Doerfler mini bass bow on Reverb

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by John Le Guyader, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. John Le Guyader

    John Le Guyader Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    DC Metro
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  2. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I don't know anything about this, but I am genuinely interested. When does one use a mini bow?
     
  3. John Le Guyader

    John Le Guyader Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    DC Metro
    I've heard on another site I posted this is that these mini bows would be used in the pit where room was at a premium and not allowing for the movement of a full bow.
     
  4. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Black Mountain, NC
    I've had the notion to shorten and mend a bow I broke years ago (threw it on the driver's seat loading up after a gig, got in the car without looking and crack...). I don't play in a pit usually but I was thinking a short bow would be sweet for really fast staccato stuff, fiddle tunes. Maybe not that short, though.. Could fit that one in your shirt pocket for convenience.
     
  5. This is obviously for when playing a tiny violin does not do your friend's sob story justice.
     
  6. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010