Upright Bass Bows
We are very proud to offer Finale bass bows. These bows are made
out of specially formulated carbon
graphite weave, with a small kevlar core mixture that helps
stabilize the balance and playing action of the bow. The frogs are
now being made from a new exclusive proprietary frog material,
Ebontek™. We use the
best Mongolian horse tail hair on all of our bows. All this matters
to make a great playing, professional quality bass bow!
Everyone wants a bow and yet, we're out of
stock!! We're very sorry about this and we expect
all of our bows to be back in supply by the first week in April (no
fooling!). We have been busy making a slight modification to
our brand (logo) and this requires changing some very technical and
costly processes in the super high tech molds that the bows are
molded in. We are doing this to thwart copycats that make an
inferior Finale looking bow, without the playing properties
or high quality standards. We know that it is worth the wait,
but in the meantime, we will gladly take and hold your orders until
we are again, up and running with the bows. Unfortunately,
like everything else in business that wants to use the best quality,
our cost of making the bows and the upgrades that we put into the
bows will surely require that we raise our longtime price of $340.
We're not sure what they will exactly be yet, but we are very
appreciative of our loyal customers that want a bow and willing to
For anyone willing to wait we are honored
to hold the old prices for you until we are back in supply.
Once we go through the Finale bow waitlist, only then we will raise
the prices as needed. For now, it's still a great bow, the
nice logo case and the customer's choice of rosin and we will keep
the prices intact. A great deal no doubt and a promise to
always do something like this here at String Emporium. We love our
Finale bow, case and rosin packages!
Finale™ upright bass bows:
What makes these bows so crazy great? These are
very impressive in that if the player closes his/her eyes...the
feel, weight, balance and playability of the bow feels incredibly
close to some very expensive bass bows.
They are incredibly well balanced bass bows. As a
player, I have to admit that at first, I was a little
skeptical...and a little snobby, but when I first used one on my
bass in symphony hall, I (as well as the rest of the bass section),
was in a state of shock. It simply draws more sound out of the
bass and like a great 'master' bow, grips the string from end to
end. It feels like a really nice Pernambuco bow, but it's
black and it's carbon fiber!! All of the
Finale brand bows, come with a lifetime warranty.
|Again, sorry, but we're
temporarily out of stock of the Finales. For those willing
to wait, simply
email us. In this email, please give your full
name, address, phone number, type of bow (French/German) and
we will keep this on file and then contact you when the bows
There is no commitment or
obligation to buy or take one once we contact you.
It is simply your place in line and the "old" price
guarantee ($340) with bow, case and rosin. Also for
your loyalty, we will also give free shipping anywhere in
Again, thank you for your
interest in the Finale bass bows.
How to order: It's important to get the 'right'
bow, with the correct model and rosin (for your climate). We
prefer to only take phone orders (no shopping cart for
these!) So please call us, 800-600-2689
(480-785-5491). For our overseas customers, please
email us and we'll be happy to help you with your order.
Shipments outside of the USA (Europe, Asia, S. America and
Canada) normally cost $45 for air shipping and insurance.
Shipping within USA only $20.
All orders include a nice, hard bow case, and
rosin of your choice: Pop's, Nymans, Carlsson, Soft Kolstein
or All Weather Kolstein.
The Finale™ French, upright bass bow is 66.5 cm long and they
average around 137 grams. (ranging between 134-140) The have a
nice deep camber. A notable attraction on the Finale French
bass bows, is the Abalone pearl dot on the frog with the
'Parisian eye' or silver ring which surrounds the dot. (A
nice added touch of elegance here where they combine the new
technology to old, beautiful traditions!) The price is right
too: $340 (case and rosin included!)
Both the Finale German and French models come in solid black or
carbon fiber weave. Please specify which style and finish when
The Finale French model carbon fiber bass bow: (click on any
photo to get the larger, more detailed image)
The Finale™ German bows have a nicely shaped ebony
frog that seems to fit nicely into the average size hand.
Again, it's rounded quite like the famous older, Pfretzschners.
The frogs are purposely left plain and the bow is without wrapping
as well. The length is 69.5 cms. The under-slide (by the hair
in the frog) also has the Abalone pearl. Another special added
touch is that the bow adjusters on the German model are solid
ebony, not plastic. They are beautiful upright bass bows and
play like $3,000 sticks! (The German upright bass bows are
also $340 ( also with case and rosin included).
Please specify which style and finish when ordering.
Included with each new Finale bow, comes special hard bow
case. (Shown below)
***With the purchase of both the Finale or
Metropolitan carbon fiber bass bows, we offer a special package:
Each bow comes with a Bobelock hard case and choice of one upright
bass rosin: Pop's, Carlsson, Nymans or Kolstein's Ultra bass rosin
So pick a bow, a case and your favorite rosin!
Another Finale Bass Video
There are 2 really great videos comparing the Finale bow to
another great (expensive) bow. One of the best known videos is
found on Jason Heath's Double Bassblog. The other newer one is found
upright bass videos page here. (On this page, there are a
lot of performances, but you can find the Finale Demo towards the
bottom of the page.)
On our video, Steve plays his Italian bass and a very rare (and
expensive) PW Bryant bow. The Bryant is by the famous English bow
maker of the 1960's (not to be confused with the contemporary,
present day English bass maker, also named Paul Bryant. The PW
Bryant bows average about $6,000 nowadays, but you will see a range
of between $4-7k. On the video, I don't talk too much, (I was
nervous!), but I play an A - B comparison of a couple of excerpts so
one hear any difference. They match pretty closely and I think
the Finale pulls away in the lead towards the end of the video.
You can hear the fullness that it pulls out of the bass. The
point of the video is to show that while the Finale bows are only
$340, they perform and actually compete with the best and most
expensive hand made bows out there.
The Metropolitan French upright
bass bow, by Codabow:
These fine bows are now on their own dedicated website page.
Please go to
Metropolitan Upright Bass bow.