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How to choose a Bow
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John Rafeek
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June 16, 2014 - 4:31 pm
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I was wondering about how to choose a bow and how to know the difference between a good pernambuco and bad one and brazillian wood and i wanna know what should i look for when i buy the bow ??

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Fiddlerman
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June 16, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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That is a great question. It's very hard to know the difference between the woods but Pernambuco wood is much denser and make for stiffer bows.
You should look for a bow that is properly balanced, feels right from the frog to the tip. A bow with good action for staccato, spiccato and sautille. Sometimes it takes a good technique to actually know whether a bow is good in that respect.
A soft bow might loose it's form quickly whereas a good dense Pernambuco wood bow will hold it's shape longer.
The mounting is important as is the mechanism for the frog.
A Brazil wood bow can quickly loose it's shape and break much easier than other better quality wood bows and Carbon composite/fiber or fiberglass bows.
Lastly but not least, you want a bow that gives you a good sound compared to other bows.

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John Rafeek
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June 16, 2014 - 4:45 pm
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That is really helpful
thanks FM

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June 16, 2014 - 6:49 pm
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I could probably show you easier than I can explain it in writing. LOL
You're welcome in any case.

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