I was practicing the Wieniawski Polonaise in D major the other day–I was playing rather aggressively–I hit the tip of my bow on the string, and the wood holding the hair to the bow broke and all the hair came loose. Both the wood on the tip, and the wood stuck to the hair broke off the bow itself. I feel it important to also mention that this was not an inexpensive bow–quite the contrary actually–it's an expensive French-Pernambuco wood bow. I'm wondering if this is normal–or not normal, but has it happened to anyone else? I know it's probably my fault, but could it be something else as well? I recently got the bow re-haired if that helps. Tweet
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