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You don't need to clean or rosin it; it might be good to protect it from dust and dramatic temperature and humidity changes. Definitely release the tension. I like the mothballs idea. They are pretty stinky but they keep away all sorts of bugs that might damage the bow. If you don't have a case handy that would work well, how about a cardboard mailing ...


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I had a bow that I stored in a cello case for months, with the tension off. When I went back to try to use it, I discovered that 2/3 of the horsehairs had been eaten through. My teacher then told me about "bow mites" (microscopic critters that are also called dust mites or carpet mites). She said that a bow needs to be stored with mothballs (napthaline or ...


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Honestly, I don't think it makes much of a difference by itself. On cello, the standard way to mellow down the sound is to angle the bow towards yourself – but that has the opposite effect as on violin / viola, namely that only the hairs farthest away from the bridge touch the string. The important points seem to be Few hairs on the string, no ...



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