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k, I want to buy a violin bow to use for Post Rock, but my parents think it will be absurdly expensive ($200),is that true, cause i find it hard to believe.
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#2
A decent bow can be pretty dear - you could always go for a cheap bow, but you'll want to consider whether or not it's worth it, cleaning rosin off your guitar could be a pain.

What about something like an ebow? I think they're ~$90
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Quote by guitar/bass76
A decent bow can be pretty dear - you could always go for a cheap bow, but you'll want to consider whether or not it's worth it, cleaning rosin off your guitar could be a pain.

What about something like an ebow? I think they're ~$90



I want to get an ebow, but the only place I can get them sells them for 150 bucks, I also want to be able to play some chords with it, hence my reasoning behind the bow.
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#4
I've got three bows- you actually want a cheap bow for guitar. Good violin bows are made from Pernambuco wood, which is perfect for the control you need for playing violin but not strong enough for guitar.
Cheap, student bows are made from fiberglass, plastic, or denser wood, which is what you want for guitar. It's much stronger so you can really whack away on chords, and it doesn't bounce like a wood bow does, which makes it easier to control the way you'll be holding it for guitar. A viola bow is fine too.
Here's an idea of what you want:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Glasser-44-Violin-Horsehair-Bow?sku=470052
It's ugly, but it's fiberglass and it's cheap. If you're a cool kid you can get one of these:
http://www.sharmusic.com/itemdy00.asp?t1=c250brn110n
They're backordered right now, but you can get all sorts of colors for the bow and bowhair. I've got one in red with red hair.
Don't forget a cake of rosin, too. Regular cheap violin rosin is fine, just don't get bass rosin or the liquid stuff. Tons of rosin is good, it'll get your guitar dirty but it makes playing it easier. You'll figure out how much is enough after you've used it a while.
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Quote by Roc8995
I've got three bows- you actually want a cheap bow for guitar. Good violin bows are made from Pernambuco wood, which is perfect for the control you need for playing violin but not strong enough for guitar.
Cheap, student bows are made from fiberglass, plastic, or denser wood, which is what you want for guitar. It's much stronger so you can really whack away on chords, and it doesn't bounce like a wood bow does, which makes it easier to control the way you'll be holding it for guitar. A viola bow is fine too.
Here's an idea of what you want:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Glasser-44-Violin-Horsehair-Bow?sku=470052
It's ugly, but it's fiberglass and it's cheap. If you're a cool kid you can get one of these:
http://www.sharmusic.com/itemdy00.asp?t1=c250brn110n
They're backordered right now, but you can get all sorts of colors for the bow and bowhair. I've got one in red with red hair.
Don't forget a cake of rosin, too. Regular cheap violin rosin is fine, just don't get bass rosin or the liquid stuff. Tons of rosin is good, it'll get your guitar dirty but it makes
playing it easier. You'll figure out how much is enough after you've used it a while.



Awesome, thanks man
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