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Wide frog on violin bow

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I would appreciate very mych any information regarding wide violin bow frog: heel of the frog on the violin bow has the width of the cello bow frog. And it fits perfectly it is not just a cello frog refitted, it seems to be made this way on purpose.

What is this, someone's experiment? Or wider practice? By whom (country, region, factory) ? I have one on a stick stamped Hill & Sons (doubtful).

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No, the heel is usual 90 degrees.

I don't remember the weight - it could be slightly on the heavier side but have to check. Sorry for bad picture but the shape is visible.

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I see bows with wide frogs like that occasionally.  They are never what would be considered fine bows, and I don't know specifically where they originate.  If the extra width were somehow helpful, all bows would be made this way.  Since they're not, I consider this type of bow to be a failed experiment -- an evolutionary dead end in bow design.

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