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Viotech Suregrip Bow Grip

4.4 from 34 reviews
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£7.20 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK

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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
7 out of 8 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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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


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


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's a thumb cushion. Rating is not a 5 because no lubricant is included, and because dangerous lubricants are recommended.

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


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


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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28/10/2017 10:58
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Elegant solution to perennial cellists' problem

Pros: Looks neat. feels good

Cons: Not easy to fit; I might have found shorter easier.

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21/08/2017 21:36
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good to use but expensive and fragile.

Pros: It was easy to fit and comfortable for my thumb.

Cons: They split too easily and once that happens they break completely. I have got through the two in the pack in 4 months and they're quite expensive at that rate. I wish they were more durable. I'm not sure I'll buy them again.

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


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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