In need of a great fractional bow

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Smjl98112 said: Aug 10, 2014
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My daughter has a wonderful little violin but is finding her bow really limiting and I would like to purchase an upgrade for her but I’m not sure where to look. We need a 1/10 size and all the ones I’ve found are called beginner bows so I can’t be sure that they’re better than the one she has (I don’t play myself… can you tell?). She is a book 4 student so doesn’t really need anything too fancy… Just a great wooden bow that will serve her until she reaches the next size (6-8 months). Thanks!!

Phankao said: Aug 11, 2014
Phankao WanPiano, Viola, Violin
128 posts

How is the bow limiting?

Smjl98112 said: Aug 11, 2014
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It’s a little bit warped, not flexible enough and when she’s playing fast the hair slightly touches the stick making a squeaking sound. If I tighten it more, this stops but then her teacher says it’s too tight. Her teacher also says the hair is a bit uneven. Her 1/16th was a bit better so maybe its just luck with these bows?

Phankao said: Aug 12, 2014
Phankao WanPiano, Viola, Violin
128 posts

How about playing with the 1/16 bow for the time being? My then 5yr old boy used a 1/10 violin for 8 mths. During that time, he stayed with using his 1/16th-bow. He was doing Book 4 pieces as well, the 1st Seitz and the Vivaldi A-Minor 1st Mvt. Although…. that meant a jump to a 1/8th bow when he recently upsized to a 1/8 violin.

Smjl98112 said: Aug 12, 2014
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Thanks Phankao, I suppose we could go back to the 1/16 bow…. It does seem a bit silly to spend a lot of money (assuming I even find one) when like your son, she will be sizing up within a few months.

Phankao said: Aug 12, 2014
Phankao WanPiano, Viola, Violin
128 posts

He had a good 1/16 bow which he preferred the feel of. :p

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