View Full Version : Using a bow with bass guitar?

Apr-15-2006, 20:12

I've played cello for about 6 years and have recently moved to bass guitar. I've started trying to use my cello bow with the guitar. Now, I want to continue playing regularly as well as "bowing" on the bass, but I'm afraid that the rosin from the bow will make the strings sticky and more difficult to play on.

Does this happen? and if so, can I clean the bass strings after? or what?


Naomi McFadyen
Apr-21-2006, 10:25
lol.... I wish I knew the answer to this- I've only ever used a voilin bow on cymbals.... but I guess there's only one way to find out what you're after.... ;)

At a guess..... I s'pose it'll eventually wear the strings off and the length that will take will depend on how hard you push on the strings with your bow!....
I'd experiment if I were you.... strings are easily replaceable ;)

Have fun! :grin: