I'm taking my good bow in to be rehaired shortly and planned to ask the archetier to also look at my thumb leather. The leather itself is in good condition, but it has begun sliding up onto the winding when I play. There appears to be some kind of sticky paper or tape underneath, which I concluded must be the method by which the leather was secured.
I had two questions. First is whether it might be possible to simply secure the existing leather in a similar fashion, or if it might require replacement due to stretching or some such? The second being whether I should be prepared not to expect same-day service. Since I'm driving several hours away, my preference is not to leave the bow to be mailed back, but the work needs doing regardless so there may not be much choice in the matter.
I'm not acquainted with the individual doing the work so I asked my teacher (who is arranging the appointment) to make the archetier aware of the issue. However, I haven't heard whether my questions were answered yet and I was hoping someone here could render an opinion so I could be prepared for possible extra time and expenses.
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