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How (much) To Tighten Your Violin or Viola Bow

Zlata Brouwer

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Published: March 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM [UTC]

In my violin shop I need to throw away violin and viola bows very often. They are not useable anymore and worthless.

Why? Because people tighten their bow too much when they play and lots of times forget to loosen it when they don’t play.

It’s a waste of bows and of course very expensive.

Tightening your bow too much can even be dangerous as the bow can break and hit you in the face.

In this video I show you how to tighten your bow, which dramatically increases the lifetime of your violin or viola bow.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!



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