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For Sale Z. Prochownik French Model Double Bass Bow

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bows' started by MarkWilson331, Oct 5, 2017.


  1. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Price:
    $1799.
    Location:
    Alabama
    Style:
    French
    20171010_210632. Z. Prochownik French model double bass bow. 128 grams, round pernambuco stick with sterling silver mountings, excellent condition, The stick is 26 5/8 inches long not including the button. I have used this bow professionally for 20 years. It's a firm stick that draws a responsive centered tone. The weight, balance, and firmness give it a crisp spiccato that's easy to execute. The listed price includes new hair.
    20171005_203101. 20171005_202607. 20171005_011721. 20171005_204044. 20171004_232450.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
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  2. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Mark, what part of Alabama are you in? I’m performing in Gadsden this week, and am interested in trying this bow out.
     
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  3. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
     
  4. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
    I'm in Birmingham. I haven't put new hair in it yet. Where are you from?
     
  5. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Hi Adam...

    I was still half asleep when I first read your message. I see you are based in North Carolina now. When will you arrive in Gadsden? It's just one hour northeast of me up interstate 59.
     
  6. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Not too far at all! I should be in Wednesday afternoon. Playing for the Gadsden State Jazz Festival.
     
  7. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
    It's possible I might be on the road that day. I'm making a quick trip to Ohio. Not sure yet when I will return. I have a rehearsal here here on Thursday. How long will you be in Gadsden? If I miss you I can send the bow for you to see.

    >>> MW
     
  8. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    I’d be leaving on Friday morning, and playing/adjudicating all day Thursday. Let me know either way. What is the weight of the bow? Las Prochownik I played was very light, but extremely well balanced. No effort to get a good dynamic range.
     
  9. MarkWilson331

    MarkWilson331 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Birmingham, Alabama
    My scale isn't the best, but I came up with 128 grams. Prochownik listed it at 130 grams on the latest appraisal. The weight is in the stick where it needs to be to make it work well. Lots of bows had added weight in the metal components which in my opinion make a bow feel heftier but don't necessarily add to the sound.

    If I don't get back until late Wednesday night, I can bring it up for you to see on Thursday. We can work all this out next week.

    >>> Mark Wilson