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.
Individually hand assembled, the arco clip hook brings an elegant and ingenious solution to the age old problem of the bow's safe and secure storage during prolonged pizzicato passages, one which also affords quick and convenient resumption of arco playing.
Need to figure out some of the more in-depth features of this product? Here's a copy of the manual, in PDF format, here.
You may wish to visit the manufacturer's website to see if a more recent version is available.
I absolutely love this little thing...for years I have used it to hang my bow from my mic stand or music stand...and now from my NS endpin stand, which is beyond fantastic...the bow just hangs there in very close reach. I feels like it could break if a little kid got a hold of it, but so far no issues.
This cool little hook stays attached to my music stand at home while I'm practicing and also when I'm on a gig. I use a bow quiver for quick access in the middle of a song or between songs. But when there's a break or the gig is over, and I have to set the bass down on its side, I don't leave the bow in the quiver. Instead, I hang it on the hook. Simple but ingenious.
It is a hook on a hinge attached to a clip. The clip allows you to attach the hook to anything -- belt, pocket, music stand lip, table, etc. The hinge allows the hook to remain in the vertical position even when the clip is in the horizontal position. It keeps your bow at the ready. If you are in need of more protection while on stage, use a holster or quiver. Also, this is an all-plastic affair. That means it is very lightweight. It will withstand some abuse, but won't survive being stepped on or a really hard knock with weight and force behind it. It moves well with small bumps.
I leave one on my studio stand and one for my gig bag. You seem to locate and sell useful things for the bass. Thanks.
Hi Mark, as usual you delighted me with my recent order of DB accessories but I must say the Arco Clip Hook was by far the surprise of the lot and likely the most useful piece of gear I have purchased in years. It's perfect when I practice, gig and especially when taking lessons via Skype and attempting to hold a DB, a bow and take notes. Fantastic. I anticipate buying some as gifts for my bow playing DB pals. Well done for stocking innovative and well-designed products (as usual).