I got this bow with my 80year old german bass i bought four years ago. I used it the first two years, *and was really happy with how it felt even tho it was a bit " out of shape". Im now using another newer bow, so the old one has just been a spare laying around. However, recently I was thinking about selling it. I showed it to my professor, he tried it and he could tell me it was a really good bow, so if i was stupid enough to sell it, I should demand a high price. The problem is, the frog has cracked up several places, and there isa lot of old repairs in it. The lether and silver wire is also gone. But the bow itself is in perfect conditipn, no cracks or damages.*
After a lot of thinking Ive decided to make a new frog myself, rather than buying some cheap **** on the internet. Ive never done anything like this before, but I have really good fingers for this *kind of things, ive been making a lot of models and wood carvings etc before.*
Do you guys have any tips before i start?
Does anyone recognize the bow? There are no markings, only XV/ and i think thats just there to keep the silver wire in place.
I have been thinking about make it a bit unique, by using another type of wood rather than plain blackwood. What are the best alternatives? Snakewood? Rosewood? Name it. (I guess it shouldnt be to oily, I need to be able to glew the metal piece to it?)
I was also thinking about making or have the end skrew made for me, out of bone.
Thank you so much in advance, for any advice
WagnerBass. (cant upload pictures from my ipad, will do that later)