Viotech Suregrip Bow Grip

By Viotech

4.4 from 42 reviews
£8.04 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 rubber 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.


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

Customer reviews:

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

Keen Amateur

Much more beneficial than can be imagined
8 out of 9 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
5 out of 6 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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30/12/2015 15:28
USA, United States


It's good.....try it.....carefully
5 out of 7 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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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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08/08/2013 16:04
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very helpful
2 out of 2 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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17/09/2018 12:02
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Keen Amateur

Surprisingly useful! Increased bow control.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: When I bought it I thought it was going to be for more comfort to the fingers, which it is in a way... However, what it actually happens is that the bigger diameter allows my index finger to wrap around the grip (similiar to the russian bowgrip, but keeping the rest of the fingers and wrist in normal grip)... This new hold is giving me a very significant increase in control on the bow... So from an almost joke, I am putting it in all my bows...

Cons: Not the easiest thing to put!! Here are some tricks: First, make sure that the stick is clean. Any little dirt stops the suregrip from sliding. Lubricate slightly. Some use violin peg paste, but it didnt' work for me... Just apply a little saliva in the stick. Then it will slide very easily...

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

Keen Amateur

Elegant solution to perennial cellists' problem
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Looks neat. feels good

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

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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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08/07/2020 08:44
London, United Kingdom


A quick fix to damaged leather

Pros: It’s comfortable, thumb not tired after practice, helpful for learning new way of bow hold.

Cons: Difficult to put on, maybe it’s the shape of my bow, it’s very hard to slide in over the leather part. I like the fact it’s very soft and comfortable but I hope it’s thinner.

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12/12/2019 21:18
England, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Worth a try!

Pros: Ordered these a while back because I started to find that when I played for continuous long hours my fingers would start feeling uncomfortable and unstable in my bowling hand. The pads are really soft and provide a good grip.

Cons: Hard to apply onto the bow.

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