Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Check out the “Let it Snow” Xmas 2020 Group youtube project!”

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
How to choose a Bow
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
John Rafeek
Advanced member
Members
June 16, 2014 - 4:31 pm
Member Since: April 24, 2014
Forum Posts: 75
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was wondering about how to choose a bow and how to know the difference between a good pernambuco and bad one and brazillian wood and i wanna know what should i look for when i buy the bow ??

The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 16, 2014 - 4:41 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15449

That is a great question. It's very hard to know the difference between the woods but Pernambuco wood is much denser and make for stiffer bows.
You should look for a bow that is properly balanced, feels right from the frog to the tip. A bow with good action for staccato, spiccato and sautille. Sometimes it takes a good technique to actually know whether a bow is good in that respect.
A soft bow might loose it's form quickly whereas a good dense Pernambuco wood bow will hold it's shape longer.
The mounting is important as is the mechanism for the frog.
A Brazil wood bow can quickly loose it's shape and break much easier than other better quality wood bows and Carbon composite/fiber or fiberglass bows.
Lastly but not least, you want a bow that gives you a good sound compared to other bows.

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

Avatar
John Rafeek
Advanced member
Members
June 16, 2014 - 4:45 pm
Member Since: April 24, 2014
Forum Posts: 75
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That is really helpful
thanks FM

The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 16, 2014 - 6:49 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15449

I could probably show you easier than I can explain it in writing. LOL
You're welcome in any case.

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

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Jim Dunleavy, tinksquared
Guest(s) 50
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today DD
Upcoming paulinefiddle, estudy, vitthal36, Bismarck, augustoad, Ripton, Space., Mirrim9999, loveluach, reedc83, ELCBK
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
ELCBK: 1998
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1971
cdennyb: 1815
TerryT: 1728
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27479
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 75
Topics: 9062
Posts: 112628
Newest Members:
JillyR, capefearscot, Data2link, MrsWally, wofolehe, DJ Thomas Heath
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15449, KindaScratchy: 1757, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3589, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 3016