Bow comparison: should I get an upgrade?

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  • #69949
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
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    Hey, y’all. I’ve heard a lot of good on this site about the fiddlerman CF bow, and am wondering is it much better than a glasser basic fiberglass? Does anyone have experience with these two? I have a Glasser basic fiberglass bow, and want to know if it’s worth it to upgrade, or if that would be an upgrade?

    Thanks in advance for any advice

    #69954
    Icebike
    Icebike
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    I used a Glasser fiberglass when I first started back on the fiddle.  I then upgraded to a Coda CF.  I now call the old fiberglass bow “the club” and quit using it.  The difference in both playing ease and sound is amazing.  If you can, try out several CF bows and pick the one you both like the best and can afford.

    Joe

    #69963
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    What Joe said a CF bow is better choosing one you like and can afford is what counts !

    #69966
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
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    Ok, I was specifically asking about the Fiddlerman CF bow, which I’ve heard is quite inexpensive. unfortunately I don’t have access to a shop where I could try multiple different bows (hey, guitar center, what CF bows do you have?) so I’m stuck online shopping, which is why I’m being specific. but if you have any specific  CF bows to recommend, please do, and if you can link to it even better. my budget might allow up to about $100

    #70060
    goettjp
    goettjp
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    I looked at a Coda but then thought, should I really have a bow that costs more than the fiddle ($200).?  I bought a Cricket fiddle that came with a low-end CF bow and I thought it was fine, so I bought a coupe Glassers online.

    Either all my bows are bad, or they’re all the same quality.  They’re pretty interchangeable for me.

    #70068
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
    Participant

    Ok

    #70094

    Angela
    Participant

    I haven’t used a Glaser so I can’t compare. But I have the fiddlerman cf and like it quite a lot.

    #70098
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
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    Ok, I’ll see if I can afford one.

    #70113

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Here is an old thread about the Fiddlerman CF bow:

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/forums/topic/fiddlerman-carbon-fiber-bow-update/

    You can’t go wrong with a Fiddlerman CF Bow.

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