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John Chew

Just ordered a Coda Classic Bow

June 3, 2006 at 6:18 PM

I'm playing a studio class today (my first one!). I also placed an order today for a carbon fiber bow, the Coda Classic. I know many purists turn their noses up at carbon fiber bows, but I think for the price $697, the classic is suppose to play like pernambuco bows worth much more. It should be interesting. I'm really looking forward to it.

Those of us living in NYC, are you tired of the rain yet?

From Charlie Caldwell
Posted on June 3, 2006 at 6:26 PM
Oh, come on. I can buy brazil wood bows for $250 or $300 that are decent. The only problem is that they are not made to last. ;)

Have fun with your new bow.

From bill _
Posted on June 3, 2006 at 7:50 PM
I say all or go get an all carbon fiber fiddle to go with your technowonder bow.
From Sean Gillia
Posted on June 3, 2006 at 8:50 PM
Not much you can do about the upturned noses, John. I remember when my daughter's first orchestra conductor (an amazing violinist, finest school, etc. etc.) first saw my daughter's coda conservatory (she's now got a coda classic waiting to go with her full-size violin, when/if it ever arrives; yes, she'll have a wood bow, too, but that purchase is likely to take some considerable time and shopping). Anyway, he stared at it for a long time. He asked to play it. He played with it a long time, stared at it some more. The next week he had apparently done some research. He came back and asked for the bow again when demonstrating something. At the end of class, he delivered a lecture on the design and construction of carbon fiber bows. He continued to ask for the bow that way all year.

So... some people love the things for the price, some don't, some don't know anything about them and don't want to know, and some don't know anything but then are won over when they accidentally come across one...'ll now get to make up your own mind on the matter, which is what's most important, after all. The classic's I've seen are strong sticks and responsive. I hope you enjoy your new bow. Let me know what you think.

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on June 3, 2006 at 11:38 PM
I love the rain. In fact, I felt today was great! Foggy, rainy= heaven.
From bill _
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 3:06 AM
I knew we had some good rain on the way when on Wednesday morning we had really strong tropospheric ducting, bringing WFUV in full queting east of the Connecticut River, along with DX overriding Fine Arts Radio on 94.5.

So rain isn't all bad nor all good, if you listen to the radio anyway.

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