I just received a CodaBow Joule carbon fiber bow from Fiddlershop.com. I got it on an "in-home trial" basis and after playing it for a half-hour I knew I would be buying it. CodaBow claims that the Joule is designed for extend-range instruments and electric instruments. It pairs very well with my Glasser Carbon-Composite Acoustic-Electric 5-string. The balance is excellent, the tone on my violin is excellent. The frog is designed differently than more traditional bows -- most violin bow frogs have a square corner at the bottom but the frog on the Joule is rounded on that bottom corner and is shorter than traditional frogs by about 1/4".
This Joule bow replaces the JonPaul Matrix bow which I ordered when I bought the Glasser violin -- the difference between these two bows is enormous, but then so is the price. The Joule costs over $400 more than the Matrix, but the improvement in playability, balance and tone is worth the difference.
This is the best bow I've ever played except for my wife's hand-made pernambucco bow.
Congrats on the new bow! I remember getting my first good quality bow and how it changed the game. It motivated me to play more because everything sounded better. Playing more resulted in actually getting better.
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