I have had my violin for 10 years and am in love with it. However, my bow had been through quite a bit, and as a result I am thinking about upgrading it. I currently have a coda colours bow ($350) and am thinking about spending $700 on a new bow.
I have tried the JonPaul Avanti bow, the Coda Diamond GX, and a pernambuco bow in that price range. However, they didn't perform as great as I had hoped - in other words, they seem to be only slightly better than my coda colours bow. The Coda Diamond GX and JonPaul seemed to have smoother bow changes and aren't as loud as my colours bow, but that's about it.
Am I ridiculous to be expecting so much from a bow, and if I do expect that much do I need to look at higher quality bows? It seems a little bit crazy for me to spend $1000-2000 on a bow, especially since my violin is priced at $1200. However, my violin does sound much more expensive than what it is physically worth (I have tried $5000 and $10,000 violins but I didn't like them as much as mine).
Thanks for your help,
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