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Ivory & Agony

Players and bow makers scramble to adapt to new rules trying to turn the tide against elephant poaching—and possible extinction

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The Search for the Vegan Violin

Vegan players wrestle with the moral dilemma of using animal products endemic to traditional violins and bows

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Ask the Expert: Ick! What’s the Brown Stuff on My Bow Hair?

It looks funky, but that gunk might say something about you

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How to Buy the Right Violin Bow

These 5 factors can add up to one thing—finding the right bow for you

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Ask the Expert: When Does A Bow Need To Be Rehaired?

Hint: It has more to do with the player than the calendar

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Fix My Warped Bow?

A little warp can be okay, but when is it too warped?

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Ask the Expert: Is It Possible to Safely Clean Bow Hair?

Unfortunately, the most likely results of cleaning bow hair at home are disastrous

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Getting the Best Custom Stick

Want to commission a bow? The approaches are as varied as the players and makers themselves

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Ask The Expert: Are Bows Immortal, Or Do They Wear Out?

Can a bow be forever rehaired and kept in use indefinitely?

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