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The bow

6/13/2003 4:32 PM
caffeine head The bow
Lotsa violin bow guitar-playing too! I remember trying this once in my youth. Somehow I knew it wouldn't go over, playing cover tunes for drinkers and dancers in rural Minnesota... anybody else use the violin bow on a guitar besides Jimmy Page?
6/13/2003 9:07 PM
I remember Nigel Tuffnel from Spinal Tap using a violin (not bow, but the instrument) during a solo once. It was in that fine documentary they made about the band. I believe he had problems keeping it in tune though.  
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6/13/2003 10:03 PM
Eric H

That's a bass-bow :)  
A manly bow.  
--for you trivia fans.  
6/21/2003 8:48 AM
It's actually a viola or cello bow, a double bass  
bow has a really big frog. (where the hair, meats the tightening mechanism). VDG
6/21/2003 3:25 PM
Eric H

You're correct.  
6/22/2003 7:25 PM
Re: The bow
Eddie Phillips, from Creation. They were a mid-60's British invasion band that, um, never really invaded. Anyway, he used a bow on a couple of recordings, pre-Page. Might've even influenced Page to do so.  
6/22/2003 8:08 PM
Stephen Giles
Did he go on to be in Mighty Baby?
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