The Corusscarbon fibre bass bow displays great performances for its price. Besides, you can see how the fibre is woven through the stick: this gives a sober and modern look to the bow. Compared to what you can find for wooden bows in the same price range, the stick is rather stiff and nervous. Besides, fitting Coruss synthetic fibre on your bow comes along with several advantages that natural horsehair doesn’t have.
Characteristics of the Corusscarbon fibre bass bow
The stick is made of carbon fibre and resin. Its cross-patterned warping is charcoal-grey, with a shining finish. As for the frog, it is in ebony and adorned with an eyelet in abalone, , just like the frog slides. The head plate, the fittings, the button, and the ferrule are in nickel silver, , an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc that looks like silver.
The weightof the bow depends on his height:
- 3/4 : 126g for 69,3cm
- 4/4 : 131g for 72,5cm
As for the stick, it displays a very even density distribution. That’s why this bow is rather versatile, and thus can fit a lot of musicians.
Finally, the frog of this bow is available either with in the German style or the French style, depending on what you like best.
Customise your bow
Most of the time, transparent, cream or black bow hair will be used to look like traditional horsehair. However you can always customise your hair to match your playing style or personality.
This fancy touch is available in a panel of colours:
- Transparent – once you’ve applied rosin on the hair, it will turn white
- White – indistinguishable from natural bowhair
- Black– looks like the black hair from bass bows
- Blue –
What are the advantages of the Coruss synthetic fibre
Fitting a synthetic fibre on your bow comes along with several advantages that natural horsehair doesn’t have. First, this fibre is consistent and strong. Hence it lasts 2 times longer than high-quality horsehair. It is also more stable and completely unaffected by the changes of temperature and humidity. As for the sound, the grip is great and the response flawless. All in all, synthetic fibre sounds more powerful and bright than natural hair.
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What your violin maker thinks about the Coruss carbon fibre bass bow
First and foremost, the Corussvegan bow displays very good performances for its price, allowing the student to work on many bowing techniques for only a fraction of the price of a wooden stick. As such, a lot of teachers with whom I have worked have recommended this bow.
Moreover, this stick offers plenty of unusual details for this price range, such as a metal head plate.
Finally, if professional players need a spare bow, the Coruss vegan bow makes a great opportunity – unaffected by its environment, the stick and the hair enable you to play outdoor without problems.