The sound is produced with the striking of the bow over the string.
The bow consists of the stick, the frog and the covering. The stick can
be made out of wood (brazil wood, e.g. Dörfler bow) or carbon fibre (e.g. violin bow carbon). At Paganino you’ll find violin bows, viola bows, cello bows and double bass bows.
A good violin bow caresses the ears
A good violin bow is very important for achieving an optimal sound result. Violin bows consist of bow, frog and covering and are made out of Brazil wood, Pernambuco (Dörfler violin bow) or of carbon fibre (carbon violin bow). The violin bow maintenance is necessary, so that the violin bow can be used as long as possible.
The cello bow dominates the sound
As the cello string all in all are stronger than violin strings, also the violoncello bow is more powerful than the violin bow, being able to summon up the required tension for the cello play. Cello bows consist of a Brazil wood bow, of frog and covering. Carbon bows are getting more and more popular, e.g. by the company CodaBow.
The rosin makes the bow alive
Through the application of the rosin (colophony) the frictional resistance of the bow stroke gets increased compared to the string
and thereby the sound production is made possible. Without rosin, the
striking of the strings would stay ineffective. By buying rosin you
should take care if best quality. The Amato rosin is highly estimated as violin bow rosin.