I have posted this before but never got a specific reply so I am trying again. My bow ONLY SLIDES ON THE “A” STRING. I have tried 4 different strings—Evah pirazzi, Tonica, Vision, Dominant. It happens with all 4 bows. It is fine on the G, D, and E strings. I have cleaned the hair and the strings. After I have cleaned the string it works fine for about 2 hours. I have used Oliv.Evah dark, RVM Artist Deluxe dark, and a Mini. Not sure of the make. I put a minimum amount on so that it works well with the G, D, and E. I have tried to put more on but too much collects on the string which also can cause sliding as you know.
Can anyone take up the challenge?! I am 83 and started at age 11
Dr. Terry Carscadden MD
Unfortunately, because you did not enter a title for your thread, there is nothing for anyone to click on in the discussion list, so nobody can read your post or reply. Unless they know how to hack it (which many do, it's not that hard).
Actually not too many do :(
Since the "missing poster," Terry Carscadden started playing the violin at age 11 and is now 83, I will assume he has been playing for 72 years. So-I have a couple of questions about all 4 of his bows slipping ONLY on the A string:
I'd also look at the bow hold. If it is a finger-led hold such as the Franco-Belgian then there is the possibility that the fingers aren't controlling the bow as well as they used to. This suggests a visit to a teacher may be useful and/or changing the bow hold. In the latter case I'd suggest the Russian hold where the bow is controlled more directly, and firmly, by the hand.
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