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'Joule' by Coda Bow. Kevlar acoustic core and diamond weave graphite combine to produce a stick with excellent power whilst retaining sensitivity and flexibility.
The JOULE evokes a performance unattainable with rational materials. Originally developed exclusively for extended range and electric instruments. This breakthrough design is capable of commanding power from the lower range while still finessing color and nuance from the upper range. Compelling on both extended range and traditional instruments, the JOULE possesses an empowering energy that must be experienced to truly appreciate.
Unless stated otherwise all our bows are supplied with a starter coat of premium quality William Salchow rosin. Good, fresh rosin is essential to obtain the best performance from any bow.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful
Pros: I play both electric and acoustic violins and use the coda joule for both. I also play with thcoda luma on the acoustic for a different dynamic, depending what tupe of music I'm playing. Both bows are fantastic! The joule is slightly heavier and will get more response from a five string, but is equally at home on a four string fiddle. It is extreamely well made, sturdy but elegant with its tapered shaped frog. All the moving parts glide effortlessly and it feels rich and smooth in the hand when playing. I love this bow and although it is" each to their own", as they say, I believe it is well worth testing these for yourself if you are wanting a high quality bow. You pay a good deal more for a great deal less.
Cons: I havn't found anything that I don't like about this bow.
Highly recommended for 5-string fiddlers!
Pros: This is a fantastic bow – ridiculously powerful... I play a 5-string and I just tried this bow because it mentioned it played well on extended range instruments – was not disappointed!
Other: (Also, loved the starter coat of rosin they put on – quite dusty but very good grip!)
A remarkable bow!
Pros: my main violin takes a heavy bow to get the strings moving - I have even resorted to a viola bow at times. The Joule gets those strings moving and gives a clean sound, yet somehow still manages to sound good on a 19thC gut strung violin (which emphatically does not approve of heavy bows), and my 5 string Tim Phillips violin into the bargain. In fact, I now want one for all my violins!
Cons: The power comes at the expense of a little warmth perhaps (compared to my decent wooden bow or Codabow GX), but by and large, I'm happy with the trade-off.