3/4, 4/4 size bow?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Mike Goodbar, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Here's a stupid question from a guy who's been playing bass for 20 years:

    Are bass bows made according to the standard bass sizes, ie 1/2, 3/4, 4/4?

    I've seen bows listed on e-bay (not that would ever buy a bow on e-bay :rolleyes: ) this way, but other than shorter bows for young students, it never occurred that their might be a distinction between 3/4 and 4/4.

    Enlighten me, please.
  2. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Bows vary in length and weight at the discretion of the maker, but they are not categorized as 1/2, 3/4, etc.