giovedì 20 luglio 2017

A tale of two bows.


These are my two double bass bows.
The one 'on top' is my trusty old bow that I changed from French to German and then back to French. The one 'underneath' is my newer German bow.

For those of you who might be wondering, the French bow is more like a violin bow and the German bow is played with a different grip. Look at those black bits where the hair comes out near the top of the stick. That black bit is called the frog. The German frog is wider.
I played French for many years but changed to German because it was easier on my then aging and slightly injured hand. I was tempted recently to try French again, but the reality is that German works better for me.

My mission is to get my German frog put back on my old bow.

2 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

My gumboots need replacing.
The ones I have now are black with a green band on them. They aren't very good as I bought them cheap from the Warehouse.
I don't know what the significance of the green band is but the ones I'm going to buy have a red band on them. They are named Red Bands.
I think that the performance will be better but I'll keep you posted.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Interesting. Thanks.