Carbon Fiber bows

September 5, 2018, 2:41 PM · I'm doing an in-home trial with a Codabow Diamond GX, JonPaul Avanti and JonPaul Carrera. So far, the Codabow feels the best to me.

This is my first time ever trying a CF bow in my 35 years of playing and I like it.

Was curious of others opinions on these bows although I know ultimately it's on me and how I feel playing with them. Any input is appreciated!

Replies (6)

September 5, 2018, 2:46 PM · https://www.violinist.com/discussion/thread.cfm?page=1909
September 5, 2018, 3:24 PM · Thanks!
September 6, 2018, 7:55 AM · The Coda GX is going to "play" most like a real pernambuco bow and tend to be real consistent among them. The JonPauls are nice, but even in each model line, they tend vary a bit more than the Coda's. I really like the JonPaul Corona, a little less then the GX around $600 I think, but has some nice playing qualities to it as well.
September 6, 2018, 9:06 AM · To me, the JP Avanti (and higher-end JP bows) play the most like higher-end pernambuco bows. The Avanti feels like a very "neutral" stick to me, without any particular quirks.
September 7, 2018, 6:10 PM · Thank
You all! I appreciate the input. I’m still leaning towards the Codabow ??
September 7, 2018, 7:09 PM · The Codabow Diamond GX is the most high end CF bow I've tried and it can be almost but not quite as good as a good pernambuco bow in the same price range. (Not quite true: I tried a JonPaul of my teacher's once and thought it was great but it was no longer being made.) Regarding consistency: I think I tried 8 of them in one session and had a clear favorite. The others did all feel the same to me. My take-away is: try a bunch with you favorite wood stick for comparison. The bows are (or at least were) stamped with a serial number so you can keep track of them.


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