The Metropolitan Double Bass Bow is a perfectly balanced, exceptionally responsive bow that was co-designed by David Gage and CodaBow. The idea behind the Metropolitan was to create a bow with the feel and performance of pernambuco, but without dead spots – and to retain the responsiveness of wood without objectionable stiffness. Each aspect is deliberate, from the arch of the camber to the Xebony™ frog, engineered for shape and balance. The Metropolitan Double Bass Bow also has a permanent camber: because it is happiest in its cambered shape, the bow will never wander from it, and thus never have to be re-cambered (assuming normal playing).
The Metropolitan Double Bass Bow is available in French and German styles. PLEASE MAKE YOUR STYLE SELECTION IN THE CUSTOMIZATION TAB ABOVE BEFORE ADDING THE ITEM TO YOUR CART.
Eric’s Thoughts: I am continuously impressed with the fit and finish of the CodaBows. They are as beautiful and precise inside as they are on the outside. If a wooden bow was made with the level of workmanship that I have experienced with CodaBows, it would cost thousands of dollars. I simply have not seen this level of detail on any other bow, especially at this price!
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Target weight of 142 grams
- 66 cm stick length
- 53 cm hair length
- Etched Metropolitan logo on frog
- Composite frog with carbon fiber weave slide and silver plated ferrule (older versions had an ebony frog)
- Stiffer stick than CodaBow Revelation
- Different balance points and less dampening material give a softer and more organic feel compared to Revelation
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.