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Author Topic: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!  (Read 29089 times)

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Offline Cableaddict

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #50 on: Oct 09, 2010, 08:16:07 AM »
Re holding a bow partially up the stick:

Why do people do that though?  It always just looks like affectation to me.  I've heard some fiddlers in this country (the UK) claim that it's more "traditional" to play like that.  But it just isn't. 

I have a strong theory on this, with two answers:

1:  Most fiddlers are self-taught, and the classical grip is not very intuitive.

2:  Country players do a lot of bouncing, esp with double-stops.  It is VERY hard to control a cheap bow, even a mid-grade one, when you need to come back down to legato notes. That control is a major part of what makes an $5,000 worth the money, but few folks players are going to spend that.

Holding the bow slightly above the frog helps with this tremendously. The downside is that you lose some dynamic range. (Just listen to the exasperatingly one-dimensional Ms Nesbitt)

Personally, I've learn to change hand-position on the bow, depending upon what I'm playing.  Not so hard.  I also switch from french to Russian grip once in a while.
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I would never buy an incredibow, just because of the name!  -  but I am very interested in trying "incredihair" on one of my regular CF bows.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #51 on: Oct 10, 2010, 11:59:34 AM »
Holding the bow slightly above the frog helps with this tremendously. The downside is that you lose some dynamic range. (Just listen to the exasperatingly one-dimensional Ms Nesbitt)

Cable Addict could you please record something or send a a youtube link to someone playing in a two or three dimensional style, to clarify your point....thanks

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #52 on: Jan 09, 2011, 08:48:14 PM »
I've had an Incredibow for several years now.  Never really could play with the thing, except for doing some ridiculously showy rock stuff that would break a real bow.  I do like the hair though.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #53 on: Aug 04, 2011, 12:45:17 PM »
Is there still a problem with ordering the Incredibow? How long is the typical wait?

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #54 on: Dec 31, 2012, 05:13:41 AM »
I have a completely different experience with my recent dealing with Heidi and Incredibow. I thought that ordering an incredibow a week before Christmas would be a big mistake. Especially after reading some of these comments. I couldn't have been more wrong. I called Heidi and kindly asked her if she could try and get it to us before Christmas. She was a delight and explained that they were very busy but would do her best to deliver. She is great and delivered on time for Christmas. I will pass on my experience to as many people as I know in the music business. My daughter plays professionally and she loves it. She has bows costing many 1000's of dollars that didn't get her this excited. She says it extends her ability in several playing situations and opens up new ways to push the limits of her abilities. All this and she has had it less than a week.

Thanks again Heidi, you and Incredibow are the best.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #55 on: Dec 31, 2012, 01:00:30 PM »
Did you look at the date of this thread?

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2013, 12:49:14 AM »
I'm GLAD this thread is now giving more up to date information about Incredibow's business practices.  If you just Google, it can look pretty bad.

From the latest it looks like maybe they got their act together.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #57 on: Jan 13, 2015, 05:30:44 AM »
I bought Incredihair instead of the Incredibow and haired it with a carbon fiber bow for a project. I received the Incredihair in less than a week. Probably in  about 3-5 days actually.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #58 on: Jan 15, 2015, 02:04:35 PM »
How is the Incredihair working?  It's got to be the most durable stuff I've ever come across and I'm interested to hear how it works on a regular bow.
Now ear this!

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2018, 03:40:19 PM »
Well, I just bought one, a featherweight, and I've got to say I really enjoy using it.

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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2018, 05:41:55 PM »
Cool - glad to hear they're still going, I'd love for them to succeed :)
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Re: Incredibow - Buy at your own risk!!
« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2018, 08:01:54 PM »
Still use mine for morris playing .  10 years on, a never re-haired,   It's like Captain Scarlet  - indestructable!
Now ear this!

 




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