What kind of bow to upgrade to?
Alright, here I am…aimlessly wandering around on the web looking at full size violin bows. Then I came across this handy site of what seems to be knowledgeable music loving folks. Here we go.
Iv’e been playing violin for almost 16 years now. (Started when I was 4 through the Suzuki Method.) And until recently, I have discovered my bow is slowing me down…Ive been using a very heavy in weight, relatively cheap ($99), carbon fiber bow for the past 5 years or so and I feel I have used it to its potential and that it is time to upgrade. Knowing what I know as of a couple weeks ago, I went to my local violin shop and picked up a CodaBow Prodigy bow. I’ve played a few shows with it (accompanying country music) and have decided that I am going to return it and purchase something with a better response and maybe something with a lighter stick. Does anybody have any suggestions of types of bow I should keep an eye out for? I am in the $500 range and don’t want to go over too much. If the luthier was knowledgeable about bows, I wouldn’t be here…but he doesn’t answer any of my questions and get intimidated easily for what ever reason so I have turned elsewhere for input on this purchase. ANYWAYS!!! Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you!