CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Violin Bow Review

A good cello bow is an essential addition to a cello. However, finding a good cello bow can be a daunting task if you are buying one for the first time. Like most beginners, I ended up purchasing several bows that were cheaply made. Luckily, my problem was solved when I found the CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Violin Bow.

Things to Consider before Buying a Cello Bow

Most cello bows’ weight ranges from 65 to 90 grams. To enjoy playing your instrument, therefore, you will need a bow with a reasonable weight. This is because a bow too heavy can strain your hand while lighter ones need more effort to produce a consistent sound.

Another critical factor to consider is the material used on the stick. Standard materials are Pernambuco hardwood, carbon fiber, and Brazil wood. All these materials have distinct benefits that make them different from one another. 

The CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Violin Bow

The Diamond NX carbon fiber violin bow is designed from quality materials to provide a reasonable tone-drawing capability that can be compared to that produced by high-end fine wood bows.

In regards to construction, the carbon fiber bow’s weave shaft is made from graphite diamond, and the frog is made from an eco-friendly composite XEBONY. Since this bow is designed following the international standards, it would be an ideal bow if you love playing import and export cellos.

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    It has quality strings
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    The bow is stylishly designed
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    Recommended for those at their step up to a professional level.
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    The bow is not affected by changes in temperature.
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    It is durable
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    The bow might not be ideal for beginner cellists
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    It is expensive
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    It requires re-haring after a period of use.

Features and Benefits

Weight

CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Violin Bow

As I noted earlier, weight is an essential consideration when buying a cello bow. At 3 ounces, the CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Bow is an averagely weighing bow. As such, it does not cause hand strains that result from the regular use of heavy bows.

Playability

The carbon fiber bow's frame and silver medal horse hair collaborate to deliver excellent quality acoustics. I love this feature since it gives you the freedom to produce your favorite tunes without a hassle.

Construction and design

The carbon fiber bow features a stunning graphite-diamond finding, tinted with a brown finish that gives it an elegant yet professional appearance. In addition to the sleek appearance, the bow's carbon fiber material is sturdier than wood. Carbon fiber does not warp even when exposed to direct sunlight and high temperatures.

Warranty

This bow's 10-year manufacturer warranty protects you against all manufacturer defects. In my opinion, this is one, if not the only cello bow, with the most generous manufacturer warranty. However, the warranty is only applicable if you purchase the bow from an authorized dealer.

Value

CodaBow Diamond NX is costlier than most of its competitors. Therefore, if you are on a tight budget, this bow would not be an option for you. However, the bow would be a good fit if you don’t mind spending more on a quality bow.

Rating

Design

5

Performance

5

Construction

5

Value for the Money

4

User Satisfaction

4.5

Alternatives

Some of the cello bows that I recommend as an alternative to CodaBow Diamond NX Carbon Fiber 4/4 Violin Bow are JohnPaul Bravo Carbon fiber cello bow, D Z Strad #805 Pernambuco cello bow, and Presto’s Audition carbon fiber cello bow.

John-Paul Bravo Carbon Fiber Cello Bow

John-Paul Bravo Carbon fiber cello bow

JohnPaul’s bravo carbon fiber cello bow is marketed as an incredibly responsive bow designed for those who wouldn't mind spending some extra dollars to get an excellently designed cello bow. The cello bow is created from a carbon fiber, with an elegant Steinway black finish. Other features that make up this cello bow include a marine style head, a Perisian goldfish eye, fine quality hair, and a sterling-silver ebony frog. The full-size bow costs $851.00.

Comparison with CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber 4/4 bow

  • JohnPaul’s bravo carbon fiber cello bow is pricier than CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber bow
  • Both are elegantly designed
  • Both support the production of a rich tone.

D Z Strad #805 Pernambuco Cello Bow

D Z Strad #805 Pernambuco cello bow

This full size bow is designed from Pernambuco, a sturdy wood with incredible flexibility. Moreover, this wooden bow's 78 grams eliminates unnecessary weight that can strain your hands when playing your cello. Other top features that make up this cello bow include the ebony frog with Perisian eye and a quality Mongolia horse hair. It costs $ 272.00

How it compares with CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber bow

  • D Z Strad #805 Pernambuco cello bow is cheap
  • D Z Strad’s bow is not as sturdy as CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber 4/4 bow.
  • D Z Strad’s wooden bow is lighter than CodaBow’s carbon fiber bow

Presto’s Audition Carbon Fiber Cello Bow

Presto’s Audition carbon fiber cello bow

The audition carbon fiber cello would be an option to consider if you are on a tight budget. This cello bow is designed from a sturdy carbon fiber material and an elegant nickel mounted carbon-fiber finish. It supports agile handling whilst delivering a full tonal power. The full size cello bow costs $169.00.

Comparison with CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber bow

  • It is cheaper than CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber bow
  • Both are constructed from carbon fiber to last long
  • Both are elegantly designed

Final Thoughts

CodaBow diamond NX carbon fiber bow is constructed from a sturdy carbon fiber material that supports quality tone production. Unlike competitor bows, this bow has a 10 year warranty and an elegant finish. You can also use this bow outdoors since the carbon fiber material is not affected by temperature changes.

Stephanie Su
 

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