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I am currently playing on an Arcus S8 and am wanting to take the plunge into a good wooden bow, but have had no such luck finding one traveling around, maybe I’m too picky. I had the chance to try bows by Fetique and Bazin years ago, though was not in the situation to purchase at the time, and remember how effortless they seemed in nearly every technique I tried with them. Since then, I have tried nearly a hundred bows but none of them remind me of those two that gave me such pleasure (possibly I’m a snob for all things French in the making). Maybe I should just stick to my Arcus but here are two that I am eyeing that remind me, at least by sight, of my previous experience with the makers. https://m.ebay.com/itm/-Vtor-F-tique-a-Paris-fine-violin-bow-Victor-F-tique-ca-1920-/183069126176?_mwBanner=1 https://m.ebay.com/itm/A-fine-old-French-certified-violin-bow-C-N-Bazin-1880-Tourte-model-SUPERB-/251799495720 I have had success going on my gut feeling, and these two give me that warm tingly feeling. Maybe that’s just nostalgia or possibly the large burrito I ate earlier. I suppose my specific question is should I trust my gut and chase the nostalgia, or just be the sad, broken violinist that can’t seem to find a bow that gives me the warm fuzzies emotionally hoping that I stumble upon one in a shop?