You've worked long and hard to develop your skills and you have a repertoire of advanced techniques. You know what you want to express in your playing. Now, here is the perfect partner that feels your every impulse and responds in-kind. After three years of painstaking development and countless professional trials and tests, the new PRESTO® Impulse is born. Meticulous attention to every detail assures that the PRESTO® Impulse stands ready to accurately reproduce your every nuance, and nothing more. PRESTO® bows are only made with aerospace-grade fibers and resins. The engineering process guarantees longevity by eliminating "creep," a flaw in carbon-fiber manufacture that can warp a bow or diminish camber over time. All bows are thoroughly inspected, meaning only bows with the best craftsmanship are sent to our customers. Splendid tracking ability, superb control and a warm tone allow you to keep your mind, and your heart, on your performance.
When we set out to develop this new bow, we started with a list of "must-haves":
- The bow must feel alive and resilient, just like a fine-quality wood bow
- Weight and balance must be exactly like a traditional bow so that tedious re-learning of bowing techniques would not be necessary
- Each bow must conform to strict manufacturing standards, for consistency; yet, within defined parameters, the blending of carbon resins must be such that a variety of sticks would be made available for audition. In this way, a skilled violinist is able to discover the perfect PRESTO® Impulse bow
- Each bow must be fitted and finished by hand, to assure proper operation and hand-feel
"The Presto Impulse bow is remarkable. I was amazed at the response, clarity and tone it produces. This is a serious endorsement from me, as I have always shunned carbon fiber bows due to their lack of an "organic" feel. This bow feels and responds like a first rate bow in many ways. It doesn't produce a buttery tone like a great Pecatte or Simon, but it's the next best thing. Congratulations to Shar on a wonderful achievement."
- Andrés Cárdenes
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.
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If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
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lightweight bow, good for bouncing strokes. however, it isn't the best bow if you're doing very advanced pieces that require a very deep and powerful sound
bow lasted for a year but the leather winding started peeling off, difficult to do advanced techniques using this bow because it's so light
overall it's a nice bow, lightweight, took off a star because some hairs fell off on the first day
I am trying this one again and I previously gave it only one star but since then I have upgraded my violin. On my current violin it does seem to give me a very clear and smooth tone and it is very well balanced I feel like I have better control with it and it responds very well to dynamics. The only thing I probably don't like, it is a bit on the light side..
I was looking for a carbon fiber bow for the durability, and was impressed with the Presto Impulse. It is very playable and easy to adjust to, comparable to wood bows that exceed $1,000. I found all the bowing techniques I needed to be doable with this bow. You can still notice a difference in tone compared to a pernambuco bow, but I don't mean it in a bad way. Overall, if looking to get a carbon fiber bow for whatever reason and are playing advanced repertoire, I think this bow offers great value.