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Re: Dude! What are you doing to that cat?
1/12/2001 7:23 PM
Richard Templeton (136) wrote:
Bowing my Les Paul the problem hasn't realy been access to the strings but geting the note to sound. There is a violin shop 100yrds from my house so i'll get some of this rosin stuff to try, the other thing that occured to me was that the bow may need to be restrung, i got it second hand and it does seem to be easier to get a good, clean, constant note from certain places along the length of the bowstring than others, i wondered if it had worn too smooth maybe. The best results i've had with it came from playing my 5 string bass clean as a whisle staight into my amp, it gave a chelo like tone that i liked. The only video i've seen of Page playing with a bow he was using a les paul but he was beating the guitar with it more than bowing, you could see more hairs snap with every thump, i think by the time he was done it was more a stick than a bow (if anyone is interested i'll email the quicktime clip to them) I suppose if you didn't mind devoting a guitar to it you could raise the action on the centre strings on a strat type bride to give a violin type curve, but thats a little too much work for me. If anyone wants to try let me know how you get on. Thanks for the comments folks, next a theremin!