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The possibility of identifying vibration modes of a double bass bow, with a non-contact measurement of sound pressure in the Very Near Field (VNF) was investigated. This paper shows the application of this cost-effective method for vibroacoustic testings of the bow. The spectra of generated tones do not give sufficient information about a particular bow, but its vibroacoustical behavior provides additional properties. The visualization for all vibration modes below 4000 Hz was achieved by using sound pressure scanning in a VNF. Differences in the vibroacoustical properties of a double bass bow with different hair tension were analyzed.


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