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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The convex, light brown, wooden stick is painted reddish brown and ends in a rounded meat cleaver head with an ivory headface. The stick is rounded along its whole length, and has tracks for the frog. The large, screw-mechanism, canted, light-coloured, wooden frog has been stained (?) a dark colour and has ebony decorative eyes and an ebony slide. The frog has a metal ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, and a metal screw eye. The current hair on the bow is black. The ebony button is cylindrical with a rim.Weight: 161.Hair length: 497.Balance point: 279.Head height: 61.8.Head width: 20.05.Face length: 34.2.Tip diameter: 14.9.Frog diameter: 16.4.Nipple range: 2.5 to 3.2.Period of oscillation: 1.38.Distance from pivot to tail: 112.3.Button length: 29.3.Ferrule width: 21.4.Frog + stick height: 75.4.Frog top length: 74.3.

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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:675