Hey all. Yesterday, while playing the 4th movement of Beethoven's Quartet Op. 59, I broke my bow. Cleanly. In half. It's been used for 6 years, so it's had a good run, I suppose.
So now, I need to buy a new bow. I'm a student and I have very little money to spare. I'd like to stay around the $150 price point. I know this does not leave me with a lot of options, but what can I do. After looking around.
Shar has a Pernambuco bow for around $100 : http://www.sharmusic.com/itemdy00.asp?t1=vb5544
And I've also considered carbon fiber bows. Now, my teacher dislikes them because she's met people who literally cannot go back to a wood bow after using carbon fiber, but it seems that a lot of people believe that the carbon fiber bows offer a lot of performance for the money,
Shar has this: http://www.sharmusic.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=CPV126X44
Are either of these good choices? What other suggestions would you give?