How many bows do you own?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Jul 25, 2013.


  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    by type (French or German), and material (pernambuco, carbon etc.) ??

    Would most people just need a main bow and a back up? And if so, ideally made of same material?

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. PaulCannon

    PaulCannon

    Jan 24, 2002
    Frankfurt, Germany
    NS Design Endorsing Artist
    I have four. Three very fine bows and one super cheap one I use for certain modern pieces.
     
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    One Lipkins and one fiberglass, both German. One inexpensive French.
     
  4. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    so, why do you then use a cheap bow, Paul, Don, what makes modern pieces require this approach, just curious..
     
  5. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    I use the cheap bow in bad environments: Clubs. Any place where there are drunks.
     
  6. dreamer69

    dreamer69 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Spain
    9 bows. 5 german, pernambuco Dölling, brazilwood, carbon, snakewood bows(one of each) and an old bow. 4 french, three brazilwood and one carbon.

    I only use the Dölling and the brazilwood as a backup, both german
     
  7. PaulCannon

    PaulCannon

    Jan 24, 2002
    Frankfurt, Germany
    NS Design Endorsing Artist
    Some pieces require extremely aggressive attacks on the wood/tip/frog which will likely damage the bow. I feel much better playing these things on a bow which can be replaced cheaply if need be. There aren't any pieces worth breaking a $6000 bow for.
     
  8. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    And at the beach. The salty air wreaks havoc on a fine bow.

    edit: It does on a cheap bow too,, but who cares? :p
     
  9. gprigge

    gprigge

    Dec 19, 2007
    Rice Lake, Wis.
    Two bows, both German, both pernambuco. One is a Dorfler, bought used on TB. The other was given to me by my teacher, a nice older bow but with no markings. I've worked my way through several lesser bows. The ones I have now are keepers.
     
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