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Arcus Cello Bow

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"My skepticism towards carbon fibre bows was part being conservative and also an earlier experience with a bow which was mildly speaking uninteresting. Within minutes of playing with an Arcus bow my opinion was changed. Instead of using a new material to recreate a clone of an old concept they came up with something quite different. The design of this bow allows to reduce weight, which gives more freedom in the faster, lighter strokes, and its hollow stick resonates extremely well, producing a strong singing tone. The strength of the material allows for a greater length of the stick, like that of a violin bow, and gives it a great lateral stability, for me a vital factor in projection of the sound.

The makers of Arcus ask you to try the bow for a week without playing a heavier bow, to get used to the unusual weight. For me the deciding factor is the balance not weight, and that is not any different from a good wooden bow. I have no problem switching back and forth but at the end I still play with the Arcus."

Leonid Gorokhov, Professor at the Royal College of Music "After purchasing my Arcus Cadenza Gold cello bow I have found out that I am able to demand much more from myself when playing and practicing; the quality of sound, possibilities of articulation and the scale of volume and nuances – not to mention bow control – are simply so much better than with my old wooden bow. As a result from this, I feel that I have reached a higher level of playing as well as a more profound understanding of my cello and its capabilities. I am very impressed and pleased with my Arcus bow."

Ilkka Vesioja, Finland

"The Arcus Bow delivers the purest of sounds and seems to have unlimited playing capabilities! My audience is absolutely enthusiastic."

Peter Hoerr, Soloist and Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig. Member of the Mozart Piano-Quartet.

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"I have been using an Arcus cello bow for several years and was an instant "convert"! On the rare occasions when I need to use my reserve wooden bow I miss the Arcus for it's ease of playing. You might imagine that the pay-off for such a lightweight bow would be a lack of power, but not so, the Arcus bow has a fantastic strength from heel to point and a balance and poise that needs to be experienced to be believed. I am now doing a lot of electric cello work and have found the Arcus bow to be ideally suited to this way of playing also and have therefore purchased a second identical model (Sinfonia). I am such a fan of these bows that my friends all believe that I secretly work for the company!"

Clare Pusey, of "DIZZICHELLI"

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