1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

German or French stick?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Mike Goodbar, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. I had my bow rehaired about a year ago, and the luthier said he suspected that it was a German stick with a French frog.

    The bow seems to work for me alright, but I notice that the camber of the stick is pretty shallow when I get the hair to the proper tightness. I always assumed that this was due to age or mistreatment.

    Do German sticks in general have a shallower camber?
  2. dragonetti11


    Jun 20, 2002
    I dont think theres much difference but i could be wrong. Generally bows with more camber produce a better sound. If your stick is flimsy compared to most bows and you dont get good sound maybe you should get another bow. :D
  3. German sticks generally have more camber (bigger bend in the stick), making it difficult to put a French frog on. There would be little or no room between the hair and the stick.

Share This Page