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  1. Hello, I picked this up at a garage sale years back. I brought it to a music store in Toronto, they suspected it is a practice bow and not an authentic original Bausch. I am going to sell it on a local marketplace app, was wondering what price I should post for, and was hoping to be double sure it’s not worth more. I have sold all my string instruments so it’s my last piece to clear out.
  2. bsharma8

    German Bow

    Back again with the random bows. Clearly the screw does not belong. Was trying this with a recently made bow by a nearby luthier and def preferred the sound to the newer one. Guessing your typical german trade bow. No markings. Seems like an XV on the inside on the frog.
  3. I’m not familiar with bow makers or how to identify what kind it is. Can anyone make out what it is?
  4. Hello! A few years ago I ended up with an antique(?) violin bow that someone threw in with an old violin I had purchased. The violin was a strad copy from Germany made about the time of WWII. The seller claimed to be somewhat of a luthier, but as I have learned more I am not so sure of how good of one, as I found out later that the violin was set up very wrong. Anyway... the bow had old thinning hair, though it still sounded fairly good. I put it away though, because it was in need of repairs. I pulled it out as I am considering learning to rehair a bow and wanted to practice on a junk one. So
  5. Any knowledgeable person out there who knows what this engraving means on my Tubbs bow?
  6. Hello there, Can this type of crack be repaired or is the damage too bad? And is there a chance that it actually comes from the Vuillaume workshop? I'm considering taking a chance and buying this bow if it's possible to repair. I'd appreciate any input.
  7. Has anyone ever tried the small-batch Deja "Soloist" Rosin? What were your thoughts?
  8. Not a remarkable bow, by any means, but the playability is quite a bit better than most German cottage bows I have owned. Pernambuco is well-figured, in my opinion. Regardless, it is just a standard nickel-mounted German bow circa 1960. Have I overlooked something?
  9. Hello, I recently bought some old but unbranded bows. I wonder if anyone would know if it is French, English or German.
  10. Has anyone ever tried the small-batch Deja "Soloist" Rosin? What were your thoughts?
  11. Any thoughts on lot 209 in the July T2? I'm assuming it's "workshop of" but could it be something else?
  12. Pics can be found here: https://imgur.com/a/6VV2GOB My parents have this kind of awesome habit of remembering that I like antiques and that I like having instruments and things for them regardless of whether I play the instrument they pick up or not. They found this bow for $5 as part of an auction lot and gave it to me. Aesthetics aside, as one can clearly see the finish is a mess and the grip is a bit ugly (but not worn through, only some missing edges; it looks and feels like old leather). I don't care too much about that as I don't need it to look pretty as long as it sounds d
  13. I’m looking at a few bows on eBay, trying to upgrade from my very basic Chinese brazilwood bow to something a bit better. Do any of these look worth a try? Any tips on what to look for in photos would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone
  14. I know this is most likely not a Lupot but I wondered if it’s possible to tell whether this is a decent bow from these photos? It’s not possible to try it before buying. I have a very basic Chinese bow so I imagine it’s probably better than mine but I don’t even know how to distinguish between decent pernambuco and brazilwood. Roughly what might it be worth spending on this and is it worth the risk? Thanks
  15. Greetings from a newb ... I recently acquired a 1968 Roth 4/4 in good shape but full of rosin. With it came 2 bows, a Lupot (also heavily rosined) and an unidentified one. I'd be very grateful if experienced bow aficionados would please weigh in.
  16. A friend asked me to take a look at this violin bow, but I can barely make anything out from the stamp. It is nearly illegible. All I can say is that it is silver mounted with a round stick and the wood looks quite nice. It also feels rather heavy. We don't live very near a good luthier, so we've decided for now to ask the internet. I'm afraid I don't know much about old bows... For further ID purposes: Does anyone know why the stamp would be so smudged? Is that just caused from prolonged use? Thanks for
  17. Hi, I've introduced my self in another post, I'm an amateur luthier following directions from a maestro in Spain. My latest "creation" is a bow, albeit my maestro has a lot of knowledge about instrument making bows are not his speciality albeit not unknowk to him. Recently I finished my first bow, a 61 gram octonal bow from a blank of 6000 lucchi. Unfortunatelly when I play it (also amateur player) I see a lot of vibration when I ask for fortes and add some pressure to the bowing. Any ideas on what to check and what to correct. See some pics of the bow. Thanks in
  18. Hi everyone, Here you have some pictures of a violin bow a find very nice in all aspects (playing too) and it´s suppossed to be french. Please let me know what do you see from pictures since I´m just starting to study and see bows not only from a playing point of view. From my still great ignorance in bow aesthetic and constructive aspects I have some thoughts on this bow but I'd really like to hear from you. I see relevant: the kind and appearance of wood, top of head, nose, number of pins on both frog and button, rounded frog... What more should I look at? Many thanks!
  19. The photos are of an old bow that I have. The question is about what I assume is mother of pearl on the eyes, the adjuster, and the slide. I've never seen a bow where the MOP looks somewhat primitive like this. Is that just an indication of the age of the bow, or just amateurish workmanship? Since it is somewhat unique, is it worth having the MOP repaired when I get the bow rehaired? I've never had this bow rehaired, so I'm not sure if it's a good player or not. In fact, i'm not even sure it is worth rehairing, but just curious about the MOP. Thanks.
  20. ModMoon

    Info on Bow

    I aquired bo at estate sale. Just looking for information on its authenticity and worth ? It has an octogonalvshape and wood is in excellent Condition . Sorry photos aren’t great.
  21. I've recently seen a bow with a very interesting lapping. There was no leather thumb grip (french style?), and the lapping looked like it was made out of a silver lapped "a" string with a silk thread running thoughout. I would have never noticed if it hadn't started coming off at the end. Has anyone else seen this type of lapping? It seemed fairly innovative and i may try to replicate it.
  22. my other question is if I change the weight at the frog (with the lapping) I change the balance of the bow so somewhere along the line I should look at the camber of the bow does any body have an idea how the two influence each other ( more weight more camber ? more weight different camber ?) should I make the camber greater at the frog if I add weight`? thank you for your ideas tartarane
  23. I was watching the Menuhin Junior Competition and came upon a violinist playing with red bow hair: I know that black bow hair can be used to better grab thicker strings, but is there any practical use for the red hair or is it just an aesthetic thing? Also what are the methods for turning the hair red? Thanks!
  24. Hi. Recently I encountered a harmonics passage that requires tilting of the bow, but I don't which one of these is the smartest way (and easiest way to recover back to normal) to tilt: 1) Tilt by rotating the bow with fingers only (I tried but this causes thumb touching the bow hair, which is uncomfortable) 2) Tilt by bending the wrist only 3) Tilt by OPENING the right shoulder only 4) Tilt by RAISING the right shoulder only or it's a combination of these????? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *P.S. I will be annoying you guys with my grauduation project surveys about vio
  25. Hey guys, First time poster here and while not new to music, rather new to fiddle. I recently purchased this bow and like the way it plays. It is about 64g and helps me a draw a phat, deep sound from my instrument. The person I bought it from told me it was German circa 1910 +/- a few years. I bought it as an unstamped bow. He wasn’t sure if it was brasilwood or pernambuco. However, upon closer inspection I saw the very faint remnants of a stamp. But I can’t make it out. So two questions, based on the pictures below, can anyone make out the stamp? And do you think this a pernambuco