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Sound Choice Vegan Bows

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Limited stock of double bass bows available: please call 02920 227761 or email for more information


"The Coruss hair is really great and we love the strong sound it has produced. It's also nice to know, no harm has been done to animals in its making!" 
Sheku (BBC Young Musician Of The Year 2016) and Braimah Kanneh- Mason

Click here to read a review from Nicole Wilson (Principal freelance violinist in London, ex London Symphony Orchestra and English National Opera, and founder of Musical Orbit.)

"My vegan cello bow has arrived safe and sound…thank you for packing it so carefully.  As soon as I picked up my new bow, I could feel that it was an improvement over my old bow….All in all, I am very happy with my purchase. It is a delight to be able to buy a truly vegan bow. Thank you very much for your excellent service, and for my super cello bow."
Julia Dealhoy

"The bows are great! I've been playing with them for a couple of days now, and they're a joy to use. The hair is so much nicer than other synthetic versions I've tried, and I love the weight and the feel of the bows themselves. Thank you so much for creating them!"
Stacey Morin, Cambridge, USA

"Thank you so much for my new ‘vegan bow’! It has a lovely weighting and the hair has a good grip on the strings with no squeaking at all, as is sometimes the complaint with synthetic hair. It’s definitely comparable in tone production quality to my current wood/horsehair bow, such that I’ll definitely get my bows rehaired in future with animal-friendly Coruss at Cardiff Violins. Thank you too for providing an efficient and friendly service. I’ve told all my fiddle-playing vegan friends about you :-)"
Heather Fenoughty, Sheffield

"The bow arrived - FOUR MINUTES LATE!!!!!!. A beautiful bow with no distracting decoration. Intelligently rosined, this plays well. As expected, I prefer Coruss to traditional horsehair but will retain Pernambuco and horsehair for my gut-strung instruments."
Thomas Richmond

"I just wanted to send my thanks one last time. The bow arrived today, and I couldn't love it more! It looks and plays beautifully!"
Brendon Heaton, Australia

I just wanted to give you an update on my new bow! I've been playing with it for about a week. It's great! I'm really getting used to it now. At first, it felt very different indeed and I wasn't sure if I'd get used to it but then after putting enough rosin on and playing for a few days I really like it! I also got a professional cellist to test it out for me and he gave it a big thumbs up and said it was well worth the money! So I'm delighted that I now have a great cruelty free bow!! 
Judith Ring, Dublin

I am following up to let you know how happy I am with my new bow. I absolutely love it!!! I had my teacher try it and he loves the feel and action. He played a number of different styles and he said he is very impressed with Coruss. He went on to say that he was skeptical when I told him about it but when he played it he said the sound is very good and comparable to horse hair. He played some very complex pieces and it sounded incredible.
George Fite, Illinois, USA

I stumbled across Coruss hair whilst investigating creative ways to refurbish some of the bows I hadn't been using. I use D'Addario Helicore Octave Strings on one of my instruments, strings that require a slightly different approach to playing as they're thicker with medium tension. The combination viola bow + Coruss hair + Andrea cello rosin turned out to be the ideal solution. Coruss hair enables loud and strident playing. The attack is quicker and the tone much richer. On the lower strings Coruss cuts out unwanted overtones. Overall I was surprised by the dynamism of Coruss hair and most delighted by the colour range. Recording in Penzance I was able to ship my bows using poster tubes. Communication with Cécile was a delight! If I lived near Cardiff I'd be a regular.
Olivia Willson-Piper (Noctorum, MOAT, Atlantæum Flood)

Thanks to Magdalena Cieslak & Forbesfield  MMXII Floral design for the photos