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Sorta like which comes first?

Posted by Moonpie50 on Monday, January 2, 2012

Before I make any huge investments, which will probably be! Which would come first buying a better bow or a better fiddle? I love my fiddle it is an old hopf. Not in bad shape and didn't pay alot for it. It seems easy to play and don't cramp my hand. I guess these are all pluses for keeping it.

But I was wondering...if most fiddlers go through this or was it just me. Does most fiddlers forever chase a particular sound in a fiddle, or does the sound come from having a better bow? I have several bows, and I know that they are not top of the line bows. But I like the feel of the bow and was wondering whether I should up grade to a more expensive bow or have the one I have rehaired? I will never be at the level to play professionally and just really don't want to get caught up in dumping tons of money into something but want to just get to the point of playing in weekly jams with my friends.

I would like to take a break from playing the bass all the time at jam sessions. Any advice would be good to hear.

2 comments on “Sorta like which comes first?”

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @2:43:47 AM

They say that you shouldn't upgrade your bow until you feel like it's holding you back.....and then wait a little longer. It doesn't cost anything to go to shops and evaluate. When it hits you ( the one, fiddle or bow) that you just gotta have, you'll know it.

Bluesman Says:
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @10:35:49 AM

"I love my fiddle", "I like the feel of the bow"...... as mud suggest, wait till tomorrow and get down and start swinging some bows around the shops

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