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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Using a bow on guitar Reply with quote

I've been a bit uninspired recently, so I tuned my Jag to GGDFA (low E down 9 semitones; A, G, and B tuned down 2 semitones, no first string) and decided to experiment a bit and found my sister's old violin and bow, so I decided to have a go at some bowing a la Sigur Ros. I got some pretty rad sounds, a bit screechy, but I'm still trying to get the hang of it.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy bowing very much!
I've had much better luck with a bass bow, though. I want to customize a guitar some day so I can still fret nicely while I bow.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool tones
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm constantly experimenting to keep myself interested.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've tried it a couple of times. using the rosin on the bow helps it work better, tends to be less screechy. sounds good.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore make that popular ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Didn't Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore make that popular ?


Lee Ranaldo certainly uses a bow, but I'm pretty sure Jimmy Page got there first.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jimmy Page got there first.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Sigur Ros does too, etc blah blah blah, I know. It's still fun to try out when you're stuck and have no idea what to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
And Sigur Ros does too, etc blah blah blah, I know. It's still fun to try out when you're stuck and have no idea what to do.

I quite like the Ebow i have, since I don't have a violin/viola bow lying about. Put some delay and reverb behind it and its massive.
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