What does B-stock mean?
A bow is considered "B-stock" if it has a cosmetic imperfection, such as a small scratch, a loose or discolored winding, or if the stick has a very slight curve that will not affect tone production. Each bow has been carefully vetted to be sold as “B-stock” and is a great value at the discounted price.
There is a limited stock of these bows, and each bow may have a different imperfection. Please review the last picture on this listing for examples of bows considered B-stock.
Fiddlerman Forever Violin Bow
The Zarelon™ Synthetic hair is extremely strong and can withstand even the most intense playing without breaking.
- High-Quality Workmanship
- Fiddlerman's Custom Arch and Weight Distribution
- Durable Zarelon™ Synthetic Bow Hair - Light Soloist Grade
- Rehairable with synthetic or horse hair
- Firm and stable playing experience
- Clean and quick tonal response
The synthetic bow hair arrives without rosin. Apply your favorite rosin by running the rosin cake back and forth along with the bow hair. We have found that dark rosin such as Kaplan Dark, or Premium Dark works best as it is stickier and produces less "white noise."
Over time, the hair may lose some grip. Apply more rosin to increase the friction between the hair and strings. If the hair does not take rosin well, or if there is still a lack of grip - use the included 100 grit sandpaper to gently roughen the synthetic hair. Run the sandpaper 10-15 passes along the bow hair, and test the result before any additional passes.
If one or multiple strands of the hair becomes too loose, heating the hair with a hair blow drier or heat gun will allow the hair to shrink back to a desired length.
The bow can also be rehaired indefinitely with either synthetic hair, or traditional horse hair.
The Fiddlerman Family of Carbon Fiber Bows for Violin
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.