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December 7, 2013 - 6:26 am
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School has been keeping me very busy and sadly has been keeping me from playing as much as i would like to. So over thanksgiving break, I took the time to really play and get a feel for the bow. Amazing how different it is from the bow that came with my CVN-300.

  • It feels more solid, but also lighter which I actually prefer.
  • Far more balanced.
  • The frog doesn't wiggle, lol a huge problem i had with the Cecilio bows.
  • And well it just feels right, which is the best way to describe it in my opinion.

I haven't touched my other Cecilio bows since my FM/CF bow arrived. Oh wait, that's a lie I touched them once, and that was to put them back in my case. lol.


I am very grateful to have this bow and sometime this month I will most likely be posting a video playing with it, after Final exams and such.thumbs-up


Happy Holidays to every! laugh

Fort Lauderdale
December 7, 2013 - 3:25 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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Thanks for the great review. :-)

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

January 22, 2014 - 3:34 pm
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I'm curious to find out if anyone who has previously owned the FM/CF bow has purchased the new FM pernambuco bow?


If so... How do they compare?

GCV Kreisler 1730

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November 2, 2014 - 2:01 pm
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I am getting the FM/CF bow.

Playing a piece is easy... Playing it right is not...

King for a Day, Peasant for many

November 2, 2014 - 2:48 pm
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I'm a fan and daily user & abuser of one of the early fiddlerman Carbon Fiber bows and it's still rockin'.

I love it especially for my electric violin. I have wood bows, some quite old and the have their own sound as wood always does. Kinda depends on the instrument.

One of my really old acoustic violins just won't play well with the CF bows but the other one does! Go figure. And the electric plays well with both but I prefer the CF because it's fast in the hand and easy to move and is lighter than the wood bows by a few grams. At first, a few grams doesn't sound like much but it is when considering the amount of down pressure you apply to make the strings vibrate.

The type of rosin you use, the temperature of it (Thus the stickiness of it), the width of the hair, the age of the strings, all these things play an important part in getting a good clean sound...and don't forget your ability to manipulate that bow to make all those wonderful sounds.

"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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