« I was rarely happy with the real horsehair I used to use for my violin bows. »
Renaud Gruss - Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
I wanted a product that I could depend on. Over the course of 30 years’ playing in concerts all over the world, in all sorts of venues, involving a great deal of travelling, I found that the way natural horsehair reacted to variations in humidity often caused me problems. When the bow hair has absorbed so much moisture that it can’t be sufficiently tightened, this really makes playing a lot harder.