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Accessories for Orchestral Strings
Bows & Rosin
As common a technique as pizzicato may be, it definitely plays second fiddle to the violin bowing styles you're using ninety-nine percent of the time. It goes without saying that a properly maintained bow is critical for any violinist - in fact, if you only have one, it may be time to think about picking up a second so you'll have a spare bow on hand. It's easy enough to find what you need in this selection of violin bows and accessories, so whether you're replacing your main bow, shopping for a spare, or stocking up on parts and supplies, you're in the right place. Here you'll find just the right number of options: enough to make the right choice, but not so many as to overwhelm.
Violin bows can be made from a few different materials, so the first decision you may want to make is which of them you prefer. One of the top-selling bows here is the String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow, and it's a good example of the flexibility and affordability that makes fiberglass so popular. Looking for something more traditional? In that case, a wooden bow like the Bellafina Select Brazilwood Violin Bow could be the way to go. Or, if you want a modern, high-tech bow with impressive durability, check out the Glasser Advanced Composite Violin Bow or a graphite or carbon fiber model.
Of course, maybe you're not here for a new bow... or maybe you've picked one out and now you'd like to see what you can do to get the most out of it. In either case, there are some accessories here you might like to take a look at. For instance, if you're a beginner, the Bow-Right for Violin is a huge help that will make it much easier to perfect your bowing technique. On the other hand, if you're a seasoned pro wanting to breathe new life into your favorite bow, the P&H Replacement Violin Horsehair Hank might be in order.
In the end, you're the only person who can say which violin bows and accessories might be the best fit for you. Like so many other things in music, bow choice is a subjective thing and one player's prized bow may be completely different from another's. So don't let yourself be tied down! Your perfect bow is up to you, and the chances are high that it's waiting for you to discover it among the violin bows in this section.