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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The round, convex, varnished pernambuco (?) stick ends in a rounded meat cleaver head. The large, screw-mechanism, canted, ebony frog has two mother-of-pearl decorative eyes, each made of a colourful centre surrounded by a white ring, each surrounded by a metal decorative eye ring. The frog has a metal ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, a nickel (?) underslide, and a dark wooden slide. The bow currently has mixed white, red-brown, and black hair. The ebony button has a silver (?) ring and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 160.Hair length: 544.Balance point: 268.5.Head height: 52.2.Head width: 17.0.Face length: 36.5 (mid-point to mid-point).Tip diameter: 12.7.Frog diameter: 14.3.Nipple range: 1.4 to 1.7.Period of oscillation: 1.44.Distance from pivot to tail: 106.05.Button length: 22.6.Ferrule width: 17.2.Frog + stick height: 62.6.Frog top length: 75.2. Repair History: Part of the ebony on the thumb side of the frog was broken off and replaced with light-coloured wood.

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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:705