Wooden bows vs Carbon Fiber bows.
I watched this video a number of years ago and I'm posting it here for anyone who is curious about the comparisons or if someone is considering buying a new bow, either carbon or wood.
I have a FM carbon fiber bow and also a wooden bow that came with my first fiddle. The FM (Fiddlerman) carbon bow is a great bow for the price, but when i compare the carbon bow sound to the sound I get from my wooden bow, I honestly prefer the 'organic' sound and feel of my wooden bow. I am not dismissing the great sound from the FM carbon bow, it's really good, but their is something different in the sound when I play with the wooden bow. It seems to have 'soul', like a living spirit that resonates magically with the wood of my fiddle,; like the two (violin and bow) are working in tandem projecting the beautiful sound.
Of course, before buying a bow, it is best to check them out in person, and play them on your own violin, as each violin will sound different and react differently.
And remember: One bow does not rule them all.