Bye bye bow quiver - hello Arcohook!
A friend recommended I try taking the bow quiver off my bass, said it would improve the sound. He was right! I'm now using an Arcohook and absolutely LOVE IT!
If you have a quiver then try removing it (along with your mute and pickup) and listen to the difference in sound. Amazing!
Curious to hear if anyone else is using this successfully.
I started hanging the bow on the stand years ago using 2 clips from the hardware store so that the bow hangs horizontally and is ready to hit the strings in far less time.
I'm just saying... :hiding:
Probably one of the best purchases a DB player can make. It's essentially lets you "wear" the bow alongside your pant leg, and draw it out quicker 'n a pistol when you need it. (Also much easier to return it to the hook than to plunge the bow into a quiver). You can attach it to your belt, or to an pocket edge; I've experimented, and prefer the latter.
I don't play bow on all songs, and on those that I do I'm usually employing a blend of pizz and arco. Works really well for that.
I still have a quiver. But it's attached to the music stand now. I park the bow there when I know I'm not going to need it for several songs. Meanwhile, the clip stays on my pocket throughout.
Highly recommended. My one regret is that i have the first generation model, which doesn't have the swivel function that lets it attach to a music stand. If I ever get my hands on one of those, you'll see my quivers up for sale in the classifieds.
i'd feel so dorky using one of those.
never had an issue with the quiver. well maybe i have, but ive never considered alternatives- other than the annoying idea of sitting the bow on the music stand.
Consider me a convert. What's awkward, if not dorky, is trying to stab the bow back into the quiver while keeping the beat. A hook at the waist requires but a gesture to stow and retrieve.
Harbor Freight Workaround
Here's my adaptation.. A $3.00 clamp from Harbor Freight. Ofcourse you have to have the mic stand and the Raxxess amp mount...
I'm a newbie to playing double bass (since 8/13). I play old-time and bluegrass music and use the bow to tune. AND am attempting to learn how to play arco. I splurged on an arco clip hook just because it was an easy way to deal with "where can I put the bow?" during practice sessions (switching between styles), and waiting for practice sessions (until I get a decent bow case). I clip it to my music stand at home, and take it with me in my gig bag when I go to jams and gigs.
Like others, I love the idea of supporting another bass player!
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