JPB MUSIC
BASS BOWS
violin bows
cello bows
FOREWORD TO BOW SECTION


Although we have always felt that to have a separate Bow Section could be counter-productive, we have been encouraged to present a list of bows generally stocked.

These lists are strictly indicative of the stock, and please, we cannot guarantee that we will always have them all in stock. What we have always suggested, is that if you are wanting to purchase a Bow, firstly try to come and visit us, and try out as many as you like, but if that is not an option, we can always post out bows. You will need to advise us of your price range, and any specific requirements (eg round or octagonal stick), and we will select FOUR and send them for your approval for a period of 10 days.

There is NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE, NOR DO WE CHARGE FOR THE SERVICE.

We have of course included a guide to assist you in selecting your bow price range. This really is only for information, and to enable you to budget, you might find that the bow that works for you is much less expensive than you expected. Always be prepared to be surprised!

We also undertake a Bow Repair and Rehair service is offered, please apply for prices.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOW.

Most teachers and retailers agree that the best way to match the performance of a bow to your instrument, is to purchase a bow between 1/3 to 1/4 of the value of the instrument. This is by no means fully comprehensive, as you may wish to consider upgrading your bow beyond the instruments capabilities in order to prepare for an instrument upgrade later. The Table below will give an indication of achievable grade with the various bow price ranges.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE, CHOOSING THE CORRECT BOW FOR YOU IS A PERSONAL PROCESS, BEST ACHIEVED BY VISITING US, AND TRYING THEM OUT!
VIOLIN BOWS VIOLA BOWS CELLO BOWS DOUBLE BASS BOWS BOW QUALITY (over-lapping occurs) GRADE ACHIEVABLE
£19- £23 £23- £35 £30- £45 £45 - £70 Basic Brazilwood Stick, Ebony Frog Grades 1 - 2
£23 - £70 £35 - £85 £30 - £110 £70 - £150 Better Brazilwood Stick, Ebony Frog Grades 2 -4
£80- £160 £90 - £180 £90 - £200 £200 - £800 Pernambuco stick, Nickel Mounted Ebony Frog Grades 4 - 7
£150- £350 £170 - £400 £190 - £500 £500 - £1000 Pernambuco stick, Silver Mounted Ebony Frog Grades 5 - 8
£400 - £1500 £450 - £1700 £500 - £1900 £800 - £2000 Selected Pernambuco stick, Silver Mounted Ebony Frog Music College & Serious Amateur
£1500 & UP £1700 & UP £1900 & UP £2000 UP Selected Pernambuco stick, Silver or Gold Mounted Ebony Frog Professional Standard Player
PLEASE TRY OUR BOW APPROVAL SERVICE, SHOULD YOU BE UNABLE TO VISIT, PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS
Bass Bows