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), open to show detail

    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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  • Brazilwood Double Bass Bow, French and German bows closeup of frog

    Brazilwood Double Bass Bow

    Our Low Price: $174.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $174.00
  • 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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  • Gollihur Leather Bass Bow Quiver

    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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  • 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

    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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  • Bass Bow Hook for Music or Instrument Stand by K&M, on stand

    Bass Clamping Bow Hook for Music or Instrument Stand by K&M

    K and M (Konig and Meyer)

    Our Low Price: $19.95
    BOWS ARE FRAGILE. I hate taking the calls from players (or their parents) whose bow took a dive off the music stand or chair. A bow is as much a musical instrument as your bass is, and they can be very easily damaged from a fall or a rap against a hard...
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  • Leatherwood "Bespoke" Amber Bass Rosin, product photo

    Leatherwood "Bespoke" Amber Bass Rosin (2-pack)

    Leatherwood

    Our Low Price: $62.00
    This is some pretty special rosin. I'd hope so, at this pricing! They call it "Bespoke" - meaning "customized" - because you get to mix and match several different hardness/grades to get exactly the feel that you need for your style of play. The rosin...
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  • Bow Case for Bass Bow

    Bow Case for Bass Bow

    Protec

    Our Low Price: $65.00
    This well-made, brand-name bow case will fit either a German or French style bass bow, and includes an adjustable shoulder strap, comfortable carry handles, an ID tag, and a small rosin pocket with a hook and loop closure. This nice lined case offers...
    Our Low Price: $65.00