Manufacturer of carbon bows since 1995

Our four german bass bows

Prices include 20% French taxes

Ebony model

Gary Karr snakewood model

CarboWave model

Carbon/wood hybrid frog model


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Ebony model

CBA-Eb

950 €

This carbon fiber bow with a black stick and its standard ebony fittings is an excellent value for money in the Carbow range.  It is a very regular stick fitted with a simple Pfretzschner-style of frog.
This bow is also available in a “soft stick” version for a softer style of play

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Black stick

Bow's lenght = 75,5 cm
Hair's lenght = 56 cm

Weight from 130 to 138 grs
Ebony frog H= 45 mm
Kangaroo leather grip

Pearl = Mother of pearl
Casein bowtip
Silver wrapping

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Gary Karr model

CBA-GK

1050€

In 1998, the Maestro Gary Karr accepted to personalize one of our German bass bows.  The bow is shorter than a standard bow for more flexibility with a well-positioned center of gravity due to the amourette frog.  This bow, although relatively heavy, is easy to play, produces a strong sound and is particularly adapted to both solo and orchestra players. Thank-you Gary for your “Karr…bow”.

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Black stick

Bow's lenght = 73,5 cm
Hair's lenght = 54 cm

Weight from 138 to 150 grs

Ebony frog H= 45 mm
Kangaroo leather grip

Pearl = Mother of pearl
Casein bowtip
Silver wrapping

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CW- Brown stick model

CBA-CW

1300 €

The brown colored sticks are made from the best of our "CarboWave" technology and know-how. This dynamic bow produces a rich sound. The beautifully mounted ebony frog inlaid with Abalone shell is comparable to a number of famous wooden bows. Silver mounting available on request.

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Brown stick

Bow's lenght = 75,5 cm
Hair's lenght = 56 cm

Weight from 132 to 142 grs

Ebony frog H= 45 mm
Kangaroo leather grip

Pearl = Abalone
Casein bowtip
Silver wrapping

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Our carbon/wood

hybrid frog

CBA-BP

1600 €

Developed with the double bass player Barre Philipps, the frog is finer and smaller than our usual Pfretzschner-style frog.  It is very pleasant to hold and despite its thinness, its strength lies in the two carbon fiber reinforcements. Mounted on a stick more flexible than our previous models, this elegant frog becomes very effective.

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Brown stick

Bow's lenght = 75,5 cm
Hair's lenght = 56 cm

Weight from 130 to 138 grs

Ebony frog H= 45 mm
Kangaroo leather grip

Pearl = Mother of pearl
Casein bowtip
Silver wrapping

"I've been playing my Carbow bow exclusively since the first day I received it, in 1998.      Why?   The feel of the bow on the string as I pull it across the strings that I am in complete control the sound I'm making, and with ease.  

It has greater dynamic range than my older wood bows (Pfretzschner,Dölling, Hoyer,...) all the while being very easy, mechanically, to play.
But the biggest reason I have switched to Carbow is the col legno bowing effect.   I started using col legno bowing quite extensively in the early 1990's.  The double-bass is a superb percussion instrument.   From the beginning I opted to not use special beaters, but a regular bass bow. The result was never satisfactory.  The bow had to do both jobs - percussive effects using the stick and "straight" melodic & rhythmic execution.  Until Carbow came along I was always drawn between damaging an excellent wood bow or having to accept an inferior result from a cheap wooden bow. 

The Carbow does it all, and to perfection.

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Some years ago I spent time working with the Carbow technicians to see if it was possible to create a frog that had the shape and weight of my Pfretschner, with which I was the most comfortable of all my bows.   The result is this bow, an extremely comfortable, easy to play bow that does everything I ask it to and has actually taught me some tricks for spiccato playing."                                                             Barre Phillips