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SHAR Fusion Carbon Composite Double Bass Bow

Instrument: Bass
Level: Beginning

For years string teachers have told us that fiberglass bows are a durable and practical choice for active young students and their budget-conscious parents. But because they lack the finesse and handling properties of wood or carbon fiber bows, teaching bowing techniques can be difficult. We listened to our colleagues and set out to find a solution. The result is the SHAR FUSION student bow. Utilizing high tech composite of carbon fiber and fiberglass, the SHAR FUSION is strong and priced right. But best of all, the SHAR FUSION performs like much more expensive wood or carbon fiber bow. Try one today!

"When considering a new bow for their student, teachers and parents alike have expressed their desire for a well-constructed bow that doesn't compromise its playability and responsiveness. I'm happy to say this bow is an excellent option for customers looking for a durable and practical bow, without inhibiting a young player's sound and technique development. Immediately after trying this bow for the first time, I noticed how easily the violin responded to it."
- William Kaltz-Hall, Violinist, Contact Center Representative


Canadian rock group Article One (www.articleonemusic.com), combines pop-rock accessibility with the hard-driving virtuosity and honesty of an indie band. Here's what Article One's world-class rock violinist, Matt Piche', has to say about the Shar Fusion bows that he uses in his performances:
"The Shar Fusion allows me to express all the passion and intensity that Article One's music demands, without wilting or breaking. Sometimes our shows get a little crazy - the rugged Fusion bow stands up to abuse better than any wood bow, yet it plays like a good wood bow. It's ideal for demanding music-making."

A. Schmidt™ brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian style eye, three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

A. Schmidt™ brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian- style eye, three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

A. Schmidt™ brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian style eye, three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

Glasser Bronx Student Model Double Bass Bow

Instrument: Bass
Level: Beginning

Features horsehair, plastic frog & leatherette grip.

The Glasser Bow Company has been family owned and operated in the Bronx, New York since 1938. Their sturdy fiberglass bows are tough enough to stand up to students and are a popular choice with teachers and schools.

A. Schmidt™ brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian style eye, three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

Glasser Bronx Student Model Double Bass Bow

Instrument: Bass
Level: Beginning

Features horsehair, plastic frog & leatherette grip.

The Glasser Bow Company has been family owned and operated in the Bronx, New York since 1938. Their sturdy fiberglass bows are tough enough to stand up to students and are a popular choice with teachers and schools.

Schmidt Workshop Double Bass Bow

Instrument: Bass
Level: Beginning

Half-lined ebony frog, leather thumb grip, three part button.

A. Schmidt™ brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian- style eye, three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

$62.99

Schmidt Workshop Double Bass Bow

ITEM NUMBER: KBB

Q. My almost 10 year old son has been taking double bass lessons for the past couple of months. He has been using a french bow but his teacher suggested trying german. His current bow measures about 2 ft end-to-end, hair measures 19 (it is marked S. Eastman), teacher says that it is a good size for him. Is a 1/4 the right size? Thank you!

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ASKED BY: DANA MAYA

FROM: BREMERTON, WA

ASKED ON: November 20, 2016

A. Hi Dana! You would want to select the bow size the corresponds with the size of bass you son currently uses. If he is playing a 1/4 sized bass, select the 1/4 bow option. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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