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Based on 8 Reviews
Reviewed On: 06/30/2020
If you're a cellist...dont bother. This is an awful contraption. Way too thick and has two divits that are not helpful. My student tried it, and complained about having to grip the bow more. I tried it to understand the issue, and you do feel the need to grip more. The material seems nice but its way too thick and uncomfortable. So disappointed. I was hoping this would help my student improve their bow grip but its making it harder than it should be!
Yes | 14 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/24/2017
My experience with this bow grip is that its not ready to fit out of the bag. The intention of the grip is suitable for the young, beginner 6 yr old violinist. However, be prepared to do some cutting with a razor to get the grip to fit around the frog.
Yes | 107 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/15/2017
About 10 years ago I discovered this grip after sustaining a severed ligament to my right little finger. It has been so helpful and I cannot live without it now. Before I found this grip, I would drop the bow now and then and gave up playing for several years. Also, I have some mild arthritis and this helps on days when it acts up. One thing----I wish it was longer. I have improvised with wrapping electrical tape around the end to accommodate my hand. Please someone invent a longer one and I will die happy!!
Yes | 109 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 11/24/2015
As an experienced professional with arthritis I have found this useful as it makes it possible to use a looser bow grip without losing control of the bow on weeks when my hand is painful. Of course it is intended for students, and I have found it works well for students. The large size is appropriate for a full-size bow.
Yes | 310 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/24/2015
When I first tried this, I thought they didn't make it long enough to accommodate my hand and that my pinky was too close to the other fingers. I practiced with it on for awhile and then noticed that my pinky naturally did fall in the slot and noticed that my index finger was on the wood rather than the rubber grip. I like the feel and many of my students enjoy it now too. A recent transfer student with the stereoptypical straightened pinky adjusted her bow hold quickly and easily with this device. I wish I'd discovered it sooner. It does move the had about a 1/2 inch higher on the bow, but I find no problem with that.
Yes | 313 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/08/2015
This bow grip works well for my daughter. It keeps her hand and fingers positioned correctly. No issues with bow damage as others have reported-- I purchased a size medium for her 1/2 size violin outfit with carbon bow.
Yes | 366 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 11/23/2011
DO NOT attempt to use this product on a bow of any value. I tried to put a Medium-sized Bowmaster on my full-size carbon-fiber bow to check this product for a student, and it detached the leather wrap from the stick due to friction from the tight fit. When I removed the Bowmaster it pulled the leather right off with it and I had to use pliers to get the leather out of the inside of the Bowmaster. Thank goodness I didn't try this product on one of my recently-rehaired pernambuco bows. If the "Medium" size is not meant for full-size bows, it is not clearly marked this way on the package. Beware.
Yes | 380 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 09/29/2007
Wonderful gadget -- has indentations for all the fingers, including the pinkie. Can be difficult to put on. Better to buy the medium than the small. I do wish for a product that had a smaller thumb dent to keep thumb tip pointed in.
Yes | 430 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 05/12/2020
Hi Sharon, thank you for your question! Unfortunately, it is suggested that the bowmaster be used for violin and viola only. Let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes | 15 people found this question helpful