Glad to know I’m not the only one….
I’m in the process of trying out a violin from Superior Violins. In the package was a “Bow-Right” guide. Because I wasn’t sure how to put it on, I decided to try first on my original violin. I placed the guide on the sides of the violin as shown in the instructions. When I tried to attach the rubber band that holds it in place, I noticed a lot of tension in the rubber band…as if it were way too small. But, I held on to the guide and continued to stretch the rubber band. All of a sudden…PING….PANG…WHOOSH! The rubber band flew across the room and the guide flew straight up, hitting the chandelier above me, causing it to swing back and forth and flicker. It startled me so much that I quickly picked up the guide and the rubber band and packed them back into the bag they came in. I didn’t touch it for 2 days. When I did pull them out again, I reviewed the instructions to see what had gone wrong. That’s when I noticed I had put the guide on the top edge of the violin, instead of the bottom. No wonder the rubber band wouldn’t fit! Operator error!