GMM22 Posted June 26, 2005 Report Share Posted June 26, 2005 Violinists often express how important the bow is. In fact, I have read more than once the suggestion that tone production is the first quality to be sought after when choosing a bow. Obviously, the playing dynamics of a given bow can be altered drastically by changing the taper, camber, balance point, mass, etc. My question is: Has anyone directly observed a change of these or other criteria (excluding hair quantity or quality), as having a direct effect strictly on tone production? In other words, has anyone ever changed a grip from silver to silk for example, and precisely noted a change in tone production? Similarly, has anyone been able to improve the sonority of an average sounding bow? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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