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Why are violin bows longer than viola bows, than cello bows, than double-bass bows ?

It has more to do with the physical position of the arm and the instrument. A violin perched on a shoulder allows a longer bow stroke than a cello in front of the player's sternum. A cello player ...
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Why are modern string bows concave instead of convex?

Late in the day, but: The concave bow allows a lighter bow to be used for the same level of tension in the hair, because it reduces the torque over the majority of the stick's length (and particularly ...
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