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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."

CodaBow Revelation Bass Bow French Brown Weave

Instrument: Bass
Level: Intermediate

CodaBow Bass Models: REVELATION
A Striking Technological Tribute to Fine Bass Bows.

A striking technological tribute to fine bass bows, the REVELATION offers premium performance. The evenness from tip to frog of the precise graphite architecture is as apparent to the ear and hand as it is to the eye. This innovative graphite design gives the REVELATION stability while also providing lively response along the entire shaft. Ideal for orchestral play.

Compelling testaments to the power of bass world collaboration, CodaBow bass bow designs embody the performance achievable when talented musicians, master makers, and leading scientists share a vision. By pooling the expertise of some of the world’s most respected bass authorities, CodaBow has created performance designs that elevate bass players at every level.

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE DESIGN BROWN TINT GRAPHITE WEAVE TECHNOLOGY BLENDED KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE STERLING AND NICKEL-SIVER MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN EBONY FROG WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL SLIDE HAND-DRESSED HORSEHAIR 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

CodaBow Infinity Bass Bow French Natural Weave

Instrument: Bass
Level: Intermediate

CodaBow Bass Models: INFINITY
The Clear Favorite of Soloists.

The clear favorite of soloists worldwide, the INFINITY’s design provides virtually limitless performance possibility. The strong, well-balanced shaft unlocks and projects an instrument’s core sound. The innovative frog design plays ‘into the string’ and offers greater control and quicker initiation.

Compelling testaments to the power of bass world collaboration, CodaBow bass bow designs embody the performance achievable when talented musicians, master makers, and leading scientists share a vision. By pooling the expertise of some of the world’s most respected bass authorities, CodaBow has created performance designs that elevate bass players at every level.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DESIGN NATURAL FINISH GRAPHITE WEAVE TECHNOLOGY KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE STERLING AND NICKEL MOUNTINGS TURBO-DESIGN XEBONYTM FROG WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL SLIDE FIRST-SELECTION STALLION HAIR 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

CodaBow Revelation Bass Bow German Brown Weave

Instrument: Bass
Level: Intermediate

CodaBow Bass Models: REVELATION
A Striking Technological Tribute to Fine Bass Bows.

A striking technological tribute to fine bass bows, the REVELATION offers premium performance. The evenness from tip to frog of the precise graphite architecture is as apparent to the ear and hand as it is to the eye. This innovative graphite design gives the REVELATION stability while also providing lively response along the entire shaft. Ideal for orchestral play.

Compelling testaments to the power of bass world collaboration, CodaBow bass bow designs embody the performance achievable when talented musicians, master makers, and leading scientists share a vision. By pooling the expertise of some of the world’s most respected bass authorities, CodaBow has created performance designs that elevate bass players at every level.

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE DESIGN BROWN TINT GRAPHITE WEAVE TECHNOLOGY BLENDED KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE STERLING AND NICKEL-SIVER MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN EBONY FROG WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL SLIDE HAND-DRESSED HORSEHAIR 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

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.

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.

$120.00

SHAR Fusion Carbon Composite Double Bass Bow

REVIEWED ON: January 12, 2018

Disappointed

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reviewed by: Teacher, Anonymous

I purchased a couple Shar Fusion bows and had issues with almost all of them within a short period of time. Either the bow hair completely popped out or the screw could not be tightened any more to make the bow usable.

$124.99

A. Schmidt Bass Bow

ITEM NUMBER: BBH

Q. Can this bow be rehaired easily?

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ASKED BY: DENNIS MURPHY

FROM: BRYANS ROAD, MD

ASKED ON: February 03, 2018

A. Thanks for your question Dennis! This bow and most bows can be rehaired. For some student bows, it makes more sense to purchase new rather than rehair depending on your situation. If you are purchasing this bow new, it comes with high quality hair that will last quite a long time. If you are having an issue with your current bow and are interested in rehairing, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to assist you!

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$62.99

Schmidt Workshop Double Bass Bow

ITEM NUMBER: KBB

Q. Hi, I play an EUB (NSD Nxt 4-string) and although not a classical player, I would like to experiment using a bow on some original tunes my jazz group, Island Jazz Collective" has composed. Being new to the bow world it appears that the "Schmidt Workshop Double Bass Bow" might be a good place to start. But, what size or length should I get? Thanks.

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ASKED BY: dale stirling

FROM: coupeville, WA

ASKED ON: December 13, 2017

A. Hi Dale! For a full size bass, you would want to select a 3/4 size bass bow. There's also two choices for the bow grip: French or German. Both bows have their advantages, please view the link for more information and let us know if you have any other questions.

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$225.00

R. A. Meinel Pernambuco Double Bass Bow

ITEM NUMBER: BB6

Q. What is the weight in grams of this bow in the 3/4 size? What is the length of this bow in 3/4 size?

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ASKED BY: Anonymous

FROM: Winchester, VA

ASKED ON: December 10, 2017

A. For more information, please contact our bow specialist at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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$179.00

Presto® Carbon Fiber Double Bass Bow

ITEM NUMBER: CPB120

Q. I can't select full-size from the list of sizes. Doesn't this bow come in full size? Thank, Carol

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ASKED BY: CAROL PRESTON

FROM: DAMARISCOTTA, ME

ASKED ON: October 10, 2017

A. Hi Carol, thanks for your question. This bow is available in 3/4 size, which is the standard "full size" for a bass. We do not carry any 4/4 size basses or bass bows. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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$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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