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Hey I need a good French Bow any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by TheJimster, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. TheJimster


    Feb 21, 2006
    Pensacola, FL
    hey guys,

    Slipknotz here with my first thread in the Double Bass section!My instructor says for teh upright I need my own bow. I play French and I need a good suggestion of bow. Please give me some good ideas so I knwo what I'm looking for. I'm lookin for sturdy, playable, and French of course. Price range around 150-300!

  2. mje


    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    If the BobG French bow is as good as the German one, it's a steal at $148. I also like the Glasser Composite bows for about $180.
  3. Bellbass

    Bellbass Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Although I'm no expert, there's a Kolstein (in your price range) on evil-bay that seems like a good deal.
    Bob (all hail) G as some good one as Upton Bass.

    Good luck!!
  4. glivanos

    glivanos Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philadelphia Area
    That bow has a broken tip I believe.

    I would stay away from it. Could last 5 years or 5 minutes with that type of problem.
  5. check out lemurmusic.com for some nice stuff too.
  6. camCARV03


    Apr 23, 2006
    memphis, TN
    check the bows at upton . They had a $99 workshop bow there but are now making the "original" workshop bows for a little more. Check it out
  7. anthem274


    Jul 19, 2003
    Arlington, TX
    Look for carbon fiber bows. They aren't what you want to end up with down the line, but they will definitely do more than a (non-Gollihur/non-Upton) wood bow in the same price range. They will take a beating, too.
  8. appler

    appler Guest

    The Upton bow is a solid entry level bow. I just bought one and I am happy with it. It's very well balanced compared to other bows in its price range .

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