Tony Connaway, Bassist at Hartford Symphony Orchestra
After many trials in a blind "playoff" sort of fashion... the aluminum rod with steel C-Horse on the tail works best for all three of my basses. There were so many variables to consider for each so thanks again for the extended trial.
For me, the best aspects of this combination include:
-Ability to tip the bass forward a bit while playing (German bow and standing) in order to contact the bow more naturally
-left thumb pressure is now eased which allows me to play for longer stretches of time ;)
- getting into thumb position and upper thumb positions with much greater fluidity.
- the best tone, resonance and responsiveness to the bow with this combo!! (And...a surprise perk) I was able to lower my action due to the gained resonance :)