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Young heung bass bows

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by aguillem, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. aguillem


    Nov 10, 2013
    I'm a beginning UB player and realized I should have gotten a bow. Does anyone know how the young heung bows sold by long and mcquade (I'm in Canada) are? Under other circumstances I would buy one of the starter brazilwood bows from String Emporium, but shipping, duty, and weak Canadian dollar conspire against me.

  2. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Gollihur has brand new wood bows for $150 or so - that would be a fine place to start, IMHO. I've had nothing but very good dealings with them. Here's a link:


    You can also just look at used bows here - used bows in that price range come up pretty regularly.

    And although I should probably say this first, you need to decide on whether you're going to bow German or French. And make sure you have a mirror you can practice in front of - start every day with bowing open strings and trying to keep the d@#$ thing moving straight sideways over the same spot on the string.