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Looking to buy a new bow.
Destroyed my old bow. Looking to replace it.
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My $200 Jean-Paul martin bow from years ago met its end in a car accident. The violin case flew from the back seat into the front and the frog separated from the stick. It was a cheap pernambuco stick, out-side cut, so it was quite light. Chamber wasn't great, but i didn't expect much from a cheap bow. 

I have been looking at FM's cheap pernambuco bow and I am quite interested. However, I am quite hesitant to put down $300-500 on a bow i can't even see. If anyone here has bought that bow, can you please tell me the name stamped on the bow so I could do a little more research on it. Pictures would be appreciated.

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My advice to you is if you are worried about buying a bow that you can't see is to go to a music shop and buy one that you can. :)

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July 10, 2014 - 9:11 am
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Buy whatever you believe you will like and if you are not satisfied, return it. People here will vouch for our integrity.

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Fiddlerman said
Buy whatever you believe you will like and if you are not satisfied, return it. People here will vouch for our integrity.

I feel that that most of us, through experience, would most definately vouch for FM's integrity.

And with an offer like that, go for it mate. thumbs-up

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I can vouch, if youre not happy Pierre will take it back or work with you to find the right bow or instrument for that matter

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I vouch.  I have ordered several times. (Case, strings, rosin...)

Happy Customer. 

:)

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Just ordered a Pernambuco Bow from the Fiddlershop myself.

I put my money where my mouth is. Can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

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Happy for ya Brother, can wait to see/hear it

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Great John. I look forward to hearing about it. :)

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Fiddlerman said
Great John. I look forward to hearing about it. :)

It has arrived. Have played a few tunes and I like it. 

Will write a review after I've used it for a few days. 

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I own the nickel wound one.  It's very well crafted, has nice balance and feel and has very good hair.  I have compared it against pernambuco bows in the $300-600 range at Atlanta Violin and it plays at least as well as those. I did not test bows in the $1,000+ range, so I can't compare it to bows at that price point. 

I think you will be quite pleased if you get one, but if you don't like it you can return it.  I do understand your concern about buying things that you can't see though. I will say that I've purchased 2 violins, 4 bows, some cases and sundry other items from FM and I haven't returned anything yet. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Thanks :)

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