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Die Bogenhalter-Hilfe wurde schnell mit einer bildlichen Montageanweisung geliefert, die durch das Design auch meine Tochter sofort überzeugt hat. Der Bogen muss zwar etwas "geschickter" in den Geigenkasten eingeräumt werden, aber mit etwas Übung lässt der Geigenkasten nach wie vor schließen. Design und Verarbeitung sind ansprechend und qualitativ gestaltet.
WARNING: This only works if you are able to remove the frog of your violin to install it. The frog on my son's violin doesn't come off, so this was a $30 mistake and waste of money. They should anticipate that BEGINNERS won't know that not all violin bows will be compatible with this before selling them a $30 piece of plastic.
Additional, I was able to get this on a different bow (that is too big and heavy for my son to use), but found that it's impossible to put a bow securely in a case with this attached. So you would have to disassemble your bow to remove it to put the bow away, then disassemble the bow and reattach it and readjust it (NOT easy) every time you wanted to play. There have to be better solutions than this. I can't believe I just paid $30 for a piece of useless plastic.
Editing this down to a 1 when I remembered that I contacted the company directly for support and never heard a peep. This is a true scam.
My 6 year old recently started playing violin after seeing a friend play...and it's a hard instrument for a young child to learn. These Bow Hold Buddies, which her teacher recommended to us, make holding the bow in the correct position so much easier. I've noticed her bowing movement has improved dramatically I think because her bow grip with this tool keeps the bow in the proper position. I highly recommend them for a young violin learner. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because they were a little challenging to install as the instructions weren't totally clear - and they can slip out of position slightly when you tighten and loosen the bow. At my daughter's violin teacher's recommendation we now don't loosen her bow when storing it (it isn't real wood so apparently that's OK) so we didn't have to move it back into correct position each time we tightened the bow.
We purchased this for our 6 year old based on our Suzuki teacher's request. It works very well. The end piece gives the pinky a place to rest on the top of the bow, so she doesn't have a problem with the "flying away pinky." At the same time, the frog (no, it doesn't sit on the frog of the bow) provides a spacer between the 2 middle fingers and and index finger. In short, this thing forces you to hold your bow the right way. As others mentioned, the only downside is that it makes it impossible to fit the bow into most cases. We just made a thin bag for the bow and carry it separately to her lessons.
It works great for my little violinist. I am giving it 4 stars because in order for it to fit in the case (when you put it away) you have to take the entire bottom on the bow apart and remove it OR you have to carry it outside of the case. Both are a pain. But it corrects her bow hold and that is what we really need it for.
My daughter love it, and the teacher too))! You have to disarm the "frog" to put it, because of that you have to disarm the frog again to put it inside the violin case when you are not playing the instrument. Well...I found a case for the frog, to protect it, and that's it. The item is very nice and practical, the price is too high.
This is great, it is a bit hard to put on, but otherwise my fingers instantly go to the right position. It makes it easier to focus on playing rather than finger position. Unfortunately I have to remove it to put it in my case, but oh well.