In case anyone was wondering, I got the carved top Romanian bass I asked about a few weeks ago. I am glad I did. If I were to order one I try to research it to death and end up with paralysis by ananlysis. Now that I have it I would like to get a bow. I know that real horsehair is important. How are those bows that are on e-bay all the time? I see some Glasser fiberglass bows and some Brazilwood bows, all with horshair and aroung the $50 mark. What are your comments?