Violin bow stings are loose, but the screw won't tighten anymore! What should I do?
Hello! I was practicing for a youth orchestra audition when I noticed that my sound production wasn't great; my bow hairs were so loose that the hairs in the middle of my bow touched the wood every time I played! I tried to tighten it but the screw wouldn't budge. I can loosen the hairs no problem but the hairs just won't tighten to how I need it to be. I don't know if the hairs are stretched out or if there's something wrong with the screw. Is there any way I can fix this in time for the audition?
Thank you for your time.
1. Loosen the screw all the way and withdraw it from the end of the bow.
sounds like you may need a rehair if the above doesn't work
Thank you so much!