Bows and Rosin

Bows and Rosin

If you're new to the bow, or buying for a student, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices. Should you get one with real horsehair? (Yes.) Should you get French or German style? (Depends.) Brazilwood, Pernambuco, Fiberglas, Carbon Fiber? (How far are you planning to take your development?)

We're here to help. We put together our Bow Buying Guide to help answer some of these questions for you, and We have FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about bows and other related subjects in our collection of free resources.

We don't offer "bow trials," where you get sent 3 or 4 bows and keep the one you like best; we've found that the bows we get are VERY consistent, and rather than tack on an extra $75-$100 to the price of the bows to cover the extra costs of inspection and cleaning, shipping, insurance, etc. (which is how the other shops can afford to do trials like those) we figure at this price range, you'd rather pocket the extra money and trust that we'll send you a great bow for a great price (we will.)

And, of course, we're here for you -- you can always email or call us to help you make sense of all of the options at your fingertips (pun intended).

  • Pops Rosin for Upright Bass (Pop's) Pops Rosin for Upright Bass (Pop's)

    Pops Rosin for Upright Bass (Pop's)

    Pops

    Our Low Price: $10.25
    Rosin is key in getting a good bowed sound, so don't cheap out on this key ingredient to success, it can last a long time - and isn't very expensive. In fact, some bassists carry two or three different cakes just in case the environment makes another...
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  • Carlsson Swedish Rosin for Upright Bass

    Carlsson Swedish Rosin for Upright Bass

    Carlsson

    Our Low Price: $14.50
    Rosin is key in getting a good bowed sound, so don't cheap out on this key ingredient to success, it can last a long time - and isn't very expensive. In fact, some bassists carry two or three different cakes just in case the environment makes another...
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  • Kolstein Ultra Rosin for Upright Bass Kolstein Ultra Rosin for Upright Bass

    Kolstein Ultra Rosin for Upright Bass

    Kolstein

    Our Low Price: $13.50
    Kolstein's exacting research and development has brought us their Ultra Formulation Supreme rosin. Well-known for its low powdering and smooth, easy bowing. Now all Kolstein Ultra Rosin is encased in a special silicone "wrap" which keeps the rosin fresh...
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  • Brazilwood Double Bass Bow Brazilwood Double Bass Bow

    Brazilwood Double Bass Bow

    Our Low Price: $165.00
    We've carried this same bow, in both German/Butler Style (top in photo) and French Style (bottom) from the same maker, for around 18 years now. It's been consistently and enthusiastically praised by customers worldwide for its balance, playability,...
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  • Bow Quiver for Double Bass (Bow Sleeve, Holster) Bow Quiver for Double Bass (Bow Sleeve, Holster)

    Bow Quiver for Double Bass (Bow Sleeve, Holster)

    Gollihur Music

    Our Low Price: $42.50
    Our own top-quality leather quiver is ideal for placing your bow in a safe and accessible position during performances. It is made from nicely stiff, heavy gauge black leather that holds its shape and makes bow insertion and removal easy, unlike the...
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    Double Bass Bow by Glasser - Fiberglas/horse hair Double Bass Bow by Glasser - Fiberglas/horse hair

    Double Bass Bow by Glasser - Fiberglas/horse hair

    Glasser

    Special Price: $99.00
    Regular Price $120.00
    These are the well-known Glasser name brand German/Butler Style (top in picture) and French Style (bottom in picture) bows (NOT the econo-buy cheapies you can find from some sellers on eBay!) Glasser is the company that patented the world's first...
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    Special Price: $99.00
    Regular Price $120.00
  • Wiedoeft Professional Rosin for Upright Bass

    Wiedoeft Professional Rosin for Upright Bass

    Wiedoeft

    Our Low Price: $28.00
    This releatively "new" version of an "old" rosin is a bit on the pricey side, but it's got a growing reputation of being worth every penny. Manufactured here in the USA, it has a median texture, leaning towards softness - not soft and "goopy" like some...
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  • Arco Clip Hook - Bow Hook for Stand or Belt Arco Clip Hook - Bow Hook for Stand or Belt

    Arco Clip Hook - Bow Hook for Stand or Belt

    Our Low Price: $24.95
    I have a couple different hooks, as well as a leather quiver, for holding a bow when you're not using it. This should be a sign: you should Never just lay your bow on the lip of your music stand.Unfortunately, I take several calls a month for people...
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  • Pernambuco Double Bass Bow Pernambuco Double Bass Bow

    Pernambuco Double Bass Bow

    Our Low Price: $269.00
    We've been getting these genuine Pernambuco bows from the same manufacturer for over a decade now; they are crafted in the same shop as my Brazilwood bows, and have octagonal Pernambuco sticks with a fully lined* (French) and half-lined* (German) ebony...
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  • Bow Hair Cleaning and Reconditioning Kit

    Bow Hair Cleaning and Reconditioning Kit

    Ardsley

    Our Low Price: $14.99
    Is your bow hair all crudded up with old, crusty rosin? Did you use too much and get it all gunked up? Are you changing to a new rosin and want to start fresh? You might not need an expensive rehair; if your bow has a lot of buildup of old, stale rosin -...
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  • Latex Grip Cushion for French Bass Bow (pack of 2) Latex Grip Cushion for French Bass Bow (pack of 2)

    Latex Grip Cushion for French Bass Bow (pack of 2)

    Gollihur Music

    Our Low Price: $5.00
    These simple but effective grip "cushions" fit over part of the wire wrap and grip on your French bass bow to provide a grippier, lightly "cushioned" feel for your forefinger. Depending on your particular grip style, it can make holding the bow more...
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  • Hardshell Aluminum Bow Case for One Bass Bow Hardshell Aluminum Bow Case for One Bass Bow

    Hardshell Aluminum Bow Case for One Bass Bow

    Artino

    Our Low Price: $79.00
    The aluminum shell of this bow case offers substantially more protection than a simple bass bag sleeve. The inside of the durable shell has flocking to keep the bow from rattling around, and the case includes a fabric sleeve to keep the bow safe inside...
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    Our Low Price: $79.00