I have been using my current primary bow, bought for $300 for the past year. It's been rehaired once, and its tip is chipped and cracked due to my mishandling.
Another thing about this bow is that the frog "jerks" sometimes, and the angle I am bowing suddenly changes when I am performing rapid detache or aggressive Staccato. I think the worst is when I am performing a full note downbow followed by fast detache up bow, it is under control but the bow really wants to wobble and bounce off to the side and my right hand feels "twisted" to keep the bow at proper angle.
This bow has been my best bow so far, best projection, handling and etc.
I am quite contempt with this bow, but I can feel what it cannot do very well, and while playing with Yitamusic bow, I learned that some softer and or heavier bows project better on violins. However, whenever I was asked to perform for friends, I would go back to my $300 bow. It is overall the best general bow I have.
Basically, I am seeking a bow that is overall better than my current bow. Should this mean that I look for an upgrade, or another bow in the similar/same price range?
My budget will range up to $900(yes my colleagues and my parents will think that I'm crazy that I am spending nearly a thousand dollar on a stick).
I will never be a professional player, and playing violin is my recreation, and hobby.
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