Young heung bass bows

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by aguillem, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. aguillem

    aguillem

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    Nov 10, 2013
    I'm a beginning UB player and realized I should have gotten a bow. Does anyone know how the young heung bows sold by long and mcquade (I'm in Canada) are? Under other circumstances I would buy one of the starter brazilwood bows from String Emporium, but shipping, duty, and weak Canadian dollar conspire against me.

    Thanks!
  2. SteveFreides

    SteveFreides

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    Dec 11, 2007
    Location:
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Gollihur has brand new wood bows for $150 or so - that would be a fine place to start, IMHO. I've had nothing but very good dealings with them. Here's a link:

    http://www.gollihurmusic.com/product/1410-BRAZILWOOD_DOUBLE_BASS_BOW.html

    You can also just look at used bows here - used bows in that price range come up pretty regularly.

    And although I should probably say this first, you need to decide on whether you're going to bow German or French. And make sure you have a mirror you can practice in front of - start every day with bowing open strings and trying to keep the d@#$ thing moving straight sideways over the same spot on the string.

    -S-

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