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Baroque bow

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by oliebrice, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    I did buy a bow at the auction I mentioned in an earlier thread, mainly as it felt well balanced and was very cheap, and I'm curious as to what I've got.
    I think its a baroque style bow, from looking at photos of bows on the contrabass shoppe website, but has a french style frog. Do baroque bows normally have german style frogs? It weighs a lot more than the french bow I already have, and sounds much louder and richer but the weight makes it very hard to play quick passages with.
    has anyone got any ideas how i could find out more about it?
    All the auction catalogue said was 'old double bass bow'.
  2. Ashley Long

    Ashley Long

    Jan 3, 2004
    See here:


    Baroque bows for bass were not really standardised. The bow shown is a Dragonetti type bow form the early classical period and previous to this the bows were held like a viola da gamba's.