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Both Lorna and I recently upgraded from fibre glass to a FM fusion bows, along with new strings, which made a tremendous difference to our playing, or rather the sound of our playing!
I'm liking the reviews of the coda bows. Since the first upgrade made a big difference does anyone know if another upgrade would make such a big difference? Since its a bigger investment...
Has anyone used or got one they play with?
Yeah you think I was a runner huh! - Nada, too busy trying to learn fiddle...
Although I do bike, and I think keeping fit helps - both lorna and I have tons of energy, drives our husbands nuts! They both pretty chilled out...
Mine is happy that I disappear over the other side of our home every night and go crazy on the fiddle as it gives him time to watch all those action shows on TV without me asking what happened every 5 minutes!...
I have a Coda bow, 2 FM carbon fiber bows and a FM pernambuco bow. The Coda is prettier and plays well. While it is a nice bow, I don't think it's 4 times as good, but it is at least 4 times the price. I think if your looking for a bow upgrade, a better bang for the buck would be one of the FM pernambuco bows. I have one of those as well and it's really nice for the price and produces a better sound -- IMHO.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright
UZI - I am so agreeing with you at this point.... I def focusing on sound and feel, not worried about looks.
I got a trial coda bow (after reading tons of reviews) and I've been playing with it for most of the evening, it feels amazing, weight and grip - but even though its a nice pure sound, softer, with a much lighter feel, its a touch "mechanical" if thats the word?
My husband and daughter both prefer my FM fusion bow for now, (in their blind test) maybe because I can get a more gutsy? sound out of it, me too right now!
Go figure!......Maybe I didn't rosin it enough, and maybe being super careful with it since its on trial...anyways I'm going to keep trying through tomorrow and rest of week, and test with maybe my violin teacher and couple of friends before I make a decision....because, gosh I'll have to keep this one forever!