"Bow Bugs" are carpet beetles that find their way into your case. This article describes how to identify and get rid of them.
I recently put together a video where I start a freshly rehaired violin bow with rosin. This article links the video and outlines the process.
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Have you ever had the eyelet strip or have the button become difficult to turn on your bow? I freaked the first time I experienced this as a student, fearing that something might be catastrophically broken. Almost in tears, it came as comforting news that the screw and eyelet is designed to have a service life and meant to be replaced over time.
I wanted to highlight some of the eclectic and unique tools that I use for bow making. Making bows combines skills and tools from woodworking, jewelry making, and machining. It is difficult to find tools that accommodate the small scale and level of detail we work to, so a number of tools we make or modify ourselves.
I have been working with a few customers by mail lately and I figured a number of other musicians do the same, especially those who don’t live near a shop. The following is basically the same simple instructions for packaging and shipping a bow that I give my customers.
I get asked a lot of questions regarding rosin so I put this article together to address some of the most common ones.
I always encourage my customers to carefully check over their bow when it is dropped off and picked up after service. Most of the time it is the player, but often enough a parent will pick up the bow. When I ask the parent to check over the bow, the most common reply is that …
In the video below I show you how I check for crossed hairs in a bow. Just a single crossed hair can have a negative impact on your tone, giving you a gritty and/or metallic sound. Essentially, the bow is tightened to just above playing tension. A thin straight edge or small ruler (a business …
Recently I have had a couple of new customers wonder about how I determine hair length and quantity of hair for my rehairs. It seems so many people have different ideas and preferences to what the perfect length and quantity of hair might be. The truth is each individual bow has a very narrow range …