How Tight Should Your Bow Hair Be?

When the bow is tightened and ready to play, it should still be possible to for the hair to the touch the stick if your press on it. You want the hair tight enough so that when you play fortissimo the hair doesn’t meet the stick but you don’t want it so tight that it’s impossible for the bow and hair to touch. Of there’s still personal preference. Some bassists like hair more taut. No problem! Just always remember to loosen your bow after your playing session.


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