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Ripton
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Mmm, OK. I missed it. Finally found the section, "Fiddlerman" that has the proprietary offerings. Bummer... Well I have heard good things about the Glasser bow, and the price range was where I was comfortable (Buy the best you can afford). I see it has been shipped so I'm anxiously awaiting delivery. Will give a report on it after I get to play with it a while. Now a bigger question is which rosin should I season it with? I realized too late (after it was shipped) to ask for recommendations (for a equal quality rosin) to include with the purchase (hint hint Pierre)..

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Fiddlerman
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January 29, 2015 - 9:54 pm
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Did you get the Glasser bow from us Ripton? If so, I'm sure we can do an exchange for you if you don't like it. Rosin is a big subject here. LOL
Many have spoken of Bakers rosin which I've never tried but they swear by it. The only problem is that you need to be on a waiting list.
I love the Andrea rosins though they are a bit costly. On the other hand, they last forever. :)

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

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I was curious if anyone has played the fiddlerman cf bow and compared it to say the Coda Luma bow? I know the price difference is huge, but sometimes the performance difference isn't ....

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I have two FM CF bows and a Codabow Prodigy.  I have also played the Codabow Diamond NX (liked the Prodigy better.)  I would say that the Coda is a better bow, but considering it's 4 or 5 times more expensive, that's no surprise.  I don't think the Coda is 4 or 5 times better though. 

The Luma is a very light bow, and if that's what you're looking for and you don't mind spending the money, I don't think you'd be disappointed in the quality of the product.  I would say that you should try one out for yourself before plunking down $500 for it, because nobody but you can determine what will work best for you.  If none of the shops in you area carry them, there are  online places that will ship you one or more bows to test out and allow you return them if you don't like them.  Also, make sure that whomever you get it from is a licensed distributer or the warranty will be invalid. 

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Hi @Uzi ,

 Thanks for the thoughts. I have played the Luma a bunch (Borrowed for about 2 weeks and had a ton of gigs) and didn't realize how much I liked it till I went back to my old bow which I felt was soft and squishy ... anyway I was curious at the comparison of the luma and the Fiddlerman bow ...

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fiddlinsteudel said
Hi @Uzi ,

 Thanks for the thoughts. I have played the Luma a bunch (Borrowed for about 2 weeks and had a ton of gigs) and didn't realize how much I liked it till I went back to my old bow which I felt was soft and squishy ... anyway I was curious at the comparison of the luma and the Fiddlerman bow ...

@fiddlinsteudel, 

Well, considering that the Luma is designed for specific playing styles and you like it, I'd say go for it. The FM CF bow is more a generic shape, balance and weight. 

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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Well I've only tried the Coda lineup of bows, so I feel like I want to try out some more bows before I throw down 500 dollars.

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I don't know why you haven't received an offer to order yet Pierre. I've received two orders in the last 2 years of 2 rosins in each order. I've given a couple away as gifts to my violin playing partner and kept the others. If you don't get yours on this next go-around, let me know, I'll ship you one of mine to try out.hats_off

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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@cdennyb  I have made two attempts to order from them over the few years.  Once I thought I was on a list.. but apparently not, then another time quite a while ago I added myself to another list but still no word.

You must be lucky...well I am lucky also since you have shared.  🙂

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Fiddlerman
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April 29, 2015 - 10:49 pm
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I might have missed it Dennis. I get many hundreds of emails everyday and my spam folder is very active.....
I'll check again with them.

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I just rosined up the Fiddler Man CF Bow and tried it. WOW!! This bow is awesome, can't wait to install the Preludes and hear my electric sing. Thank you Fiddlerman for offering such an awesome bow for the low price. 😀 I'll try and have a video up soon, but my schedule is really tight for the next month. 

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🙂 Thanks for that note outoftune!!!
Appreciate it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman, no prob, I'll try to keep my "notes" as clean and smooth as possible. lol Couldn't resist having some "pun" 😀 

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