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M Voirin bows?
« on: Feb 19, 2012, 11:46:47 PM »
 Hello-- I can't find any info on modern Voirin bows. I am looking at a pernambuco M Voirin bow at SW Strings and want to know a little bit about it. I am sure these are student-level bows at less than $300, but I believe they are European made? I was wondering if anybody had any experience with these and whether they play nice. I can't believe that there is very little information on the web about a currently made bow and yet so much information about  F.N. Voirin a Paris, Peccatte, etc. which are world-class bows but ancient all the same. ???

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Re: M Voirin bows?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 04, 2012, 09:08:04 AM »
I did end up buying this bow and like it very much. Used it tonight and it was very responsive. Best $269 I have spent. Seems to be German-made and nicely balanced. Not as nuanced as my old Tourte copy, but much more predictable and supple. A good bow for not a lot of money. Me likey. :)

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Re: M Voirin bows?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2012, 01:32:58 AM »
Thanks for the review.  It's always nice to hear from other players on the gear / instruments they purchase, and how it works out for them.
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Re: M Voirin bows?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2012, 03:53:37 AM »
No problem, Sheryl. I was hoping to get some review before I bought the bow, but perhaps not many people have this one. It's in a student budget price range but it seems to play better than that would indicate, or maybe I just haven't discovered the nuances of a $3000 bow. I do notice tiny differences in the bows I have, but I know how I want them to perform. The Tourte is probably the best bow I have, very nuanced and light, but it is more than is what is needed for most country band gigs. I want something responsive and fast but also a bow that pulls a loud tone and is durable to take the inevitable knocks on stage.

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Re: M Voirin bows?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2014, 09:32:48 AM »
I like this bow so much, I just bought another one. I have some other bows, including a Codabow Diamond GX and a 56g Tourte vintage bow that are worth more and are more refined, but for predictability and robust performance this bow can not be beat.

 




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