My brow might be boke
I made the classic mistake of dropping my bow during rehearsal today—although luckily from a sitting position.
Three hairs snapped clean in the middle (somehow), but the ribbon was otherwise completely intact. Frog isn't chipped and the stick looks fine. The only thing I'm worried about is a hidden fracture along the stick somewhere catching me by surprise, because it made quite a hearty smack when it hit the floor.
It still tensions up straight, but I've never done bow repair so I have no idea. Is there any way to check to make sure that the stick is still sound? Or do I just wait until (if) it breaks to glue it?
Try bending it real hard and see if it breaks in half.
Warning, don't try this at home!!
If it landed on the flat, it’s probably fine. The most vulnerable part of the bow is the tip.
You've given yourself the perfect excuse to go bow shopping. Enjoy.
We should have our stand by bow ready anytime anyway
Sorry Cotton, it's 100% broken inside. You'll have to apply a fine epoxy layer to the entire stick to ensure it doesn't snap and take your eye out the first time you do martelé with it.. I recommend using gorilla glue and an old credit card to spread it.
A little duct tape, super glue, and WD-40 and it will be good as new!
WD-40 should always be applied to the hair to ensure smooth playing.
Bo, thanks, that's a good tip for violinist-unfriendly stuff such as Bruckner 4. I shall prepare an old bow accordingly for the performance ;)
I'm afraid my worst fear has come true...
@Lyndon- " Warning, don't try this at home!!"
there's always duct tape.
Duct tape should always be applied to the hair to ensure smooth playing.
WD-40 on the hair also helps discourage the bow mites, meaning longer between needing rehair jobs.
John, that's great news, glad to learn! Didn't know about that...
Well, I just 'placed' my bow on the floor and this person came and stomped on it, yeah, it's plain to see it broke.. Go git yourself a watchmakers eye glass and any chink will reveal it self, tis also what you do to detect unravelling strings before its too late.
I think it is important to apply duct tape to your brow. Then send pictures.
Trevor, I think Bruckner 4 is the most boring piece I've ever played!
Who changed the title? It was supposed to be like that!
Still looks boken to me.
When brows beak, they're boken. Simple grammar.
The OP seems to have delighted in the diversity of non-answers, suggesting to me that the post was mainly click bait. Which would not entirely surprise me.