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I have a violin bow that's tip heavy to me. The balance point is 197mm from the relaxed frog. Strobel's recommended "standard" of 185mm seems to work well for me with most of my bows. So I took the bow to a local shop to ask if they could change the current relatively light grip for a heavier one to move the balance point. I was told that "the balance is in the stick," and a heavier grip is not a useful solution. Is this true? I thought that bowmakers choose a grip design as a final way to tweak the balance point. Are there narrow limits within which this works? I know that the bow would become heavier overall. Does a heavier grip make an inertial mass at that point that could upset the bow's performance? What doth the experts say? Edit: I should have pointed out that this bow I'm considering rebalancing is no handmade art object.