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Hello all, I've been reading Maestronet for years, but this is my first post. I'm a professional violist. I recently got the opportunity to purchase a gold bow, relatively recent, by Sylvain Bigot, and I found a bow I liked by William Salchow, silver, which is about half the price of the Bigot. I could purchase the Bigot, which I have not yet played (!), though I'm familiar with his bows, and confident it's high quality. If money is not an issue (though of course it always is!) which one is the better investment? I have a gold bow by Thomachot that is my main bow and I love it, but I'm hoping to expand my collection.
I am contemplating a heavy viola bow at 78g. I have a 72 g violin bow that I rather like...but it is noticabley heavy. Would a 78g bow just be too heavy for extended play? Any other drawbacks that I don't know enough about to be aware of? I use whatever bow on whatever instrument as I experiment with sound production... Thanks!