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Too little rosin and the bow won't make any sound. Too much rosin and dust will build up on the fiddle top.
Mary in Lebanon, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
Exactly right. Couldn't have said it better. My experience is that most have too little actually. Once you have put enough rosin the first time you don't need to add that much and that often afterwards. The first time takes can take 15 minutes if the hair and the rosin are new.
I use to put on too much. my friend and i would sit there for 5 mins a day putting rosin on our bows. our teacher eventually told us that we only really needed about 5 swipes. it use to make me sneeze from the amount of dust
I rosin the bow after every 9-12 hours of playing, maybe sooner, if notice that it doesn't catch a string.
Don't know about re-hearing... For me it's a bit easier to buy a new one. I have a bow that was with the violin and it's not a really good one. (Actually having a good bow won't help me, kamikaze violinist )
I know what you mean Oliver. I posted the same thing a few weeks ago that I like the wood bows that came with my Cecilio violins better than a more expensive carbon fiber bow. It really does make a difference. I bought 3 bows from that guy that was selling bows here on the forum and I only like one of them. Glad you are happy with your bow. I did do the burning hair test as Barry posted and they all passed as real horse hair but who knows? Lots to learn for me. I compare this to different guitar picks where you would think it won't make a difference but it really does.
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