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FM's Carbon Fiber Bow (A Review)
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That appears to be a major paper about bows and I will certainly spend more time with it.

But I would like makers to come up with simple ratings that tell (even roughly) about bow characteristics/feel.

The truth is that I can go to WalMart and get more tag info on fishing rod(s) "feel" than I could about bows.  I think maybe Shar gives some info but not all the time on all bows.

Thanks for the link however. 

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Oliver said

The truth is that I can go to WalMart and get more tag info on fishing rod(s) "feel" than I could about bows.

 

I took you for a fisherman right off....trout or salmon? fish 

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Bass.

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After a pants day at work, I nice surprise awaited me when I got home.
A long parcel tube and a box, hidden under the lid of my wheelie bin.....
my new CF and Fiddlerman cap (and a FM pencil)

After a bit of rosin, I was off!
First impressions.......Loving it!!

The hair area is quite a bit wider than my current bow and I don't know how that will affect my playing, but weight-wise and balance, it feels different but I'm not knowledgeable enough to know how!

I'm sure donning my FM cap will improve my playing without doubt!

I had intended loading another video tonight of my latest standard of "Air On the G string" and "Pacelbels Canon" and it would appear now, I have no excuse not to.

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Oh what a puuuuuurfect package.... where is pole dancing kitty when we need one? Yay... I bet you will look might fine in that hat and have the almighty talents of Fiddlerman at your disposal with your new arsenal of goodie. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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@ Terry...

My CF bow had the wide layer of hair as well, It's really very helpful in maintaing a good contact area of hair against the string you're playing. It takes rosin very quickly and I find mine just getting better with age.

Congrats on your purchase, I'm sure it'll improve your playing and being so light weight it'll feel like an extension of your arm and hand. The quickness will astound you and you'll really be able to make very quick changes in direction creating an almost seemless transition from one direction to the other.

I love mine.

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So far tonight, I love it.
It's balance point is about 1/2 inch nearer the frog which stops me having to apply as much weight to the top end of the stroke.
Weight wise (to my hand) it seems about the same weight, I'll have to find some scales to check

So far, havent been able to make a recording without throwing in some bum notes. Annoying really coz it's different notes every time. It's not as if I'm making the same mistake! Dagnabbit!! violin-student

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Congrats Terry!!!  I've gotta take a look at this bow!

But wait, Denny, is this the same bow that kept leaping back into it's box??????

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Thanks for the great reviews guys. Yes Fred, Dennis's bow kept wanting to come back home but he has tamed it now I think.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hey Fred, we've reached an agreement... that CF bow and me... I got that new K500 violin, got it playing like a million bucks and I've been practicing as much as I can so I play like $5,000 bucks. The bow will give me a chance to come up to the instrument level before it gives up on me I think. lol

I love it...exactly

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roflolroflolroflol

Being generous, I think I'm playing about a $1.99; I don't know if I'll ever do my violin justice and it keeps bitching at me about it too, "come on old man, you're holding me back".

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I just had my teacher over yesterday to play all of my newly acquired violins, after having thoroughly cleaned, adjusted, and properly setup of course.  It was a crack up to see his reaction to a few of them; and he never wants to let the Albani go, lmao.

During his trials, I decided to slip in my new FM CF violin and viola bows and he was VERY pleasantly surprised.  When I told him the price (and where to buy them), his comment was, "this is such a great alternative to re-hairing a mediocre bow, I'm going to suggest these to all my students".  He clearly thought that for a bow under $300 this was a steal.

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TerryT said
After a pants day at work, I nice surprise awaited me when I got home.
A long parcel tube and a box, hidden under the lid of my wheelie bin.....
my new CF and Fiddlerman cap (and a FM pencil)

OK what is a wheelie bin?  What is a Pants day at work?

 

I imagine the pencil is now your prised possession.

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I think he had to wear pants this one day. Maybe hes more casual over there usually but had a meeting or something. I think a wheelie bin is like a trashcan with wheels on it. thats my guess. Id like a regular post of foreign slang so we can guess at the meanings.

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can we get a british dictionary posted here somewhere?

I'm at a complete loss as to what he just said.dunnofacepalm

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Thanks for letting him try it out Fred. I've given a few to my colleagues to test and pretty much the same reaction.

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Kevin M. said

TerryT said
After a pants day at work, I nice surprise awaited me when I got home.
A long parcel tube and a box, hidden under the lid of my wheelie bin.....
my new CF and Fiddlerman cap (and a FM pencil)

OK what is a wheelie bin?  What is a Pants day at work?

 

Picklefish said

I think he had to wear pants this one day. Maybe hes more casual over there usually but had a meeting or something. I think a wheelie bin is like a trashcan with wheels on it. thats my guess. Id like a regular post of foreign slang so we can guess at the meanings.

 

cdennyb said

can we get a british dictionary posted here somewhere?

I'm at a complete loss as to what he just said.dunnofacepalm

roflol You lot are hilarious!

Also, I really think most blokes wear pants every day (Scots may be an exception...) It's the trousers your have to watch for to know if someone's being a bit more casual than necessary. Trouser (Br) = Pants (Am), and Pants (Br) = Underpants (Am). What Terry is saying is that his workday resembled underpants. Which is not a good characteristic. :D I would have said "a naff day at work", which is basically the same thing. (I think naff is kind of like the American effing...?)

The slang post idea is brill, though, I must say! Bring it!

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你已经失去我了男人的所有这些外国俚语的语言       

 

         dazed     

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Fiddlestix said
你已经失去我了男人的所有这些外国俚语的语言       

 

         dazed     

 

YOU need to quit letting the chickens walk on your keyboard! It's hard enough to figure out what's getting passed along here without them getting into the frey.fainting-1344

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LOL... sorry, I meant to post it's meaning in English, but I forgot, I was on my way to get a haircut.

 

Chinese to English: You have lost me with all this foreign slang language.   dazed

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