I just bought an amazing playing bow for my violin. I love it and plays better than the 35 or so bows I tried in my exhaustive search. Although it is stamped 'Kittel' it is likely a good German copy. It is light and flexible, yet draws out an amazing tone - more so than much heavier bows (strangely enough). Good for Mozart AND Tchaikovsky.
A very knowledgable colleague feels strongly that it needs recambering. He says its like having the alignment of a car fixed - it will work better. I am a little apprehensive because I like it so much the way it is.
So my questions:
1. Is recambering like alignment in that it will make the bow work better than it already does?
2. Is there any physical risk to having a bow recambered (I would hate to put this wonderful bow at any unnecessary risk)?
3. Is there any going back if I don't like it afterwards? (I would guess not!)
Any thoughts would be appreciated!!
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