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Old 02-10-2015, 07:47 AM
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Default New bow by Sue Lipkins

Hi Folks,

I want to express my gratitude to Ken, who let me try his Ode to Sartory bow by Sue Lipkins when I met him. At that moment, I knew that I wanted something similar.

I contacted Sue and joined her waiting list. A while ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to meet her and visit her workshop. We talked and played a bit; she skillfully and patiently helped me describe what I hoped for in a bow.

Last Friday, she sent me my new bow. It is as close to being a "magic wand for the bass" as I could wish. It exceeds all of my hopes.

With a clear, loud, and warm sound, the bow hugs the strings, bounces easily, and articulates well. I think something and the bow does it. Using it is as close to effortless as playing can be.

140.5 grams, octagonal stick, silk wrap, Parisian eye.

I'll share an "overall length" photo when I get one. For now, here are the frog and head.

I can't imagine being happier with it. The process of working with Sue was a true pleasure.

What a great experience! I feel very, very lucky to have this bow!
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