Does anyone know where I can buy a smooth steel rod bow - similar to a screw driver to use
as a bow for an electric guitar.
Trying to get the glissando guitar sound like
the Steve Hillage sound on the Rainbow Dome album. (The guitar sounds more like a synth
when played like this with delay, phaser/flanger & reverb)
effect I'm trying to achieve is a totally different sound to what you get using an e-bow
or slide. (It might be possible to achieve similar results using both an e-bow and slide
but this is not the method used by Steve Hillage or Daevid Allen.
The sound I
want is achieved by gently bowing the strings at the point of where you fret making a
constant drone which you use the bow as a slide. Have had limited success using a
screwdriver - however ideally need something flat not round and smoother. Seeing the
recent Steve Hillage DVD they all appear to be using proper bow rods not screwdrivers from
a tool box!
Considering how fantastic this sound is I am suprised I cannot find
anything out-there to buy? Am I searching for the wrong item ?