Picked this up today from Long & McQuade for $750 CDN. First impressions after a couple of hours playing - this is a very good little item. Quite a dark sound on my bass and very loud. Comfortable weight and well balanced all the way to the tip. Spiccato's dead easy. That's on Spirocore Orch with Carlssen FWIW. I was playing an unbranded brazilwood stick until it met an untimely demise a couple of months ago - the Coda's just better all around. The only really good bow I've played for any length of time was a Reid Hudson loaner from my school a few years ago. The Hudson had a dark, massive sound and great response. Can't say for sure if the Coda's "that good" but it's got the 'thickness' and the volume alright. This is the Revelation model, french stick. It's the 'standard' Coda bass bow, not the David Gage 'Metropolitan' model. Since I play a lot of contemporary and free-improv gigs I was looking for something indestructible, and I figure even a modern pedigree bow (like a new Hudson, say) might be wasted on me without something like the Coda for backup. So far looks like a decent stick and it's great value for the money. I'll keep y'all posted.