bass bows

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Posted by Lisa Helikson on October 05, 2002 at 11:12:33:

I have just purchased a new Engelhardt bass and need to get a bow before it arrives. I have researched what is available in my very tight budget, but have run into two questions:
1) french or german style: never having played a stringed instrument I can only make a random guess as to which is a better choice for a beginning player.
2) Locally I am having a hard time locating wood bows for a 3/4 bass but there seem to be many stores carrying 4/4 size bows. I have assumed this would not be a good substitution, but maybe I have assumed wrong?

I would be grateful for any input. I waited a long time to be able to purchase a bass and hope to get off to a good start.


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