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March 9, 2015 - 11:52 am
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hey guys,

So i've decided that i want to upgrade my bow. I currently have a FM carbon fiber bow. I love it, but I'm thinking of upgrading to something with wood. I've been debating this for probably a month now and decided i'd reach out to you guys and see what your opinions are!  currently i am debating between the: 

JonPaul carbon fiber/wood hybrid: http://fiddlershop.com/accesso.....n-bow.html

Pernambuco bow: http://fiddlershop.com/accesso.....o-bow.html

Now they really aren't that different in price range so thats not an issue. I'm really debating between the two because the hybrid had the carbon fiber core so its probably less likely to warp. I'm gonna be living in a high humidity area for a while and i've heard a lot of people having problems with warping wood bows.  

What do you guys think? Does anyone have any feedback on either bow?

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March 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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If your budget is around that price I'd say that your Pernambuco bow choice would suit you great. The hybrid is great but you are looking for a difference and I think you'll notice a greater difference on the wood bow soundwise, if any. :) What is special about the hybrid is that you get the benefits of a warmer sound (wood) while maintaining the extra strength of the carbon fiber.
I actually like the pernambuco very much. For the amount of money I spent earlier for an equivalent I'm impressed at the quality they are producing. Keeping in mind that good Pernambuco is getting scarce and these bows are hand made. On the other hand, the hybrid is special.... LOL
Don't think I am of much help. :(

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March 9, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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I have one of the pernambuco bows.  I think you'd like it.  Just release the tension on the hair and store it  properly in your case and I don't think you'll have a problem with warping.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright


March 10, 2015 - 9:15 am
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@Fiddlerman  hahaha well i think it was helpful! you had some good points for the pernambuco and who knows they might make it outlawed soon since it is becoming so scarce.  I take it from reading the description on your shop that the sliver winding is slightly better quality for the stick....hummmmm another debate hahah.


@Uzi Thank you so much for your input! you guys are defiantly making me lean more towards the pernambuco. :D  

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