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Viotech Suregrip Bow Grip

4.5 from 32 reviews
RRP:
£6.95
Our price:
£7.20 inc VAT & Economy Delivery in the UK

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Violin/viola
More than 35 in stock
£7.20
Cello
More than 15 in stock
£7.20

Description

A very useful device to increase player comfort and bow control.

This simple soft foam tube fits over the bow thumbpiece and is very popular with professional players. It can be moved back and forth to allow for changes in hair length and to achieve an individual fit.


Product specifications:

  • Soft foam rubber.
  • 2 pieces per pack, each 1.5 inches long.
  • Fitting instructions included.
  • Supplied in plastic tube.


Customer reviews:

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Dr Sackman
16/06/2011 20:15
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Much more beneficial than can be imagined
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nicely made foam finger-support (or buffer) which can be positioned anywhere on the bow which suits you (it doesn't have to overlay the leather wrapping). I use it to give my first finger a 'ridge' against which to sit (instead of my finger sliding on the silver wrapping - especially when sweaty and slippy). It weighs next to nothing and the cost is immaterial when placed against the peace-of-mind which comes from using it. There are two in the packet and I am sure I will get at least a year's use out of them.

Cons: No cons at all.

Other: I am so grateful that someone (who?) thought this would be a worthwhile help for string players; he/she was right.

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Trevor
28/08/2013 17:13
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Cello bow grip
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Fitted easily on both bows. Comfortable in use and good for extended playing.

Cons: -

Other: I fitted the grip mainly to protect the leather bow grip from my thumbnail, which causes wear however short I keep the nail.

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mrs cannings
01/02/2013 13:18
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Teacher

Great product.
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit with a little washing up liquid. My bow hold feels more comfy and thoroughly recommend this product. Great for those students who find it difficult to maintain a curved thumb.

Cons: Don't know how hard wearing this product is going to be. Time will tell.

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John
30/12/2015 15:28
USA, United States

Professional

It's good.....try it.....carefully
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I am pleased that thumb cushions are once again available. While a bit thicker perhaps, they are equivalent to the original thumbcushions from Dalco Products, no longer available.

Cons: 1. The trademark....'SureGrip' belongs to Dalco Products, first used in 1994, and is used by VioTech without permission. 2. A small amount of wax lubricant should be included with each tube of cushions. 3. Salchow Bow Lubricant is best, but a wax (such as machinist wax) works well. DO NOT USE SILICON LUBRICANTS on a wood bow of any value. If there would be a crack in the handle area, silicon is more difficult to clean out to make a solid glue joint.

Other: It's not a bow grrip....it's a thumb cushion. Rating is not a 5 because no lubricant is included, and because dangerous lubricants are recommended.

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Caroline
08/08/2013 16:04
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very helpful
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I like this product very much. It does help with my grip, especially on cheaper bows which don't have a thick leather pad. It is also quite long lasting.

Cons: Slightly bulky if you have 2 bows next to each other in case.

Other: Easy to slide on if you put a little bit of vaseline on the edge.

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Sue
02/10/2011 19:19
Lanchester, United Kingdom

Teacher

ABCO bow grip - hurray!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very comfortable and adds security of the bow hold.

Cons: Nothing.

Other: A great aid to holding the bow for beginners and advanced players alike. An excellent product!

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S G
17/05/2011 17:57
Devon, United Kingdom

Beginner

Interesting solution to a common problem.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Hhhmm - interesting! The thumbgrip on my bow was too hard and bulky so I took it off and replaced it with this. Although still bulky the grip has plenty of soft give so overall an improvement

Cons: Not sure about its longevity, being soft foam-but you do get 2. Bit of a tussle getting it on but staying put so far. Takes a bit of getting used to.

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R. Harvey
14/07/2017 09:31
London, United Kingdom

Teacher

Sadly didn't work for me

Pros: Price

Cons: It broke trying to get it on. I followed the instructions but maybe this one was faulty. There were two in the pack but I didn't want to risk my bow as you have to unscrew the frog and it is very fiddly to put on. I might have another try at some point but not sure I can be bothered.

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Elliott
11/07/2017 16:32
Manchester, United Kingdom

Professional

It has given me better results than rubber tubing

Pros: A wonderful alternative if the thumb leather on your bow isn't quite grippy enough. In my opinion it does a better job than surgical tubing and other types of rubber tubing because it lets your thumb make contact with the stick.

Cons: It should be made a little more robust as after two weeks of use, my thumbnail has actually caused a split in the grip which will get bigger and bigger rendering it eventually useless.

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nicola
08/06/2017 15:24
napoli, Italy

Beginner

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Pros: perfect

Cons: nothing

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