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Premier Carbon Fiber Bow

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by dchan, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. dchan


    Nov 19, 2005
    Bethlehem, PA
    Who here has heard of this bow?

    It sells for only $60, marked down from $225 on Music123.com and wwbw.com, which seems too low a price to be true.
  2. enyapj18


    Jul 23, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    I have a German one. For the price its a decent bow. Mine was in in dire need of a rehair when i got it. It makes a really good backup bow. If your not looking for a back up bow then I'd recomend to keep looking.
  3. the_home

    the_home Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I bought a French style Premier a few months back (first bow - brand new to doublebass). I don't have any grounds for comparison, but I do like the feel. Since the price is barely above a pos ebay bow I threw for a German one last week, as I wanted to experiment with which technique feels more natural for me.

    If an experienced player would consider it 'good for a back up' - they're as good as I need at this point. I figured it was hard to go wrong.
  4. I got one on the recomendation of a "name (but unamed) player". I really like the projection and the balance a lot. I had a pretty good bow (1-2000$ range) to begin with and I use the premier a lot. For the price it's worth it to have a back up. I have done some "money" show biz gigs with it and I'm still liking it more by the day. Good Luck. Peace. ASG
    p.s.as I think about it, a french player I know played my german and went right to the computer to order one.......
  5. dchan


    Nov 19, 2005
    Bethlehem, PA
    Thanks for the response.

    I, however, decided to go to Upton to get their $99 bow. I tried three of them and picked the lightest one.

    It may be only $60, but I can't trust any bow until I actually try it out. That's why I decided to go up to Mystic, CT from NYC, three hours each way.
  6. bear


    Dec 14, 2004
    123 is out of them now, and I sure wish I had bought another,:crying:
  7. brooklynbassguy

    brooklynbassguy Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    maplewood, nj, usa
    Too bad they're gone. The construction isn't the best-a few rough edges, but a decent sounding bow, not a huge sound but it projects nicely. I got a german one as a "road" bow instead of checking my Carbow in my luggage. I'm happy with it, but it is one the heavy side...
  8. bear


    Dec 14, 2004
    The good news is wwbw has some more. The bad is that they went up $24 . Move quickly.
  9. bear


    Dec 14, 2004
  10. bear


    Dec 14, 2004
  11. bear


    Dec 14, 2004
    Well, I saw that they existed again and my old german one had cracked from abuse and is held together with super glue, so I took some tax refund money to get a new one that I was assured by the "product specialist" that it was identical to the old one sold a few years ago.Not a chance! Beware! This is a dead stick, with different printing, winding. . . I have been putting off making that call to returns.
    They put the "a*s, in assured".:mad: