If that's the case, we should be treating it SO WELL! Think of those singers we all know who baby their voices with hot water/honey/lemon concoctions, wear scarves year round, and refuse to talk on the day of a big performance...
If we humble cellists show our beloved bows just a little bit of that kind of respect, we'll be on our way!
So, how should we properly care for our bows?
Basic Bow Care
Included in this article is a helpful video on rosining your bow:
I do want to emphasize the fact that a bow works best when it is rosined from frog to tip--and not in little sections at a time. I find little spots of extra rosin from the uneven application will sometimes make my bow's grab inconsistent along the length of hair.
I don't know about you, but I need MORE inconsistencies in sound production like I need a hole in the head!
How to tell if you need a rehair
Played a concert?
Well, it's time for a rehair!