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Barry
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Very nice Video Barry.   I love my CF bow... every once in a while I look for something "better" or try my wood bow.. and it always comes back to my FM bow.   :) violin-student

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Thanks Barry. We really appreciate it!!!! :)

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I may have to get one of these...

Of the two CF bows I have ( I got them for free )

One is to "springy" and spongey, it's weird....it's not unlike a fishing pole sorta LOL..

The other is just flat falling apart, the frog is coming undone....I'm gonna try and rehair it myself to learn. Yet this one that's coming undone, I like the feel of this stick the best....it's stiff....I like a nice stiff bow.

 

Are the Fiddlerman bows pretty stiff? I'm a bit hard on my equipment so I need something durable and a lightweight, stiff CF bow is what I'm after..

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@EricBluegrassFiddle you should get one!  I got one last year and it's durable.  I am a bit clumsy and have dropped it, banged it off the music stand and other less than delicate things and it's still in great shape.

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They are really a great bargain at the <$300 end of the bow world.  I have two of them.  I also have a FM Pernambuco and a Coda Bow Prodigy as well.  The FM carbon fiber isn't as pretty as the Coda, but I can't say the Coda plays 200+ bucks better. I can say it is also a nice bow. The FM pernambuco does play better, I think, and it's the prettiest of the lot. However, it's not nearly as rugged as the carbon fiber. 

One thing I'll guarantee is, if you buy FM carbon fiber bow, you won't wish you hadn't. They play very well, they have good balance, a nice weight, the frog moves smoothly, the tip is sturdy, the windings are nice, and the hair is decent quality. You won't need another bow until the hair wears out. Then you'll have to decide whether to re-hair it yourself, pay to have it re-haired, or just buy a new one for about 20-30 bucks more than the re-hair costs.    

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