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Fiddlerman 2 Star pernambuco bow
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July 27, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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So I want to give my review of the 2 Star Holstein bow.

First off, I contacted the Johnson String Company and requested 3 Coda Bows to test drive. They sent me the Diamond SX,NX and Joule. Fiddlerman sent me the 2 Star Holstein to also try out and I was able to compare them side by side.

And without going into the detail of my non scientific, somewhat objective comparison the 2 Star Holstein was the clear winner. Now, I'm not a professional violinist but I was able to clearly appreciate the obvious and subtle differences between all four bows. 

Each bow's weight and balance was indistinguishable. The response and control between the 4 bows were also similar. However the Joule, was the least controlable and my least favorite. And the SX was just slightly more controlable than the NX.

The most obvious difference was the sound and resonance of the Holstein bow when it was drawn across the strings. It seemed to amplify the sound where the carbon fiber bows just didn't compare. Plus, I could actually feel the subtle changes the pernambuco resonated in my hand over the carbon fiber.

In case you are wondering how I came to this final conclusion was I was handed each bow while blind folded and placed in my fingers. I had really no idea which bow I was playing. My impressions were noted and repeated many,many times, as I had 30 days to to test them. However, after a while, I knew immediately which bow I had as the 2 Star Holstein was obvious when I pulled it across the strings.

The Holstein bow is absolutely an awesome bow and well, well worth the money! You will not be disappointed.


Thanks for reading,



July 29, 2016 - 2:26 pm
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The Holstein bow is absolutely an awesome bow and well, well worth the money! You will not be disappointed.


I Agree completely with your statement.



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August 5, 2016 - 8:41 am
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Thanks so much V10L1N and Mark. We wouldn't be doing as well as we are today without the help of the positive reviews you guys are so kind to give us. I realize you are being honest but it's still rare that people take the time from their busy schedules to spread positive reviews.

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