Mine's a student bow, I got it for $425 from Shank's Strings and it rips a huge sound out of my bass.
It gets directly into the string, as well. It doesn't pussyfoot around--when the bow goes to the string, as soon as you start pulling it'll dig in.
It's a big step up from my fiberglass. xD
It's a little heavier than my last bow or my backup bow, but so long as you don't push into the strings and just let the bow do it for you, it's a good investment.
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