Gollihur bow package

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by kochkoch, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. You want to audition any bow you buy. I have no experience with these bows in particular, and cannot comment on their quality, sound or playability. That said, I'm sure they're just fine for someone just starting out, but I would NOT pay a penny more than this for a bow that I haven't played on my bass.

    Honestly, if you're just starting to learn and aren't worried about sound, a Glasser fiberglass bow will be an economical starting place. Either that or an ebay bow for much less.

    Of course, if you can visit a local shop and "audition" several bows back-to-back, that is ALWAYS ideal. This way you can compare and find out what qualities you like and dislike in a bow.
  2. I haven't used one myself, but I've heard great things about (All Hail) Bob Gollihur's Brazilwood bows. You'd want to check with the man himself, but I believe he and most other reputable online dealers have a good return policy on bows, provided it's in the condition you received it in. As for the package, getting rosin and a quiver alongside a reportedly well-made bow for that price seems like quite a deal to me. bassmanchu is right, though, it would be better to go to a local shop and try out some bows, even some out of your price range, to see what you like and don't like. Even if you don't buy one, it will be a valuable learning experience. Best of luck!
  3. Of course, I don't mean to say anything bad about (AllHail)Bob Golluhur! He's one of the most reputable online retailers out there!

    And if it's a quality quiver (and it looks like it is), that would definitely sweeten the deal.
  4. Great, thanks for the input guys. I didn't think of "auditioning" bows. I think I will do that if I didn't like my Yita bow. I just ordered one.