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Musing carbon fiber bows
Musing carbon fiber bows
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January 30, 2020 - 12:19 pm
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I got a new (Arcus) Musing C-3 bow recently.

It seems fine, but the hair cannot be loosened much.

Looser than I’d want it for playing, yes.

Loose enough to touch the stick, no. Loose in a way that seems to “hang,” no.

The bit of the frog with the screw hole, that fits into the recess in the stick, is hard against the tip end of that recess, almost has to be “popped” into the recess. Seems as if the box hair is BARELY long enough to let it be assembled at all. 

What should I think about this?

Gordon Shumway
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January 30, 2020 - 12:39 pm
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Martha said
What should I think about this? 

I think similar queries have been raised in the past, and the answer is, don't worry - the residual tension is not enough to harm. FWIW, my Delille hybrid behaves exactly the same.


Fort Lauderdale
January 31, 2020 - 8:30 pm
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Gordon has a good point.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

February 10, 2020 - 11:21 pm
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Someone told me a while ago that kind of "perpeptual tension" happens because the bow may be too dry and its wood cannot slacken the horse hair. After you humidify your case, the problem of the bow hair may lessen.

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February 22, 2020 - 8:07 am
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It's kind of true but has to do with the hair, not the wood being too dry. When the hair gets really dry it shortens and when it's moist it lengthens.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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