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Bass Bow on Electric Bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by spliffnriff, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Hi fellow bass players.
    Has anyone ever tried using a bow on their electric bass? Yes images of Jimmy Paige (sp?) are running through my head, but I thought it could have an interesting vibe.

    A :smug:
  2. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    There was a thread not too long ago about this.

    It's gonna be difficult bowing an electric bass because of the lack of curvature in the fingerboard.
  3. Grygore


    Oct 25, 2002
    Grand Prairie, TX

    Ya, exactly... I tried that years back. Could only use the bow on the E and G string, and out of those two, I was only able to produce anything remotely musical on the G.

    Mostly my strings just shredded the bow! :p
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The rosin will ruin the strings.