- Quality and purity of sound
- Extremely comfortable in the hand
- Incredibly quick response
- Resilient and durable
- Very high quality
- Used by a growing number of professional musicians worldwide
Two hundred years after F.X. Tourte re-invented the bow, Arcus have achieved
another exciting standard for bows: they have designed and made a bow that improves
the sound for stringed instruments. Over the past 13 years
Arcus bows have set new standards and have delighted thousands of musicians all around the world with their ease of play and
What's even better is that these bows don't cost a fortune. For the price of an average to normal pernambuco bow (an endangered species) you can get a bow that's a match for many of the finest wood bows. The Arcus top models open up a fascinating new world of sounds and technical possibilities.
Advanced students and professionals alike will find that Arcus bows allow them to play more naturally and with greater ease. Because of the reduced mass of the stick, the bow is able to respond very quickly to the player's movements. Changes in pressure for dynamics and articulation produce an almost instant response, making more traditional bows feel cumbersome and slow. Attacks are quick and sharp and directional bow changes are smooth. The energetic nature of these bows makes playing 'off the string' in a Spiccato or Sautille style exceptionally easy.
Arcus design and make carbon fibre bows that not only give exceptional comfort and purity of sound, but also avoid hand and arm fatigue and pain.
Arcus found that most traditional bows had the same base resonance as the human hand and arm (approx 20 Hz) and these low non-musical vibrations were responsible for, at best tiredessness in the bowing arm, and at worst inflammation over time. Arcus designed their bows to eliminate these non-musical vibrations, tuning them specifically above 50 Hz ). Many players report a more relaxed playing style and the ability to play comfortably for longer with an Arcus bow. All Arcus bows are made by hand in Germany. While they all share enormous potential, each bow has its own individual characteristics.
If you're looking for a better sound, then Arcus bows should be on your list to try!
Because Arcus bows are different from traditional wood bows, we strongly suggest that to help you get the most from your bow you read the the following Hints and Tips for Use
Here's the very latest Arcus 2012 brochure to download.
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We cannot stress enough how important it is to have the correct amount of hair used on your bow as this changes the playing characteristics.
When you have your Arcus bow rehaired, please make sure that your rehairer follows the Arcus rehair guidelines which can be found on the Arcus website.
The Arcus hair gauge will ensure you have exactly the right amount of hair on your Arcus bow. £ 35.74 SRP inc VAT at 20%