Bass Bow Trials
Trying out a bass bow from us here at the
String Emporium is super easy and low key (just like our bass
trials.) We have the biggest and the best selection of premium
bows of any one shop or bass specialist in the world. It makes
total sense to ship a nice selection to you to choose from where you
live, with your own bass.
Generally, those ordering a Finale
bow should just order one bow: They all play incredibly
well and amazingly similar. So when you get your new
Finale bow, it comes with the special Finale
hard case (and rosin of your choice.) It is difficult to put
more than one bow in the special bow tube. Still though, if
you still want to try two bows, you can. For our own String
Emporium brand, Brazilwood bows (which are very well
balanced, with similar playing weights) at $130, most folks
only want to ship one out at time to save money. Whatever you
decide, shipping costs are non-refundable.
Our special terms on bass bow trials:
- any bow from SE can be
returned if you are not 100% satisfied. The customer has a
liberal 5-day trial period. You're not ever going to buy a
bow and be "stuck" with it. How this usually works:
Say a bow arrives to you on Monday. Then you have Tuesday, all the
way to Sunday to decide on the bow. The bow should
promptly be sent back on the following Monday or Tuesday.
We don't try and "catch" you on the dates, but that gives a very
liberal time period to try a bow out. (The problem we have
with longer periods is that too much rosin gets into the hair,
or the bow can actually start to look a little used) so we keep
it at 5 days. (We're very nice about this policy and have
never required anyone to buy a bow!
- when we ship single bows out, we
always charge the credit card. When multiple bows are
sent, we need only get an authorization that you are actually
within your credit limit for the entire shipment This is
just to insure that they are coming back to us, though we have
never, ever had anyone run off with a bow!
- when trying the bows, the player/customer
should take care to keep them clean and new (just use good
common sense really!) so that when or if we get it back, we can
just simply put it back into our stock selections
- please don't 'goop' up the hair with too much
rosin. Excessive rosin gets "gooey" when it gets shipped
back. Still though, make sure you put enough rosin on the
bow to make it work like it should.
- When returning bow(s), please re-pack in the
same container, style and manner by which the bows arrived.
Remember to send them back fully insured.
Again, we try and make it really easy and simple
to try bows. We're players here and for the more
expensive master bows, it makes great sense to try 2-4 at a time to
single out the best one for you. We make it easy to try bows and if
need be, we don't mind you returning. This way, you know you
can relax and find the best "stick" for you and your bass.