Arcus S-Series Violin Bow

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Model: S4
Bow: Round Stick


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They really went above and beyond helping me with my order and shipment requirements. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

Scott S.
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I have only been playing for seven months and was having issues with some of the sounds I was making. They are very expensive, I decided to try out the new Argus s9. The thing I can definitely say, is that it changed everything in regards to my sound the scratchiness was gone and everything was smooth. Butter is what kept coming into my mind as you’re playing.

The thing I can definitely say, is that it changed everything in regards to my sound the scratchiness was gone and everything was smooth. Butter is what kept coming into my mind as you’re playing.

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Fabulous bow

The Arcus S-5 bow is terrific. After an in-home trial of several other bows, when I tried the S-5, I knew it was made for me. And now 90 days later, my opinion of it has only improved. The S-5 is lightweight and agile, but stiff enough to reduce the wobble I was feeling with other bows. The sound is crisp and clear, with a beautiful ring. I appreciate the extensive engineering that has gone into this bow to create something truly unique: it draws out a phenomenal sound from the violin and strings. Wow.

Henry W.
Arcus S6 - tool to explore new ways to play

Arcus S6 (round) was the best carbon fiber bow I tried over 5 weeks. These included JonPaul Avanti, Carrere, Coda Marquise GX, Dimond GX, and Arcus S5, P5,P6. Playing on the light Arcus bow taught me new way to produce sound. Articulations become easier, and nmbow changes can be effortless even near the frog. Switching from S6 back to a wood bow feels like playing on a baseball bat. Arcus S6 has a bigger sound than P6, but I did noticed that it does have a little bit less over tone.

Wood bows are unacceptable - A comparison of the S7, M7, and P7

ver the past month I had the pleasure of trying the following bows: S5, S6, S6 (Octagonal), S7, M7, and P7. The differences between the S5, S6es, and S7 are qualitative so it is really easy to gravitate towards the S7. The S7 is simply better and thus plays and sounds like it. It is hard NOT to prefer it over the others. (See my other review on this page) The differences between the P7, M7, and S7 are much more subtle and far more subjective. They are all excellent bows but have their own forte. It really depends on the material you are playing and what you like. The P7 feels powerful and is much easier to pull gritty, aggressive sounding notes where the S7 requires more work. (more volume and projection with less work) The S7 is easier to play with a very light touch, is super responsive, and definitely brighter. The P7 sounds rich and velvety in the lower registers. The M7 sits somewhere in between, feels exceptionally stable, and sounds very clear. It's easier to get some "bite" with M7 versus the S7 but the softer stick feels less lively. The P7 and M7 both pull fuller, fatter notes with spicatto than the S7. Two things were certain; I couldn't go back to my wood bow (I have been ruined!) and I couldn't buy all three. Ultimately I chose the P7. My advice is to try one from each line within your price range/budget and see what works best for you. In any case, I think you will find it difficult to go back to a wood bow!

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