Mudcat Café message #1688958 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89392   Message #1688958
Posted By: fiddler
09-Mar-06 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: Difference in fiddle bows?
Subject: RE: Difference in fiddle bows?
The curve relates to the 'bounce' of the bow and how it is used in certain situations. Classical tighter, old time very slack I covered all this above.

This is all great but I can't help feeling its a bit of an emperors new clothes trail. I'll post a story by a (now dead) top luthier in my next post (so you cna ignore it if you wish) whcih may help to illustrate - BTW I'm not saying it is a waste of time - we cna all add ot our knowledge, I am just dubious as to the outcome.