3/4 bow for adult

December 8, 2005 at 07:35 AM · I have just recently started using my son's 3/4 bow - I made the switch after getting frustrated at how little control I could maintain in the 'bumps' - just after the 1/2 way mark on my full size bow. Even though the bow is very much beginner quality of some sus brazilwood I suppose, I can actually feel the vibration of the strings really well, and I don't seem to have the difficulties with maintaining a reasonable bow contact or doing whole bow detache.

My question about this is two fold - will I damage my future capacity to play by using a 3/4 bow, and have others found that a cheapish carbon bow has less sensitivity than a definitely cheap timber bow?

I am a little over 150cm/5 ft, my arms are average length, I wonder if I should be playing a 7/8 anyway.

My carbon bow is an arco 'nouveau', the 3/4 bow came in my son's Stentor II package.

Thanks for your thoughts.

BTW, I passed my AMEB 3rd Grade using the little bow, the examiner didn't question it.

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