I apologize in advance for the appearance of a 'join-the-forum-to-get-advice' post. I don't intend to pick brains and then leave, but I'm not a very social media-immersed dude. However, I do intend to stick around; I appreciate the expertise here.
My question: The CodaBow Joule. I like them so much, it seems this bow was apparently designed for me. I can't imagine going back to even the highest-end pernambuco. I recently bought 2 of them by accident. So, does it make sense to keep them both? I am kind of a hoarder, in that when I find something that works, I buy several in fear that the item will eventually be unavailable.
However, hair does deteriorate. And, the $$$ could be put towards saving for an additional fiddle. Send one back and let someone else enjoy it? Or, tag team them and play each one a period at a time, preserving the hair and grip longer? Thanks.
I’m pretty curious to hear how you bought 2 bows “by accident...”
Sure, keep it. A back-up bow can come in handy in an emergency. That is unless you really want your 2 bows to have different strengths for specific purposes. It doesn’t sound like that’s what you’re looking for in this case, though.
If it were me I would sell one and buy a second/backup bow. I have two Coda's and both have different qualities that I like a lot.
I have a lot of miles on my Coda Diamond SX (possibly seven years worth of playing?) and have never had it rehaired...I plan on getting that done hopefully at Clifftop this year, but the bow honestly still sounds great even with thousands of hours of playing.
My advice: Sell one...try all the other Coda's in your price range. I would even try other maker's...I'm saying Coda's in particular since you like the Joule so much.
Well .... as time passes your technique will gain nuance and your taste in tone will likely broaden if not change. This may or may not change your taste in bows. Two bows are needed as you will need a backup bow when you wear the hair out on your favorite and send or drop it off for a rehair. Soooo yes , no , maybe ..... It seems unnecessary to me to have two machine crafted carbon fiber bows of the same model. Having one is a must for those times when humidity or close quarters playing will damage or effect a permanbuco bow. But two? If it were me, which it's not duh, I would send one back or sell it and park the money in a "music" account. Play as many different bows and fiddles as you can. Eventually you will find a place to spend it. In the meantime pick up a less expensive carbon fiber or brazilwood bow for a backup. R/
I didn't necessarily want to bump this post up, but wanted to thank those that responded. 2 of the same bows. I have several backup's, nice woods, but the conundrum was whether to keep a redundant of my current favorite in storage for future use (for when the original is not so shiny), which I was afraid would deteriorate on me while in storage.
I elected to send one back for credit, due to the view that my tastes may change, at which time I may want to try something else.
Thanks also to y'all that have been around and keep this forum 'brogueing' along.
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