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Posted by Bob Gollihur on May 05, 2001 at 08:43:01:
In Reply to: Bow selection posted by Francis X. on May 04, 2001 at 23:52:11:
: Dear Colleagues:
: Began playing again after 25 year hiatus;I've got a bass,and I've got a teacher. I need to buy an inexpensive bow to start out with. My lessons are for classical technique(Simandl),but I also wish to play Jazz,Folk,Pop,etc.
: Teacher says get a German bow. SharMusic offers an A.Schmidt wood bow for $127.00. Anyone know if this is any good? Anyone have any bows for sale(Bob G.,maybe)?
I don't usually stock bows but have gotten bows in for customers, usually with the basses I sell. I am not familiar with Shar's low end wood bow.
I usually end up ordering a good quality fiberglas bow with real horse hair (artificial hair is awful) for beginners, and in fact have one myself for hazard duty and EUB gigs - they are fine IMHO for a start, but I'm not criticizing Shar's bow, I'm just cheap and the fiberglas one does the job.
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