Bow care

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Re: Bow care

Postby Ken Bloom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Moth balls definitely work. A violinist friend of mine has done this for quite a while but has taken to the nail on the wall method as of late. She doesn't particularly enjoy the fragrance. If you are someone who enjoys keeping the bow in a closed case all the time, then the moth balls are the way to go. My preference is to do the sunlught method. The only time mine is in a closed case is when I'm going from place to place. Just my 2p.

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Re: Bow care

Postby frets alot » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks Ken. So if I want to keep the bows out, they don't literally have to be in sunlight, do they? Just out in an open room? I appreciate your expert feedback.
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Re: Bow care

Postby Ken Bloom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:07 pm

Bow bugs are like political secrets, they hate the light. Just keep your bow out in a safe place and all will be find. Mine sits on the bow arm of the stand for my bowed dulcimer. That way, th einstrument is out and ready to play whenever I have a spare moment to devote to it.

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