L.Seifert german model bass bows

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by guadanini, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. guadanini


    Nov 29, 2005
    Anybody tried a Lothar Seifert german Modell Bass Bows. Wich is your opinion.????
  2. Johnny L

    Johnny L

    Feb 14, 2002
    New Jersey
    yeah I've tried the lower priced bows and thought they were fair for that price range but don't own one

    I bought a durrschmidt instead at the time because it was a little longer (and therefore for the same price a better bargain *LOL*)
  3. mheintz


    Nov 18, 2004
    Nickel-mounted bows are marked “W. Seifert”; silver-mounted bows are marked “Lothar Seifert." There are also apparently "Meisterwerk" bows.

    I own a "Lothar Seifert," which was originally owned, I believe, by Paul Ellison, and before me by my first teacher. It is an excellent bow. My bow could use a little more bounce, but that probably has more to do with the need for a recamber. No reason that one couldn't audition with this bow.

    I have not played anyone else's bow in probably 8 years, so I can't really make a fair comparison.
  4. Blaine


    Aug 4, 2001
    new york area
    i've had one for about 20 years. i love it. a few years ago i was toying with getting a kolstein that i liked a lot but stayed with the seifert. i seem to like it more and more over time.
  5. guadanini


    Nov 29, 2005
    hello Blaine can you tell us, wich modell is your Seifert Bow and the specifications(length, weigth, stick...). Thank you in advance.
  6. Blaine


    Aug 4, 2001
    new york area
    it's an octagon German Lothar Seifert. It is lighter than about anything else I've played but i don't know the exact weight or length, sorry.
  7. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    I have had two great Lothar Seifert french bows and they were both great quality bows for the money IMHO.
  8. Reuben


    Aug 8, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I have a Lothar Seifert german octagonal bow. I love the sound, but it's a bit on the heavy side. I can be more nimble with my Durrschmidt, but it has a way smaller tone to it. I have played other Durrschmidts that sounded better. I'm still searching for my dream bow.

    All bows must be tried to be evaluated. There is no maker whose bows always strike a chord (sorry) with everyone. I've played on Kolsteins I hated and one that knocked me out. Same with W. Seifert. Each one is different.
  9. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    I played on a Lothar Seifert german bow for a few years. It was an octagonal bow, but I am not sure of the weight. It was the first good bow I ever played on. It was good for playing on the string but not that great for spicato, especially heavy spicato.