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Bow Storage Suggestions?
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May 19, 2012 - 8:22 am
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At present, I keep my bows in the plastic bags they came in.  But the repeated sliding in and out of the long pouch/sleeve in the nylon gig-bag my violin came with is taking a toll over the weeks.  Also, a bit of rosin gets on the inside of the plastic bag and then gets on the bow itself.  Easy enough to wipe off before playing, but it is a bit of a nuisance.

Besides, I have two bows, but only one compartment for a bow in the gig bag anyway.

So what are some good ways of storing bows between use if one is not going to keep them in a hardshell violin case? 

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May 19, 2012 - 8:31 am
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My  suggestion, DanielB,,, hang them on the wall in a reasonable humidity controlled room. It keep's the bow bug's away and let's the bow hang straight.

You can see in the upper left corner how I hang mine. I never store my bow's in the case, for one thing when they are in the case so is the fiddle. Out of sight, out of mind I say.  thumbs-up

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May 19, 2012 - 9:06 am
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Fiddlestix said
"...It keep's the bow bug's away and..."

This really pushed my curiosity button....What in the world is a BOW BUG?duncecap

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May 19, 2012 - 9:25 am
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Carpet mites, they love to eat the bow hair.

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