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I have what I consider a really good pernambuco, silver wrapped bow. The sound it produces is nice to my ear.
That said, I do have an older Coda bow that may not produce the best of sounds for me but it' soldiers on with nary a complaint. That right there may be the crux of the matter.
In 10 years the Coda will have pretty much the same "springiness", dimensions and curve as it had when it came out of production.
Where as my pernambuco bow will mellow and change over time with use. The lignin will have eased and softened allowing more of the wood to vibrate.
In my opinion, older wood is really hard to beat for tone and overall sound but you have me interested in the hybrid bows!!!
Hope that made sense.. my aging mind sometimes gets things wrong. LOL!!
I'm gonna have to try one Mouse.
Anything that will help me with my tone is MOST welcome.
I play a bit of violin but I've been concentrating on that since March.
Ive played guitar most of my life and now banjo, mandolin and a smidgen of bass.
I'm truly enjoying, as frustrating as it can be, my violin!
I just ordered my first Cello and got this bow to go with it… did I make a good choice for a beginner or is it better suited to a better player than a student?
Let time fly I am having fun.