Jascha Heifetz's Violin Bow


Jascha Heifetz


Violin bow


Attracted to play nearby string instruments on its own. Users will be able to move their hand and arm at extreme speeds.


Players soon lose the ability to stop their arm, which will eventually break or combust.


Proximity to string instruments

Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

December 19, 1999


​Origin[edit | edit source]

Jascha Heifetz was a Lithuanian born violinst whom many considered to be the greatest violin player of all time. His use of rapid vibrato, emotionally charged portamento, fast tempi, and superb bow control coalesced to create a highly distinctive sound that makes Heifetz's playing instantly recognizable to aficionados. The violinist Itzhak Perlman, who himself is noted for his rich warm tone and expressive use of portamento, describes Heifetz's tone as like "a tornado" because of its emotional intensity. Heifetz was attacked after his recital in Jerusalem outside his hotel by a young man who struck Heifetz's violin case with a crowbar, prompting Heifetz to use his bow-controlling right hand to protect his priceless violins. Ever since, he could never hold the bow as high as before.


This bow is constantly attracted to the nearest string instrument of any kind, and will play it on its own if close enough. If used by a person, the user will be able to move their bowing arm at extreme and proficient speeds to match the intensity and talent of Heifetz himself. However, soon the user will lose control of their own arm and be unable to stop it until, as a result of the speed, will either break or, under rare circumstances, spontaneously combust.

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