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    Blueroseviolin
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    • Contribution Score 146

    Am looking for advice on how to select a good quality bow…

    #12247

    Eduardo Ventura
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    Jaja depend .how much have momey 🙂 an this case that violin play and you chek your favorit bow. also you can use a bow for the pactice the violins superios .here . 😉 i hope i’ve helped com soon

    #12331

    Grace DeLong
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    Does anyone have advice for this? My violin teacher helped me find my first violin. I’m a beginner. I have been told by someone at the violin shop that the bow it came with is a viola bow. Also, I was told the viola bow is heavier than a violin bow. Does it make a difference? Just wondering if it will hinder me any, and if I should consider purchasing a violin bow.

    #12343

    Elizabeth Davis
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    Yes, a viola bow is a little heavier (some 10 grams on average) and will thus tend to feel a little harsh for the lighter, shorter violin.
    You can read more at pages like Ideal Bow Weight.
    Also, look at the frog. A violin frog is a little smaller and squared off at the heel, a viola frog has a bit more of a rounded curve to it.

    The best way to pick one is to go to a violin shop and PLAY on your violin with a variety of bows. The shop can help you by offering a selection from your selected price range, but you really won’t know if one bow is better for your violin than another unless you try it out. I’ve sat down with dozens of bows that are all the same price and found one or two that feel more “right” than the rest.

    Other things to look for – warp – you want to be able to sight from frog to tip and NOT see the stick veering out to one side or the other.
    Then fitting – does the screw turn easily? Is the frog flush against the stick? Is the wrap secure?

    #12353

    Grace DeLong
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    • Contribution Score 5

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply Elizabeth! Thank you for the advice!!!!

    #12364

    Blueroseviolin
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    • Contribution Score 146

    Has anyone ever ordered over internet? Pernambuco or Brazilwood? Round or octagonal? Horsehair or other? Rehair or replace the bow?

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