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Inexpensive Double Bass Bow Case

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by kdrabbit, Mar 29, 2014.


  1. kdrabbit

    kdrabbit

    Mar 18, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    This has probably been mentioned on here before, but I've come up with an inexpensive, or at least less expensive double bass bow case (fits French bow). It's a Mizerak pool cue case, costs $20, and fits a single bow nicely. You have to remove the center divider, but it will fit a French bow style nicely. Much less expensive than the least expensive ProTec or Bobelock.

    Check here: http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/product/billiards/155495/hard-cue-case.html

    Works great.
     
  2. What's the inside width? I'm trying to figure if it'll hold my German bow.

    Thanks.
     
  3. kdrabbit

    kdrabbit

    Mar 18, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Inside width is ~2" to 2 1/4", I seriously doubt it will hold a german bow. That's why I said it fits a french bow nicely. I'll post a picture tonight.
     
  4. Thanks for the tip
     
  5. lewalcindor

    lewalcindor

    Jan 12, 2015
    Just bought this case for my French bow:

    http://www.amazon.com/Casemaster-Su...re-sports-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1421255694&sr=1-2

    The bow fits without needing to remove the cue stick divider. Even though the inside of the case is generally soft, the bow is a few inches shorter than the case and rattled a bit within. So I pushed an old (but clean) rag towards the bottom, and my bow is now secure.

    The attached chalk case also makes a handy place to put your rosin and cleaning rags.
     
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  6. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    I use one of these, and it holds two French bows nicely.

    -S-
     
  7. jleguy

    jleguy

    Jun 6, 2006
    DC Metro
    Yet again DB TalkBass rules!!!
     
  8. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
  9. Brent Nussey

    Brent Nussey

    Jun 27, 2001
    Tokyo, Japan
    What's the weight like on that one? Heavy?
     
  10. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not noticeably. I'll check it tomorrow against a black bobelock case I have in the office
     
  11. Bisounourse

    Bisounourse

    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium
    I use one of these for carrying one of my bows (I don't know how they are called in English):
    IMPEADT03_SER_GD.
    A small sponge on the bottom and some tube piping in there and you're set. And you can leave your roisin in the top.
     
  12. Brent Nussey

    Brent Nussey

    Jun 27, 2001
    Tokyo, Japan
    Thanks, I'd appreciate that!
     
  13. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Slightly heavier, but also a bit longer, which is what I was looking for for my Kolstein German bow.
    Louis
     
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  14. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    The fake Gucci look is definitely _not_ to my taste, thank you very much. Looks like someone put my great aunt's handbag in a George Forman grill, or somethin' ...

    -S-
     
  15. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Now, now be nice to your great aunt!
     
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  16. John Chambliss

    John Chambliss Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I'm liking that fake Gucci look. May have to get one just for traveling :)
     
  17. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    It will make your great aunt happy, John!
     
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  18. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    You can carry it onto the plane in addition to your usual single bag, claiming it's your purse.

    -S-
     
  19. s van order

    s van order Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2012
    Delaware
    Thanks for the tip and to the OP for this thread. I just bgt one for my two cello bows.
     
  20. John Chambliss

    John Chambliss Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Memphis, TN