When bowing cymbals, wires, plates, etc. to create sounds. How much does the quality of the bow matter? I was looking on ebay for a bow and the price range is insane. Can I cheap out? What's the point of diminishing returns? Is there a benefit to certain types of wood? What other qualities should I be looking for?
Secondly, what's your bow technique? I'm not a stringed instrument player so I've barely held one, let alone know how to use it properly. I'm hoping that will work to my advantage, but a starting place would probably be beneficial.
@Tim Prebble, @NoiseJockey, @Chuck Russom knowing the results you guys have achieved here, I'm hoping for an answer from any of you, but if anybody else has a notion or a youtube/vimeo instructional video that would be great.