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Posted: 23 May 07, 04:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, hello dear Zoners.

I was just fooling around on my good old bass guitar, and then the idea of playing bowed bass came to me. I know this has been done before by various artists.

So, does anyone here have any experience with bowed bass? It would be delightful if you'd be so kind to share anything with me. I tried playing with rulers, shoehorns, frisbees, basically anything I could find, but then I realized it might actually fuck up my beloved strings. Then there's always the option of getting a proper bow.

So... bowed bass, anyone?






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Posted: 23 May 07, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well...if Deaky is really on here he might be able to help you, but I play slap bass soo... can't help you there


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Posted: 23 May 07, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have an 8string, and i hit an australian coin acainst the fretboard to give it a slap sound....it sounds cool and orchestrated.

its totally irrelevant to what you were asking but i thought i should share.


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Posted: 23 May 07, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You will need proper strings for bowing; they might be a bit hard to come by for a bass-guitar.


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Posted: 23 May 07, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The nearest thing you could do on a bass would be to use this:

http://www.ebow.com/

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Posted: 23 May 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Double post, fucked up.


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Posted: 23 May 07, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Fucked up where?


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Posted: 24 May 07, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And if you want to bow a bass you have to change the guitar a bit. Since you would need an arched Nut, bridge and neck, otherwise you won't be able to bow the inner strings


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Posted: 25 May 07, 22:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.DeaconJohn. wrote:

The nearest thing you could do on a bass would be to use this:

http://www.ebow.com/

I remember when I saw The Edge from U2 using that on the Sydney/Zoo TV DVD I was so confused, because I had no idea what that thing was.
But since I read a huge magazine article about EBows, I've been daydreaming about them.


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Posted: 26 May 07, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're little more than a gimmick though; they give you very little influence over your sound. So either someone improves the design dramatically, or they die out.


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