String Emporium Pernambucco bows

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by LouisF, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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  2. Thooom

    Thooom

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    Nice photos, even if only closeups. Isn't this the thing we all search for? The great bargain ($770, comparable to $1,500-2,500 range bows)? I hope someone has had some experiences with them they can share.
  3. Joshua Harrison

    Joshua Harrison

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    I purchased one of these bows last August and I've been using it exclusively since then. I requested a bunch of bows on trial from a number of places in addition to the String Emporium shop bow last summer and it sounded better with my bass than any of the other bows I had on hand (some costing $3,000). It's light, fast, and articulate. So far, it has done everything I have asked of it. Your experience may vary of course, as we are all working with different basses and different playing styles.

    Addendum: I found the hair this bow came with (white) to be sub-optimal in terms of grip and installation, so I got a rehair almost immediately after purchase, but that's been my one and only quibble.
  4. korotkov

    korotkov Supporting Member

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    I am going to order a bow from them later thus summer. I'm not quite comfortable with buying a bow I didn't play however. I'm not sure if they're ok to send me several bows for trial, and it's gonna cost a fortune anyway. What do you think?
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  6. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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    I think if you tell Steve exactly what you're looking for in a bow, he'll come pretty close to matching it. I don't know about sending multiple bows overseas, but generally he has a one week trial period.
    Louis
  7. korotkov

    korotkov Supporting Member

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    I never received any reply on two of my emails. That may be the spam filter problem, as mentioned in another thread.

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