it's German and I play French. I had my bass in the shop and the luthier had a V. Schaeffer silver mounted bow sitting on his stand that he was using to test out my bass. I played it against my Prochownik bow and it made a huge change in volume and depth of sound. As I said, I normally play French, but didn't have too many issues adapting the German grip in the shop, so I have it home on trial. My issue in the past with German was getting to the E string comfortably. Not so today. perhaps it's just the few years of practice have made it easier to adapt. So now I'm wondering if I should take a chance on locating one with a French grip or take the sure thing and learn German? BTW, my instructor plays German.