Pernambuco Bass Bows in this price range will exhibit better quality sticks that are harder and offer better control for the advancing student.These bows are occasionally the entry level to Silver Quality sticks. You can find some good values in this price range.
Workshop bows are made by three or more persons, each responsible for one element of bow making. They are made by hand under the masterís strict supervision.We carefully test our bows in each price range to insure each bow plays well within the price group. Each bowmaker has a range of bows that increase in both quality level and price.We do not take each bowmakerís full range; sometimes there is overlap.Lemur makes careful selection to insure you are getting bows that are not overpriced for their quality. Our goal is to have a full selection that is not redundant.
Lemur Music also selects bows for unique modeling and playing styles.Within our selection of bows you will find many different models, balance points & weights, bows for section work, bows for solo work, shorter or longer bows to fit each playerís reach, many different frogs (this can be subtle), and colors of Pernambuco woods.
Iím trying to express to you how much we want to communicate with each player about their exact needs both now and in the future.We want your bow to be the most effective tool for your play, and for that we need to talk.This price point is where the subtleties begin to matter.Our expert staff can guide you to an informed decision.
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Stick: Medium dark brown pernambuco round shape stick. Frog: German style handmade ebony frog, with mother of pearl slide. Button: Smooth, slender German style ebony button. Wrap: Black leather over nickel silver wire. Specs: 138-140 grams (our customer's preferred and most requested weight), 71cm overall length.
Comment: For bass players who prefer an octagon pernambuco stick, AB266G is the same quality level as this round shaped bass bow. If you have no preference for round or octagon shape, please consider a bow trial of each one. The round sticks tend to be have a bit more mass so they produce a dark, rich tone, but still have easy control in the hand. The octagon sticks are noticeably slimmer, produce a clear ringing orchestral tone, and tend to be a bit more agile in the spiccato.Compare to AB266G, or AB605G, or AB450G.Of course, W. Seifert Bass Bows are available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial. Please call 1-800-246-2277.
Stick:Darker brown color pernambuco octagon shape.
Frog:French style ebony frog, Parisiene eye, mother of pearl slide, fully lined.
Button:Octagon barrel divided ebony button.
Wrap:Either Black and tan Fischbein winding or Silver wire and leather.
Specs:Approximately 137-139 grams, overall length 71.5 cm
Comment: AB605 is a noticeable upgrade from AB600 because the bowmaker uses a better quality stick that draws well, plays louder, and is more flexible for added advantage in more advanced techniques. In addition, AB605 has a higher quality frog. A note about the two kinds of windings these bows might have. Usage is about 50-50 with either Silver or "Fischbein." The deciding factor is weight. When Durrschmidt has an AB605 quality stick that needs little additional weight to correct balance, he uses the whale bone lapping (Fischbein). If the stick needs more weight to correctly balance the stick, he uses silver wire. Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Stick: Darker brown color pernambuco octagon shape Frog: German style ebony frog, mother of pearl slide Button: Slender polished ebony button in the German style Wrap: Black leather over black & tan artificial whalebone winding. May vary with silver wire. Specs: Approximately 137-139 grams, overall length 78 cm Comment: This Silver Quality Bass Bow is a noticeable upgrade from AB600 and features a better quality stick that draws well, sounds louder, and is more flexible for added advantage in more advanced techniques.A note about the two kinds of windings these bows might have. The deciding factor is weight. When Durrschmidt has an AB605 quality stick that needs little additional weight to correct balance, he uses the whale bone lapping (Fischbein). If the stick needs more weight to correctly balance the stick, he uses silver wire. Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Arcos Brasil Pernambuco Bass Bow marked V SCHAEFFER BRASIL, German Model. These bass bows are from the Silver Quality range carved from noticeably better quality pernambuco sticks that are harder, denser, and drier. The perform much better in the bounce and hold onto the string better than Nickel Quality Bows. They are made in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, by master bowmaker V. Schaeffer.
Lemur Music has specified:
A trim, Pfretzschner style ebony frog with ample open pocket;
140-142 grams weight for modern arco preferences;
Taller Tourte Style tip with sweeping, deep camber mid-stick;
Silver-ring fitted button.
This Bow, AB463G is a great one to arrange an In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial comparing it to AB605G (Otto Durrschmidt) or AB266G (Seifert).Call 800-246-2277 to arrange your trial today.
Additional Shipping Charges ($14/bow) include the extra cost of Insurance.
Frog: Ebony frog, fully lined, hand pinned, large goldfish double eye in silver. Goldfish slide. Frog in good condition, only small amount of light scratches all over.
Button: Divided silver and ebony barrel button, goldfish end dot.
Comment: Weight at 134 grams makes this a typical Prochownik bass bow, made for agility, close articulation, nimble and tight in the spiccato. Balance point closer to mid-line of stick. Tip style with straighter front nose edge.Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.