We've taken everything we love about the Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow and turned it up to 11!
The Fiddlerman Pro Series Violin Bow is crafted from high-tech carbon fiber and fitted with sterling silver and snakewood details. The sound is brilliant, open, and clear. The bow is exceptionally lightweight, around 54 grams, which allows it to be agile and lightning-fast. The bow has a rather firm stick and a fantastic response to off the string strokes while being very well balanced.
Fittings: Sterling Silver
Stick: Round (Firm)
Weight: Ca 54 gram
Hair: Mongolian horsehair
The Fiddlerman Pro Series Violin Bow is covered by one of the best warranties in the industry. The stick and mechanical parts are covered for 5 years.
I have only been playing fiddle for a short period of time. However, the fiddle that I am learning on is an excellent, professional quality, violin. The bow I was using was a 'highly rated' under $50 carbon fiber bow that I purchased from Amazon. It served me well to start with, but, as my skills increased, it began to feel flabby and imprecise. My problem is that I live in a cabin on a lake in British Columbia, Canada and there is no 'Violin' specialty store within miles of my location. I did a lot of research on the web and, based on user reviews and professional review ratings, decided that I would purchase either the Fiddlerman Pro Series bow, or a Diamond Series Codabow. I am not in the habit of buying musical instruments by mail, especially when I am purchasing a quality instrument. However, in this case, I really had no alternative. After exchanging emails with the Fiddlerman staff, I decided, with a great deal of trepidation, to take a chance on the Fiddlerman Pro Bow. The bow arrived this morning. Arranging the purchase through the Fiddlerman site was simple and quick. The bow arrived one week after I ordered it, and it was delivered to my door. The packaging was great. There was no worry that the bow had been, or could be, damaged in transit. I have been playing the bow for a few hours and I can only say that I feel I made the correct choice with the Fiddlerman Pro. It is light. It tracks like a dream. It is stiff enough to provide excellent action on the strings, yet easy to control. The violin sounds like a different instrument. I was very pleased with the sound using my old bow, but with this Fiddlerman bow, it sounds significantly better. The high 'E' string has come alive. I can't express the improvement playing high legato notes. It is like a completely different instrument. I was having some issues with 'Hokum bowing' getting the high notes balanced and clear when compared with the low notes. That problem is gone. The 'shufffle' patterns are now effortless and clearly articulated. I am not a professional player, but I highly recommend both this bow, and using the Fiddlerman web site . . . especially if you are reliant on distance purchases like I am. I would not hesitate to purchase a high quality instrument from Fiddlerman and trust their recommendations, their setup, and their quality control.
Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber pro violin and viola bow review. I’m a Jazz guitar player who started playing violin in college over 40 years ago as a second instrument. Over that time I’ve played and taught violin and viola on and off. While staying home during the Pandemic of 2020 I started playing violin and viola again because I now had extra time on my hands. I was still playing with the carbon fiber student bows I bought 40 years ago so I decided to treat myself to some new bows for me to practice with. I just received the Fiddlerman Pro series violin and viola bows. This review will cover both bows because my impressions are the same for both of them. In the world of high end audio there are multiple debates raging between audiophiles over CDs verses vinyl and tube verses solid state amps. They all sound good, and even though I have my preferences I think the differences are small and it’s the music that matters. The same can be said about carbon fiber bows verses wood bows. They all sound good it’s just a matter of preferences. I’m comparing the Pro series CF bow to my De Marchi Pernambuco bow. One is a tube amp and one is a solid state amp. The De Marchi is warm and thick the Pro series is bright and light. Depending on what sound you want or the demands of the music you might choose one over the other. The De Marchi is a tube amp with warm and complex overtones. The Pro series bow is a crystal clear solid state amp with exact definition in every note. The carbon fiber bows are a bit lighter than the pernambuco bows. With rosin the CF Pro violin bow comes in at 58 grams and the De Marchi at 60 grams. The CF Pro viola bow comes in at 66 grams and the De Marchi comes in at 69 grams. I notice this difference when switching bows but once I start playing they are both comfortable and well balanced. I can’t decide which one I like better I’m just happy to have the two of them in my case. It’s truly an “embarrassment of riches”. Here is a link to an online review: https://bit.ly/3fxq1Cd
I was nervous to try a carbon fiber bow but after reading the reviews and watching demonstration videos I decided to give it a go. This bow is light and responsive. It does great not only with ricochet and spiccato but also in more legato passages. It lends an additional brightness to the tone of my playing. I have been pleasantly surprised.
This bow works as beautifully as it looks!
I love my new Fiddlerman pro series bow, everyone have to get one, well balance amazing sound. Amazing bow. Love love love my bow.
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