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Fiddlerman Carbon fiber rehair
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ryonass
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Just wondering how often you guys rehair your FM bow? I’ve had mine since December and I’m thinking it’s time. I’ll most likely buy a new bow $68 vs rehair $58.

 

does this matter? Is it better to rehair or it’s the same hair anyway? I get a new bow for $10 more.

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Hi ryonass (and others).  Another thought would be to save up some of the used carbon bows and sell them on eBay for about $15 each for us apprentice luthiers to practice rehairing.  That would make your cost a wash.

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ryonass
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@Irv that’s not a bad idea. I’ll keep that in mind when I get a new bow.

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I think I’ll use this as an opportunity to upgrade my bow instead. I’m thinking of getting the 1-star Holstein Pernambuco bow. Does FiddlerShop offer in home trials? @Fiddlerman 

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September 24, 2018 - 2:28 pm
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Ryon, we definitely offer in-home trials.
https://fiddlershop.com/pages/.....ome-trials

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I asked FM to send me 3 to try within my price range, tested them blind....didn't realize they had names on them. (hard to read anyways without a strong light and strong readers for my old eyes) 

Best deal ever doing the home trial, didn't feel pressured - took 20 minutes, played the same song 3 times, they were all great, but 1 stood out and felt really comfy, my thumb fitted perfectly and it glided like a dream, sounded really clear....shipped the other 2 back....although some people might need longer to decide, I think he gives you up to 2 weeks.

I did ask him to rosin them for me as I think they know just how much to put on and it saved a ton of time with me probably messing it up.

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I ended up buying the Holstein 1-star bow shortly after making this post. So far so good.

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@ryonass Lots of fun with your bow, glad to hear you’re satisfied ? 

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