Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Black as Night Erhu Bow and Final Installment of Dizi Video

Those of you who have tried our YS erhu bow will agree that it is one bow with good looks and good tone.

Now they come in another version with black hair. It's not the usual type of scratchy black hair bow that comes with jinghu or 'firewood disguised as erhu' erhu. It uses top quality black horsehair for more grip and power.

According to the maker it is currently very popular in China and especially good for breaking in new erhus.

Click here to purchase.


Here's the 4th and final installment of the types and ranges of Dizi video.

This video talks about the Da Di (Big Di)


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Erhu Hard Case and New Strings

A while ago I was selling some top quality 'designer' erhu cases. Although they look good, they are quite bulky and heavy.

Recently we brought in the 2nd generation of such erhu cases. They are flatter, lighter and the shape is also not as awkward. They've replaced the stainless steel locks with black Matt colored ones. Personally I like the look of stainless steel more.

It only comes in one color:

This is a 1st generation red case, but with the black Matt locks.

We have 2 of the 2nd generation erhu case and a few of the red cases with black locks.


Another interesting item we are selling is Hua Mei Niao Brand Erhu strings from Beijing.

We've tested the strings on the erhu and we like the results. The tension feels good and the notes are responsive. Volume is quite balanced between both strings as well as the lower and higher registers. The inner string sounds warm and the outer string bright. Run in takes about 2 days if you play it intensively for 5-8 hours a day.

There is also one for the gaohu.

Purchase them here:
- Hua Mei Niao Erhu Strings
- Hua Mei Niao Gaohu Strings

Video on various types and ranges of Dizi Part 2 and 3

Wow, its been a long while since I last posted on my blog. Chinese New Year had really slowed things down. As a result I have been busy clearing backlog these couple of days.

Not to mention the small matter of the birth of my second daughter on 5th Feb, which really takes time out of a lot of things.

There are so much things to update. But in order to make my posts more focus, I'll split them into various posts.

In my last post I talked about some videos on the various types of dizi. I've posted part 2 and part 3 on youtube already. They are about the bang di and the qu di.

Here they are:

Part 2 on the bang di:

Part 3 on the qu di: