From Jeffrey Schmitt
Posted April 22, 2007 at 10:42 PM
My daughter plays a CodaBow Classic on a 1919 Maucotel & Deschamp violin. I'm wondering about getting her one of these Diamond series before she goes to college.
reading Coda's description, quote: "Kevlar acoustic core with graphite diamond weave finish" it sounds to me like they copied, or borrowed from, the design of the Glasser braided CF bow. At a minimum, they did something similar. The Glasser is a composite core, with a weaved CF wrap.
My only point is that the Glasser is significantly less money, so you might want to check out both. As I have written before, I tried the Glasser and was really, REALLY impressed with the round-stick version. I am on the fence about buying one, only because I like a very warm, full sound, and the Glasser sounds more like thin, stiff Pernambuco.
I am now interested in the Coda as well. I'm dying to see if it's in any way superior to the Glasser.
One thing I find puzzling- Why don't these companies purposely make two or three variations on each model, with different toanl characteristics. You know, The GX fat, GX medium, and GX thin? Then you could pick the one that bests suits your violin, or perhaps pick one for certain music, and another for different musical styles. Very strange to me that they are going with a "one size fits all" strategy.
I tried the Classic a while back and found it to be very good in terms of handling. But the sound is a little thin on my violin. Maybe I'll give the Glasser braided CF bow a try, only if I can find a dealer around here that carries one. :)
I don't think this is any different.
What I want to know is how do the Glasser and Coda solid cores compare side by side, preferably in a blind test?
Does anyone have time and access to make the test? Thanks!
In an earlier life as a "rocket scientist' I spent a good bit of time around (the then new) "graphite/epoxy rocket-motor cases which hat the same leave pattern.
Making Graphite into DIAMONDSTM
CodaBow International of Winona, Minnesota, creators of the CodaBow Family of Graphite-Fiber Performance Bows, announces its DIAMOND Collection for professionals.
Master makers and leading scientists collaborated to create this collection of bows that elegantly blend history’s time-honored principles with today’s most innovative bow making technology. A stunning tribute to history’s great bows, the DIAMOND Collection uses industry-first technology to offer natural performance once reserved only for fine pernambuco bows.
The DIAMOND Collection’s trademark Graphite Diamond Weave architecture extends precisely from button to tip plate. This eye-catching technology tailors shaft characteristics in two axes giving the bow strength for power and flexibility for nuance. (The Classic is lower strength and lower flexibility)
The DIAMOND Collection also debuts CodaBow’s revolutionary Kevlar Acoustic Core. This innovative introduction of Kevlar into the shaft’s core gives the DIAMOND the natural sensitivity and organic tone characteristic of fine pernambuco bows. (The Classic has more focused sound and more filtered tone.)
The DIAMOND’s European styling and fittings are timeless and elegant celebrations of bow making’s revered traditions.
As enduring as it is elegant, the DIAMOND Collection is backed by CodaBow’s lifetime guarantee.
“The DIAMOND Collection is a true testament to the performance attainable when master makers and leading technologists share a dream,” said Jeff Van Fossen, president of CodaBow International, “These are the designs that professional teachers and players hoped we would someday create.”
Available for violin starting at $575.
So now we are going to have enucleated orchestral players complaining during rehearsals?
2)Master makers and leading scientists collaborated to create this
Bigot and Hawkins for a bow that plays only relatively well but simultaneously changes direction with the double basses. That is a quantum leap!
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