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Fiddlerman Compared to Jet
How do these carbon fiber bows compare? And, do you still recommend a 2nd bow if CF
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gwscheer
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June 16, 2013 - 7:56 pm
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I have a carbon fiber Jet bow that I am happy with.  Does anyone know how it compares to fiddlerman's CF bows?

Violin cases have a spot for two bows and I assume all y'all want a spare in case the bow breaks when the show must go on

Are carbon fiber bows so unlikely to break that its not an issue?   Or, do you recommend a backup bow even if carbon fiber?

thanks

bow novice gws

 

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I have never broken a bow or damaged the hair other than a few loose strands.

I have several bows as I was looking for a magic bow to make me play better. I can't find them if they exist.

But if you are working on the idea that the strength of the carbon fiber bow would keep you from having a bow issue, the hair is still hair. If a violinist wanted a backup bow in case of failure on a wood bow I would think they would also want a backup for carbon fiber.  

Another good reason to have a second bow is so you can build a preference and figure out what you like better about this bow or that and why.

 

Of the bows I have my teacher like the FM carbon fiber the best.

 

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@ gwscheer;   Here is a test Pierre put up on video back Feb.,, maybe this will set your mind to ease about carbon fiber bow's.

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/re.....fiber-bow/

 

You'll probably have to right click the link and open in a new window or tab.

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For a second I thought you meant the Rock Band 'Jet'......

I like FM Carbon Bow, it be smooth to use. A Nice action, it be automated, procrastinated, systematiced and hydromaticed. English happens to be my accidental langauge.

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June 19, 2013 - 9:45 pm
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You don't really need an extra bow. My bows, before I opened Fiddlerhop, are well known hand made pernambuco bows that cost over $2000 a piece. For that reason I would need to rehair the bow every once in a while. The cost of rehairing a bow is about $50 so I don't even do it anymore. I just use my own Fiddlerman CF bow until it's time for a rehair then throw the old one away.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks!  and Happy Birthday, young fellow. 

gws

 

 

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“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!” , Ludvig Van Beethovan

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