Carbon bow

Joule by CodaBow

The carbon fiber bow Joule by CodaBow has been specially designed for electric violinists. It has been developed for an increased and balanced reactivity on each string, particularly on the lowest strings that electric violins with more than 4 strings can have.

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Carbon bow for electric violins
Jonathan H. Warren and his Joule bow by CodaBow

Power and balance

The Joule was originally developed for low registers and electric instruments. It is intended for experienced to professional violinists. The R&D that has been carried out on the Joule allows for an identical sound power on every string while respecting the sound color and the many nuances. It provides power in the lower registers, while still allowing for sharpness and a wide range of nuances in the upper registers.

The Joule is specially designed for electric violins and is also suitable for classical violins. It is also ideal for octaver strings.

The Joule carbon bow is used by many violinists like Jonathan H. Warren.

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Effortless playing

Particular attention has been paid to the distribution of the weight of the carbon fiber stick. The weight is therefore more significant in certain areas so as to provide better grip and responsiveness on the strings. It is also very flexible.

The thinking behind the Joule is aimed at an effortless playing experience allowing all the strings to vibrate regardless of their caliber, whether it involves full strokes or percussive chops.

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Joule carbon bow by Codabow for electric violinists

Specifications

Archet Joule by CodaBow
Material Carbon fiber
Level Advanced to Professional
Hair Golden medal horse hair
Frog design “Turbo”
Tip plate Fiber-reinforced composite
Grip Moroccan leather
Stick balance Centered
Weight Medium
Action Moderate
Bow rigidity Stiff
Available for 4/4 Violin (also available in viola or cello size, contact us to know more)
Warranty 10 years through the manufacturer

FAQ

Why use a carbon fiber bow?

One of the main advantages of carbon fiber bows is that they can be designed and then manufactured following the engineers’ instructions to the smallest detail. These bows are truly designed to meet very specific needs. The carbon fiber structure ensures stability over time as opposed to wood, which is a constantly evolving material. In the same manner, the engineering applied to carbon fiber bows is not particularly applicable to wooden bows.

How to choose a CodaBow?

CodaBow bows are created depending on the level of the violinists. Their needs have been carefully studied in order to meet the needs of each stage in the learning progression of an instrument, as well as the playing style of the instrumentalist. Accordingly, 4 differentiation points are emphasized for each bow:

  • Balance – The center of inertia that the player experiences while playing with the bow
  • Weight – The weight felt by the player
  • Feel – The sensation the instrumentalist feels when using the bow
  • Rigidity – The force required for the stroke of the bow

A bow must assist the instrumentalist during his musical training and later during his performances. It must be stable, flexible, and strong and at the same time adapt to the needs of the musician at any given time. CodaBow has concentrated its efforts on the technical aspects of bow playing and bow movements thus providing several ranges for beginners, intermediate and professional violinists. Each bow stick is designed specifically to accommodate to the progress of the instrumentalist so that he can further develop and improve his technique. Therefore, the weight distribution, balance and rigidity of the stick, as well as the feel of the strings differ from one bow to another.

Read our article about the choosing of a CodaBow bow.

Why is the bow important for the clarity of your sound?

A bow must have an ideal balance positioned towards the tip in order to properly rub the strings of the instrument. This balance is key to the clarity of sound and the nuances you will be able to produce.

How do I clean my bow?

CodaBow suggests that you clean the stick and the frog of your bow with a microfiber cloth to remove all rosin residue and any sweat stains caused by your hands and fingers.

How do I take care of my bow?

Just like your instrument, the best place for a bow when it is not being used is its case. Store it carefully in your violin case.

When should I rehair my bow?

CodaBow recommends rehairing your bow every 6 to 12 months. The wear and tear of your bow’s hair depends on a variety of factors such as playing and storage conditions. For more information, please read our article on the subject.

Who can rehair a CodaBow bow?

Although CodaBow bows use cutting edge materials, they are made much like traditional bows. The same general care and maintenance of a wooden bow applies to CodaBow bows as well. Your archetier or luthier should not have any trouble rehairing your CodaBow bow.

Price

768.00 640.00 exc. tax

In stock (can be backordered)

We recommend the Joule bow for all electric violinists. It is perfect to get a powerful and equilibrated sound on all strings, especially on the lower strings C, F and B flat available on 5, 6 and 7 string electric violins.