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lmoralez
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May 21, 2018 - 8:06 pm
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I play an acoustic electric Barcus Berry.  What would be a good bow to buy to play with my Barcus Berry?

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@lmoralez welcome to the forum. The selection of a bow is rather subjective activity. I just purchased a new wooden bow from Fiddlerman/FiddlerShop after using only the carbon fiber bow I bought in 1996. I had three bows on trial to try and it was a tough decision. 

The carbon fiber bows have really become quite good and can handle occasional accidents quite well (like dropping, etc). As a matter of fact somewhere Fiddlerman has a video of a pro golfer using on of the FM bows as a golf club 🙂

I'm sure FM can help you select a bow (wood or carbon fiber) to match your needs. Give them a call. They're great folks. BTW I don't work for them, but I do buy from them and have never been disappointed.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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May 22, 2018 - 2:15 pm
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You could always PM me with your budget and I can make some suggestions.

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

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Welcome to the forum

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Welcome! I look forward to hearing about your electric instrument

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