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S4 Bass Bow

Product Code: DBB-ARC-S4G
Sale price£1,234.00 Regular price£1,418.00 Save £184 (13%)

We pre-rosin our bows with premium rosin so you can play straight away. If you would like your bow unrosined please check the box below.

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.