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Can You Name The Instrument?

  1. Feb 10, 2010 #1
    I've been trying to figure out what instrument this is. I was think maybe electric violin but I don't think that's what it is.

    Unfortunately there is no video on youtube with this song so I have a link to another website.

    http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search/songs/?query=take%20your%20clothes%20off%20when%20you%20dance [Broken]

    It's the second one down (the instrument takes a solo at about the 0:57 mark).

    I was also thinking maybe a weird setting from a synthesizer.
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  3. Feb 10, 2010 #2
    google shows a Don "Sugarcane" Harris playing electric violin on many Zappa recordings, and that's what my ear thinks it is
  4. Feb 11, 2010 #3
    Possibly. I listened to this one and I can hear the resemblance in timbre but it doesn't sound quite right, maybe the electric violin is put through some sort of effect pedal?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="445" height="364"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mlbLN-AwK1s&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&border=1"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mlbLN-AwK1s&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="445" height="364"></embed></object>
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  5. Feb 11, 2010 #4


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    Yes, it's a violin. Electronic in this instance, probably.
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