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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

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    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")
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  2. Jake

    Jake

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    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. chris dammann

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    Would you be willing to let someone try it out, if they paid shipping?
     
  4. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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    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
     
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  6. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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    Bump... the bow is too good to sit on a shelf!

    Louis
     
  7. txstatebass

    txstatebass

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    Serious vouching for Louis! This guy knows what he's talking about and is a great TB'er to boot!
     
  8. LouisF

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    Thanks, Adam!

    Louis
     
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    LouisF Supporting Member

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    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
     
  11. LouisF

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    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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