Bowed Electric Guitar (with release)

A bowed Fender Stratocaster guitar in three different presets....

The story

So this is one of a number of experiments that I’ve been making with my Fender Stratocaster guitar, loaned to me by my brother. I began using a bow on my guitar when I was working on my first feature length film and enjoyed the vast array of sounds that I could create.

I am not lucky enough to have access to live string players so I feel that this is a way that I can augment samples effectively to add more mojo, duende or soul to my pieces. Similarly inspired by a lot of the Labs instruments that I constantly find myself using, this particular patch is good when distortion, reverb & delay are added.

I recorded three round robins to give the instrument more unpredictability as I found I would often produce harmonics and harsh scrapes when using the bow.

Hopefully it’s as useful to you as it has been to me. More on the way!


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Really great cello like sounds!

    Wow! This is a really fun sample pack! Sometimes, you want to use solo cello, but you're just left wishing for something that doesn't sound quite like a cello. This is the ticket. It's dark, kind of brooding, a bit rough around the edges, but all in a good way. The addition of the round robins add a ton of realism and randomness that really makes this library special and playable. Everything about this is just right. It's not a sound you're going to use on every project, but it's a sound that's going to really shine when you do need it. Fabulous!

    Sam Ecoff21 October 2021