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Violin Bow

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#1 fourth wise man

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Posted November 23 2016 - 01:03 AM

I've done some surfing online for info on using a violin bow on my electric guitar, like Jimmy Page used to. There is some interesting information on this.

 

Has anyone else tried this? How did it go?



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Posted November 23 2016 - 01:09 AM

Another question...are there "unwound" strings that can be used on the lower three strings- E, A, and D. I remember when I could get D strings that were unwound, but couldn't find them recently. I'm thinking possibly banjo strings (?) The guitar I'll be using this on is a small 3/4 scale, should make it easier. Smaller, less weight. And using a Trem pedal instead of a whammy.



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Posted November 23 2016 - 03:54 AM

Joey Santiago from Pixies uses a violin onstage.I seen him in a DVD doing it and it sounds like fun.Never tried it myself - never had a bow.As for your second question I don't know,it's not something I've ever gone in to.
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#4 barefootconservative

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Posted February 04 2017 - 08:12 PM

Maybe not a violin bow. Guitar strings are too thick for them to handle. Try something heavier, like a cello or bass bow.




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