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I need a bow.

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by evan_phi, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Well, I'm making that move up to University bass playing next year, but i won't be taking the bass i've been playing for the past years with me.

    i am, however taking a bow. i'm currently renting mine from my school (as with the bass), but it is crap and i need a new one.

    any reccomendations for a decent bow for no more than like... 1000$? Preferrably less...

    i like heavy bows... if that helps any...

    thanks a million in advance.
  2. bpclark


    Apr 30, 2003
    West Central, OH
    I've a Marco Raposo that I'm very happy with. The asking price on it when I got it was $750 (My teacher thought it was a very good buy for the $$). I don't know how much it weighs, but it feels good in my hand. The stick is bit thicker at the grip than the other bows I tried.
  3. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    I bought a $600 Cirillo from Dabid Gage and everyone eho has picked it up thinks it shoudl have been double the cost. Very balanced and light.
  4. Oh yea, and German is the way I play.
  5. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    lol, tappingtrance, your post almost reads like the fella in your avatar typed it, yay...yay, yaaaaayyyyyyy.
    no offense, i'm just kidding with you and i thought it was funny:D
  6. jfv


    May 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    <has visions of big nordic women in horned helmets, and
    the bass player strides forth, his Battle Bow in hand >


    Sorry, just being silly :)

    I would find a bass shop, either where you are now, or
    where you are going to school, and look at bows there,
    you cant really get an abstract answer thats gonna mean
    anything here.

  7. glivanos

    glivanos Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philadelphia Area
    You have a pm.
  8. I have a student who has had a VERY good experience with another bow by Marco Raposo; Greman bow, no less. Great deal.

    (German bow is the way to go.)

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