Nose Repair Bass Bow Posted on March 4, 2019May 17, 2019 by j aniano French bass bow with snub-nosed head as presented. Note how subsequent tip repairs shortened the overall head length. The owner asked me to try to lengthen the head artistically. French bass bow with snub-nosed head after I used a cylindrical graft of pernambuco to lengthen the head. A new faux ivory tip was then applied.