is this normal? I play about 14 hours a week, probably 8 of those using the bow.
     
  2. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    nyuck nyuck
     
  3. Totally depends on what you're playing.

    If you're breaking hairs playing vocalise, you might have a wee tension problem.
     
  4. I can't believe I just used the word "wee". I apologize.
     
  5. Lerm:
    There's a big variable in the quality of the hair. All other things being equal, your experience might be bordering excessive.
     
  6. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    It's a very low end bow. I'll wait till its quite bald and get a new one.
     
  7. Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Dec 20, 2001
    Tracy CA
    The more FFFFF's the more bald the bow gets.

    Good hair = less loss evem with 5F passages.

    Joe
     
  8. I think a good hair job shouldn't shed much at all, but I have known people who break several hairs per rehersal or performance. Don't ask me how... I'm not sure if it has more to do with the hair or the player. Personally I hardly ever break any.
     
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I've got a Grunberer (sp?), carbon fiber bow, with a salt/pepper mix, that I've had for two years. I don't think I've lost a hair yet.

    FWIW, I suck at the stick 'o pain, but I use it alot!
     
  10. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    And I thought the thread was about how fast I am losing my own hair.
    <Actually, I'm not losing any anymore, cuz it's
    ALL GONE. Sx to be me sometimes.>