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Presto® Impulse Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

Sale price$600.00
SKU: PI900
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High Performance Bows for High Performance Players

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
Learn more about Andrés Cárdenes PRESTO® Impulse endorsement

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
lightweight carbon fiber bow

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

it's alright for the price

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

nice bow

overall it's a nice bow, lightweight, took off a star because some hairs fell off on the first day

Phil Braho
Better than previously thought?

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..

Great value carbon fiber bow

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.

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