Bass Bows for the Beginner

If you are working with a very limited budget, we would recommend either the Glasser fiberglass, or Glasser "Space Age Composite" bass bows.

They are available in both French and German styles.

The fiberglass bows have horsehair, and can be a good, durable introduction to playing with the bow.

The "Space Age Composite" bow, also with horsehair, is fitted with an ebony frog, and is somewhat better balanced than the fiberglass bow.

The French style composite, in particular, draws a sound, and responds comparably with some of the lower priced pernambuco bows.