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*OFF MARKET* Prochownik German bow

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by LouisF, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    132 gr. Gorgeous reddish-orange round stick; salt & pepper hair; Pfretschner style frog with mother of pearl inlay and pigskin and silver wrap. 2 years old. In excellent condition. No case. $1800.00 + shipping.

    Like the Tom Owens bow I recently sold, it's been sitting on the shelf, ignored as I use the Marco Pasquino bow (and Finale cf for back-up) almost exclusively.

    This is one P's best bows - bright, aggressive, good bite and sustain.

    Louis

    Photos attached. The width of the frog (from stick to slide) is 45mm ( 1 7/8")
    Louis

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  2. Jake

    Jake

    Dec 11, 1999
    Florida
    Is there any way one could try it out before committing to buy? I've never played a Prochownik German bow, I've only seen French. I would really like to try it out then decide whether to buy it.
     
  3. Would you be willing to let someone try it out, if they paid shipping?
     
  4. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Of course. I had said that to Jake (above) in an email. A bow in this range needs to be tested with your own bass for a week or ten days.

    louis
     
  5. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bump... the bow is too good to sit on a shelf!

    Louis
     
  6. txstatebass

    txstatebass

    May 3, 2007
    Duluth, MN
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    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings
    Serious vouching for Louis! This guy knows what he's talking about and is a great TB'er to boot!
     
  7. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks, Adam!

    Louis
     
  8. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
  9. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    For the heck of it, I took the bow out and used it with my Swanson bass (see thread in the Basses forum about Swanson basses) last week for rehearsals and performances of a Donizetti opera. (I was the only bass)

    The combination of the two was pretty amazing (the cellists kept asking if I'd gotten an old Italian orchestra bass!). So...

    I think I'm going to leave this up for another week, and if no one's interested, then take the bow off the market and use it with this bass.

    It's a very good bow.

    Louis
     
  10. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    The more I play it on the Swanson the more they seem made for each other. Off the market!

    Thanks, though.

    Louis
     



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