Arcus

S4 Bass Bow

Product Code: DBB-ARC-S4G

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The S4 German Bass bow is a perfect entry into the Arcus world. Outclassing any other carbon bow and matching the finest wooden bows, it offers great value for money. Though its sound is not as rich and brilliant as its more expensive siblings, for most players it is still the biggest improvement in their “material” that they have ever experienced.

The S4 French Bass bow is a great bow at a bargain price. Its sound betters than any conventional carbon bow and most wooden bows, no matter what their price tag says. Difficult bowings and fast passages are easy to execute precisely due to its ideal bounce and balance. Because of its clear sound and precise feedback it is also the ideal bow to improve your intonation and technique.

Style: German / French
Mounting: Stainless Steel
Stick: Octagonal or Round
Weight: c. 114 / 112g
Frog: Snakewood

The development of the latest generation of Arcus' bass bows was a truly fascinating experience. The new Arcus bass bows are incredibly open and free sounding and produce almost no noise, which renders the sound much more singing and improves projection dramatically. The elasticity of the sticks match the elasticity of modern bass strings precisely so bouncing bows are very natural and easy to play. The fast response provides a new level of articulation and precision. Have you also heard of the idea that bass bows should be very heavy? Basic physics tell us that a heavy bow will be slow to move and hard work to push around. Advanced physics teach us that they also dampen the vibration of the strings. In contrast to makers of wooden bows Arcus are free to choose weight and elasticity for their bows and have found the ideal solution in a design that consists of a relatively heavy head and heel and a very light shaft. Once you have learned how to make best use of this kind of bow you will never want to play anything else. By the way, these bows speak so easily that you can play all kinds of strings with them really well, even those that are normally used only for pizzicatto, like Spirocores for example.

The length or the German bass bows is 71cm without button and 77.2 cm including the button. The French bass bows are 69.8 cm without and 72 cm with button.

Arcus Violin Bows

A sound that is brilliant, open and clear, rich and full, with a uniquely wide range of overtones, free of noise. Fantastic bounce and agility combined with perfect stability and ease of play. Our violin bows fullfil everything you might be looking for to achieve the most beautiful performance.

Arcus Viola Bows

The power of a cello bow combined with the lightness of a violin bow: Our viola bows free violists from the restrictions of traditional bows. They open up the full potential in the sound of every viola, pulling the most powerfull, clear and rich sound while offering the fastest response and absolutely crisp articulation.

Arcus Cello Bows

The Arcus cello bows are the first bows that allow you to use this potential completely. Their sticks are both much stronger than wooden sticks and lighter. This provides ultimate agility and elegance, an effortless playing, instant response on all strings and significantly improved playing comfort.

Arcus Bass Bows

The sound they pull is full, rich, open, clear and dramatically reduced in noise. The sound of the bass becomes much more singing, almost like going from a rhythmic to a melodic instrument.

The Anniversary Edition

These bows are the essence of more than 20 years of research and development, but above all they incorporate the ideal combination of all the wishes of thousands of musicians from all over the world. And so they offer perfectly balanced, yet extremely dynamic playing characteristics in connection with a dreamlike sound that is as full and warm as brilliant and rich in overtones. For their outfit we have combined gold and silver to given them a unique appearance and reflect the 20 years of love and dedication to our craft.

 

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Stringers has been supplying instruments, bows and accessories to students, parents and professional musicians since 1992. We're proud of our commitment to providing the very best service and offering the best quality, carefully chosen products, for our customers.

All Stringers instruments are set up expertly by our luthiers in our Edinburgh workshop and checked by our playing staff. This is a stand-out difference from instruments bought from non-specialist suppliers, and shops who simply import and sell instruments. Our setups really make the world of difference. Just take a look at our reviews to see how.

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