I just recently purchased a new violin and found my old bow is not making a clear sound anymore as it used to on my old violin. It also too flexible (very bouncy). I have to keep the hair very tight because the wood touches the hair so easily when I apply pressure. I actually am using my second bow now (a Coda Colours) which makes a much clearer sound. But it is still not satisfactory. I'm going to try some new bows. I need some tips on how to evaluate a bow. Any makers that you like in the under $3,000 range?
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