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
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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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 these.
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.
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.