Based on 2 Reviews
Reviewed On: 02/04/2014
I am a violinist and violist who enjoys playing the cello now and then. I own several high-end bows, including two Coda Bow Classic carbon fiber bows, which are predecessors of the Coda Bow Diamond GX. About six months ago, I broke down and bought a Presto Impulse cello bow. NICE BOW!!! The Presto Impulse cello bow has excellent weight, balance and handling characteristics. Its durability exceeds any pernambuco bow at any price. Over the years, I've used a lot of cello bows that handled like broomsticks! This Presto Impulse cello bow is a real sweetheart! It is definitely comparable to my Coda Bow Classics. I am a big believer in buying the best bow you can afford, especially if you are trying to inspire your favorite teenager.
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Reviewed On: 05/02/2013
I've had a cello Presto Impulse bow from August 2010, just a few months after it's release. From my two years of experience working with this bow, I can say of it's virtues, that is a nice looking bow, well fitted and produces a warm and mellow sound. In this aspect the designers and manufacturers of this bow have made a good job, because these are the aspects of sound that carbon fiber normally bows cannot achieve. From it's faults I must say that the bow lacks for a little grip and weight towards the tip. And this makes it difficult to play with a consistent sound in this area in a confotable way. Due to the lack of weight and balance near the tip of the bow, you have to be making adjustments with your fingers towards the tip in order to get a good grip. This aspect could be improved in the next generation of Presto bows. But again, considering price, nice looking and beautiful silver fittings, specially the screw, I must say it's a fine bow for the price.
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