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pict bow info (16) RE: bow info 16 May 02

I recently had 6 bows back home to try(which is the best way to really get an idea of how good/bad they are) ranging from about $250-$1000 I chose one at about $450(a Seifert)the cheaper ones didn't feel very good and the more expensive ones only offered a very small improvement in feel over the $450 one and I think that the more expensive you go the more minimal the improvement and I think that improvement in feel versus price would only have been worth it if I had been a better fiddler.

If you go 2nd hand you can turn up a good bow but you should first try some really expensive and some really cheap new bows to get an idea of the differences in feel and what to look for when buying a bow imo.I was very surprised at how different the feel was between different bows.I would suggest in any case that you go for a Pernambuco wood bow as this is the preferred wood for bows and buy as high quality as you can afford even though it seems extravagant to shell out $500 dollars for a curved stick with a bit of horsehair,the difference in feel between a reasonable bow to a cheap poor quality bow is considerable even when they look very similar and it makes all the difference when it comes to playing.

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