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Bow Hair

The hair of the bow should be loosened when the bow is not being used. Loosening the hair removes the tension from the bow and prevents the stick from warping.

The hair of the bow should not be touched with the fingers. Fingers leave oily deposits on the hair of the bow that prevent it from grabbing the string properly.

Over time the horse hair will become stretched, dirty, and may break. The barbs on the hair break down, and the hair will not grab the strings very well.

A bow should be rehaired once a year, especially if it is being used everyday. Rehairing will restore proper balance to the bow and the fresh hair will grab the strings rosined correctly.

Instrument Care
The Case
Bow Hair
The Bridge
Instrument Repair
Household Remedies for String Instruments


Purchasing an Instrument
nstrument Sizing for Children

Strings and Instrument Accessories

Types of Strings
Changing a String
Fine Tuners
Chin and Shoulder Rests
Guide to Selecting a Shoulder Rest, Sponge and Chin Rest

Bows and Rosin



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