Mudcat Café message #1686264 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89392   Message #1686264
Posted By: GUEST,Donald
06-Mar-06 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Difference in fiddle bows?
Subject: RE: Difference in fiddle bows?

How the devil are you - nice to see you in Fartlington recently.

A decent bow is expensive because it's just so hard to get the balance spot-on. A cheap bow feels heavy and tiring to play, and is not as responsive in the hand. You just can't play the trickier phrases as cleanly with an el cheapo bow.

"I have asked a few fiddle player and the only answer they have come up with is that a fiddle player just knows."

Alas this is true! Here's a link that may lift the veil of secrecy a little!