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).

  • 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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  • Bow Hair Cleaning and Reconditioning Kit by Ardsley

    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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  • Nyman's Rosin for Upright Bass

    Nyman's Rosin for Upright Bass

    Nyman

    Our Low Price: $14.75
    This is a very nice Swedish-made medium rosin. Many players consider Nyman and Carlsson (one of my personal favorites, also made in Sweden) to be pretty similar in feel and consistency, though Nyman's seems to be a little "harder"; some players swear to...
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  • Hardshell Aluminum Bow Case for One Bass Bow, multi-view

    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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  • Bow Hair for Upright Bass Bow

    Bow Hair (Replacement) - "Chestnut Blend"

    Our Low Price: $12.00
    We've carried the same bass bows (Pernambuco and Brazilwood) for close to 20 years now. A few years in, we changed the hair that we specified for these bows to a new blend of darker hair that Bob really liked. We call it the "Chestnut Blend" - it's...
    Our Low Price: $12.00
  • Super-Sensitive Clarity Synthetic Rosin for Upright Bass, Winter and Summer

    Super-Sensitive Clarity Synthetic Rosin for Upright Bass

    Super-Sensitive

    Our Low Price: $9.00
    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. Many players carry more than one flavor of rosin, especially those who perform in varied climates. When the humidity is high, the...
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  • Carbon Fiber ARTIST French and German Style Double Bass Bow, closeup of frog

    Carbon Fiber ARTIST Double Bass Bow

    Our Low Price: $349.00
    German/Butler Style and French Style bows available.I held off getting a mid-range carbon fiber bow for a long time; I was waiting for the quality to go up (and the prices to come down.) For a while there, it seemed like most of the Carbon Fiber bows I...
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    Our Low Price: $349.00
  • Petz Premium Rosin for Upright Bass

    Petz Premium Rosin for Upright Bass

    Petz

    Our Low Price: $16.50
    Hand-made in Austria, Petz Premium Double Bass Rosin consists of pure resin and has excellent adhesion. It's on the softer side, but I don't find it to be "goopy" like some other soft rosins. Made in Austria. kaftvoll und präzise! ("Powerful...
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    Raven Carbon Fiber Bass Bow by Revelle, product view

    Raven Carbon Fiber Bass Bow

    Revelle

    Special Price: $269.00
    Regular Price $299.00
    The Revelle Raven Bass Bows are an excellent option for advancing students and developing players who have outgrown their student grade bow and wish to move on to a carbon fiber option. These bows play really well, with excellent balance, and are haired...
    Special Price: $269.00
    Regular Price $299.00
  • Double Bow Case for Two Bass Bows - two views (closed and open)

    Bow Case for Two Bass Bows

    Trusted Gollihur Music Partner

    Our Low Price: $92.00
    This great, sturdy DOUBLE bow case is made of a protective wooden case wrapped in a Cordura-style outer "bag" style for easy toting. It has straps, a pocket, and room for one or two bows (each can be French OR German style). It features separate...
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  • Pirastro Mittel (Medium) Rosin for Upright Bass

    Pirastro Mittel (Medium) Rosin for Upright Bass

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $9.00
    Pirastro Mittel (Medium) Bass Rosin is made in Germany and has a relatively neutral consistency which is good for most environments. The large-sized "cake" is foil-wrapped and comes in a cardboard tub with lid. Rosin is key in getting a good bowed sound,...
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  • Hidersine Medium Rosin for Upright Bass, 3/4 view

    Hidersine Medium Rosin for Upright Bass

    Hidersine

    Our Low Price: $8.50
    Hidersine's is an affordable all-weather rosin, and will certainly do the job for you. It may be chosen for use with the affordable fiberglas student bows sold at Gollihur Music, but don't be shy about considering some other rosins we offer. Hidersine...
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