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Rehairing a CF bow? Pro's and Con's
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EricBluegrassFiddle
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May 12, 2015 - 8:38 am
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Hey guys...

I have a cheap "P&H" Carbon Fiber bow that I paid about $75 bucks for. It's barely got any hair left LOL! I think it was actually a bit of a "lemon" as I don't think the hair in the frog was ever properly installed to begin with. The little metal "lip" of the frog where the strings are attached came loose a bit soon after I got it, exposing a bit of the cork underneath....but it was still usable LOL! Also, I like a "Big" sound and am a bit of an agressive bower.

But you know what? It's a GREAT little stick! It's stiff, light and very comfortable and I feel I can bow with a bit more flexible wrist and fingers with this one...more control. I'm a Bluegrasser so I can take it outside to jams, anywhere and it's no biggie if it get's stolen or breaks or whatever.

I've heard every one say it's not worth rehairing these cheapo's because the price of a rehair is worth more than the stick. But, sticks are also personal, and I don't want to eventually have a throw-away pile of cheap bows sitting around. AND, I actually like this stick.

Should I take it to get rehaired or try rehairing it myself?

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

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If you like it and the bow has the little wooden plugs that allow you to remove the hair, then I'd say either take it to someone to rehair, or do it yourself. A rehair looks slightly tedious, but it's not rocket science.  

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Uzi said
If you like it and the bow has the little wooden plugs that allow you to remove the hair, then I'd say either take it to someone to rehair, or do it yourself. A rehair looks slightly tedious, but it's not rocket science.  

I like it.....

It has a little metal "casing" or lip that goes over what appears to be like cork that the hairs are glued too underneath. Then you slide this little metal "casing" over it to encolse it. The tip looks pretty standard.

I also heard that after you get it haired you have to comb it and then hold it over a candle flame so the hairs won't get kinky..... I need to research this some more. But, this bow might be a good one to learn how to od it myself...it's a nice little cheapie bow. Nicely balanced, it's stiff and comfortable to hold.

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

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