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carbon fiber bow search
« on: Mar 13, 2004, 07:15:33 PM »
hello,
i'm trying to find a decent carbon fiber bow to take with me for gigs and such - an average-priced bow, i suppose? i just need something durable, yet suitable for my yamaha ev-204 electric violin. :)
any suggestions?


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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2004, 07:16:30 PM »
oh, and if possible.... a bow that comes in a variety of colors would be fantastic! (i'm looking for either candy red to match my violin or a black! thanks!)

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2004, 09:12:19 PM »
You might want to contact arsweet, and Steve at giannaviolin.  Both here on the forum.  Use IM.
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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2004, 12:19:32 AM »
I really like my musicary CF bow. However, many many people rave about the Codabow range. A few people here have them.
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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2004, 02:07:58 AM »
Coda Colours series
Coda Electric Series (I think)
Musicary

I have a Coda Aspire and a Musicary the Musicary is a very good bow I think you can get them from Sharmusic.com and you can get them in colours like red too.



http://www.ary-fr.com/bow/carboncolors.htm


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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2004, 03:43:14 AM »
Holtz composite $63 many colors.  Arcolla CF at $169.  Cadenza Artist at $189.  The more expensive ones much better than the Holtz.  Cadenza Prelude $117 about in between.  

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2004, 08:31:41 PM »
How are the Holtz Steve?
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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2004, 10:00:32 PM »
Holtz are fair.  No real flaws, but not exceptionally crisp tone or handling.  Good for the price.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2004, 11:08:20 PM »
I use a Cadenza and really like it.  Its black.  You may not like your wooden bow after playing these be careful  ;D

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2004, 11:53:00 PM »
I have a Coda Bow Classic, nice bow and its the top of the Coda line, but as nice as it is it's still a carbon fiber stick.  A good wooden bow is always better.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #10 on: Mar 15, 2004, 12:07:47 AM »
Define good.  You didn't find a "good" one for less than $1000

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« Reply #11 on: Mar 15, 2004, 12:20:00 AM »
Its a cello bow but that just might help you sink in to the stuff that Kayo Dot plays.  (Love the new album, by the way).  

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2004, 12:32:21 AM »
Yet!  You forgot the word yet.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2004, 12:39:03 AM »
Ah go CF they last longer and will suit most folks for a lifetime plus they are extremely durable (not indestructable)
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2004, 01:05:31 AM »
The CF bows don't seem to have the character of the wood bows.  They don't have the flaws of most wood bows.  An excellent wood bow really does have magic.  What opinions on the Arcolla?  I can't really tell it apart from the Cadenza Artist.  Perhaps a little lighter in the tip.  But in appearance, not as fancy.  The price is less than the Cadenza, but only an amount that could be accounted for by the fancier fittings of the Cadenza.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #15 on: Mar 15, 2004, 07:30:56 PM »
i think i'll try to buy the musicary bow - every review i've found online of it seems pretty good. thanks again, guys! i really have no clue what i'd do without you. :)

(and thanks so much for the kind words on our album, xylenz!!)

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #16 on: Mar 15, 2004, 07:57:01 PM »
oh, has anyone tried the codabow electric?

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #17 on: Mar 15, 2004, 08:34:53 PM »
Great timing and serendipity.

I spoke to a dealer today about Coda bows in the UK. He has two in my price range, the Aspire and the Electric.

Now, I'm past the first flush of youth (and the 2nd and 3rd) so I was prejudiced against the Electric (I'd have to be damn good to be seen using a Purple bow) but if it was significantly better I would use it. His view, and I stress, his view, was that it was mostly cosmetic and it wasn't much, if any, better than the Aspire.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2004, 10:31:41 PM »
Your Yamaha didn't come with a bow?

Yeah my Zeta didn't come with a bow.

I looked as Coda bows at a violin shop, they were nice enough. but I bought a Braizial wood bow. I just liked it better.

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #19 on: Mar 15, 2004, 10:35:55 PM »
(I'd have to be damn good to be seen using a Purple bow)

Purple bow, PURPLE BOW ?? ?? ?? WHERE ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

Bob's got some purple bow hair for me, so that would be the icing on the cake!!!
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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #20 on: Mar 15, 2004, 10:50:35 PM »
Purple bow, PURPLE BOW ?? ?? ?? WHERE ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

Bob's got some purple bow hair for me, so that would be the icing on the cake!!!

http://www.codabow.com/electrifying_performance/index.html

Very pretty. Not the only purple bow though.

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 15, 2004, 10:56:46 PM »
my rolland is good

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #22 on: Mar 15, 2004, 11:32:17 PM »
Great timing and serendipity.

I spoke to a dealer today about Coda bows in the UK. He has two in my price range, the Aspire and the Electric.

Now, I'm past the first flush of youth (and the 2nd and 3rd) so I was prejudiced against the Electric (I'd have to be damn good to be seen using a Purple bow) but if it was significantly better I would use it. His view, and I stress, his view, was that it was mostly cosmetic and it wasn't much, if any, better than the Aspire.

hmm.. purple isn't really my color (and it looks like it *only* comes in this color. bummer.) thanks so much for the information!

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 15, 2004, 11:35:43 PM »
Your Yamaha didn't come with a bow?

Yeah my Zeta didn't come with a bow.

I looked as Coda bows at a violin shop, they were nice enough. but I bought a Braizial wood bow. I just liked it better.

my wooden bow sounds fine with my electric, but being an antique, i really don't want to risk damaging it at our performances. :-/
someone suggested that carbon fiber bows would be a a great alternative, so here i am - on my CF bow search. :)

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Re:carbon fiber bow search
« Reply #24 on: Mar 15, 2004, 11:52:33 PM »
Hi,
I have a Coda Bow Classic, black.  I bought mine in a violin shop in Las Vegas when I was out there working.  I did'nt really price shop because they had such a large inventory of carbon fiber bows with different weights. I spent over 2 hours playing each one. The one that I purchased obviously was the one I kept going back to.   Weight and balance are the most important things when your playing so find a place that has a lot of inventory that you can audition.  One thing I should mention is, the place in vegas had all their bows pre-rosined which saves a lot of time.  A lot of music stores don't take the time to do this so by the time your done scrubing rosin on their bows it can turn into a long ordeal.
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