Upright Bass Bow Cases
If you have a decent bow and you are putting the bow away in
your regular bass case cover pocket (without a hard case) you've
probably have had to deal with more than your fair share of issues
regarding the hair of the bow. A good bow case not only
protects your expensive bow from breaking, it keeps the hair from
getting contaminated or ruined by having that hair getting hot and
bunched together with the sticky rosin. All it takes is one
sunny afternoon to get the hair and rosin 'gooped' up so that you
end up needing a re-hair. It's not worth prematurely ruining
the hair, so get a good case. We currently sell two brands of bow
cases: the black Cordura covered
case and our new, String Emporium®
S.E. brand case that is exclusively to our company.
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(S.E.) Bow Cases
Our newest bass bow cases that we now offer were
specially made for us by a top violin case manufacturer in China.
These have a different look in that while the Bobelock cases only
come in black, these we had made in dark green, brown, ruby red,
navy blue as well as the traditional black, all with brown colored
trim. These too we had the covering 'bolted' on so that it
won't peel or fall apart. Additionally, the biggest attribute
with these bow cases is that we also specially ordered the YKK
brand zippers to be sewn into these cases!
We did this because we just couldn't stand
the cheaper Chinese made zippers. They broke quickly and were
cheap. The American made
last the longest for sure and it is really the only way to go for
us. There is no substitutes for these. These
zippers are expensive and that's why no one else uses them.
As is our tradition here at S.E., we only sell the
best quality accessories. We too could buy the cheap bow cases
that we see on the internet for $50, but when the case falls apart
and our customer has to go out and buy another bow case, then no one
really wins there.
These cases are well built and made to last for years of heavy
We have both French or German models. They also come with
nicely proportioned rosin/pencil pockets (also using the YKK!) Be
sure to click on the photos of these new cases here as with the
large image pop-ups, you can see a lot of the nicer details and
quality construction. These are cheaply priced, but not
'cheap' quality bow cases.
$58.00 for either French or German model and offered in
Red with black trim, Black with brown trim, Dark Green with brown
and Navy Blue with brown trim. All of these bow cases come
with nice shoulder straps.
Bobelock Bass Bow Cases
We only sell what we, as professional bass players here like to
use! The Bobelock is made using the old fashioned
(more expensive) way of laminate boxing which is nicely covered in
Cordura fabric. The fabric is bolted and glued onto the
case. The interiors are plush lined and most importantly,
fitted for whichever model bow you use (French or German).
Once the bow is placed in the case, it stays put no matter which
direction the case is placed or falls. Both the German and the
French model cases have a nice rosin/pencil pocket on top.
(the owner of S.E.) has personally used his Bobelock case for more
than 10 years of heavy use, so they hold nicely. The Bobelock
is still the best hard bow case in the business. It's not the
cheapest, but over the years of usage you will enjoy and rely on it
to protect your nice bow. These come in single and double bow
cases. While it comes with a shoulder strap, the rosin pocket is big
and long enough to fit a pencil and some of the smaller rosin
canisters (like Nymans or Kolsteins).
They are all very nicely lined with a plush velour. Pick
your color: Burgundy (they call it "wine"), blue or green. The
Bobelock French bow case sells for $77 and the German model, $85.00
(Please click image for larger detailed image.)