Reid Hudson, Bass bows
We're delighted to offer a nice selection of Reid Hudson bass
bows here. There is no other bass bow maker as successful and
prolific as Reid! You can find at least one of his fine bass
bows in just about every professional orchestra throughout the USA
and Canada. Reid makes his home on Vancouver Island and is
super easy (and accommodating) to work with. Because of this,
I think he has always been very receptive to what professional
musicians need in a good responsive bow. His bows are on the
highest level and always play dependably well.
We offer both of his French bow models, the Bottesini and
Tourte model. We also love his Pfretschner model bass
bow. The Hudson bows (French) tend to hover between 133-140
grams, but mostly fall around 137-ish. He's made a lot
of bows and knows how they work. Before finishing a bow, Reid
tries each one individually to make any final adjustments in weight
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Reid Hudson French Bass Bow (Bottesini model)- This is Reid's
longer model 65.7 cm and the playing length (hair) is around, 54 cm.
This one weighs 140 grams, though they usually average around
137-ish grms. This one of Reid's typically nice bows: Well
made and elegant. We love the beautiful long sweeping tip on
$4,500 Only one left in stock!
Reid Hudson French (Tourte model)
Reid Hudson German bow (Pfretschner model)- We think Reid
makes better Pfretschner models than the original Mr. HR
Pfretschner. The bows work incredibly well. They bounce easily
and grab all throughout the stick. This one weighs 138.5
grams. The stick length (not counting the ebony adjuster is
69.5 cm and the playing length, 55cm. $4,000. These bows
are permanently out of stock as Mr. Hudson has decided to only make
violin/cello bows. (One French bow still in stock!)
Because of demand, our stock can fluctuate with sales and
re-stocking. We always try to have at least one model of each
bow on hand. For additional information feel free to
email us or call, 800-600-2689.