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Ebolapox
10-05-2006, 04:29 PM
You hear and read a lot of discussion on great guitarists like Jimi, Eddie etc. but not too much discussion on violinists.
Who do you think is the most talented violinist in rock history?
I would have to say Shoji of Branson. He has a very strong violin and almost unhuman range I can't think of anyone in Rock who can hold a bow longer either, however I can only listen to so much of him before I get a headache.

siberian khatru
10-05-2006, 04:32 PM
Eddie Jobson

DMAC
10-05-2006, 04:32 PM
Yeah, Shoji is a Rock Star.

Reaper16
10-05-2006, 04:54 PM
That dude from Dave Mathews Band? :shrug:

Molitoth
10-05-2006, 05:17 PM
The Violinist for "Clann Zu" is pretty sick.


Listen to demo HERE (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3EA2839976DD6625)

ChiefFripp
10-05-2006, 07:01 PM
David Cross?

KC Jones
10-05-2006, 07:55 PM
Jonathan Segel?

heh... don't really know many rock violinists.

SLAG
10-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Charlie Daniel's?

chagrin
10-05-2006, 08:46 PM
Violins are for fags


Seriously though, H5N1 (formerly ebola, right?) what "rock" bands do you refer to? Any rock? Country? Because there just haven't been but one or two, unless you are seriosuly reaching, going indie, for your examples; I just don't know?

chagrin
10-05-2006, 08:48 PM
Because if you think that dude has range, you should totally check out THE GREAT KAT! (http://www.greatkat.com/)
She would eat that guys lunch, then probably tear his heart out.

chagrin
10-05-2006, 08:49 PM
Charlie Daniel's?

Heh, it's Daniels, not like Jack Daniel's

Halfcan
10-05-2006, 08:56 PM
Ben Mink-he plays on Geddy's solo album and also on Rush Signals-Losing It.

jlscorpio
10-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Poindexter from Revenge of the Nerds

Ebolapox
10-05-2006, 09:56 PM
... has everyone lost their appreciation for a parody thread??

chagrin
10-06-2006, 08:47 AM
Ha, sorry dude, I really thought you were serious, lol!

Molitoth
10-06-2006, 08:52 AM
... has everyone lost their appreciation for a parody thread??


Pretty much, since there is a parody thread for every other thread.

StcChief
10-06-2006, 09:15 AM
Fiddle (violin), Charlie Daniels.

Sam Hall
10-06-2006, 03:07 PM
Jimmy Page used a violin some live versions of "Dazed and Confused." That qualifies him in my book. Ramble on :)

Lzen
10-06-2006, 03:13 PM
Jimmy Page used a violin some live versions of "Dazed and Confused." That qualifies him in my book. Ramble on :)

Was it a violin? Or was he just using a violin bow to play his guitar?

Lzen
10-06-2006, 03:13 PM
Poindexter from Revenge of the Nerds

Awesome!
:thumb:

Brock
10-06-2006, 03:33 PM
That one dude from Kansas?

Dark Horse
10-06-2006, 06:50 PM
... has everyone lost their appreciation for a parody thread??
You shouldn't mock me. My mother mocked me Once!

Ebolapox
10-07-2006, 10:26 PM
anyone with bruce dickinson as his avatar (and not christopher walken PLAYING bruce dickinson) gets mocked :p

Reaper16
10-08-2006, 12:01 AM
anyone with bruce dickinson as his avatar (and not christopher walken PLAYING bruce dickinson) gets mocked :p
...

Dark Horse
10-10-2006, 03:51 PM
anyone with bruce dickinson as his avatar (and not christopher walken PLAYING bruce dickinson) gets mocked :p

Huh

Ebolapox
10-10-2006, 04:35 PM
this thread obviously needs more cowbell

sedated
10-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Les Claypool

he can rock anything with strings


(including your wife's tampon)

CHENZ A!
10-10-2006, 05:14 PM
Miri Ben Ari (Hip Hop violinist) :drool:

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4927/artsleis200509261awan0.jpg

CosmicPal
10-10-2006, 05:42 PM
Boogie on, baby.

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alpha_omega
10-11-2006, 11:56 AM
Ummmmmmm, nobody!

Braincase
10-11-2006, 12:06 PM
Either Anna Phoebe or Mark Woods. Both tour with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Anna with the West Coast touring company, Mark with the East Coast Crew.

Mark's Website... check out the "Flying V"iolin. (http://www.markwoodmusic.com/)

Anna Phoebe's website... (http://www.annaphoebe.com/)

PunkinDrublic
10-12-2006, 12:57 AM
The chick in Flogging Molly

Nightwish
10-12-2006, 01:01 AM
You hear and read a lot of discussion on great guitarists like Jimi, Eddie etc. but not too much discussion on violinists.
Who do you think is the most talented violinist in rock history?
I would have to say Shoji of Branson. He has a very strong violin and almost unhuman range I can't think of anyone in Rock who can hold a bow longer either, however I can only listen to so much of him before I get a headache.When did Shoji start playing rock? I've seen him a few times back when I lived in that area, but all I ever saw him play was classical, country and bluegrass. There were a few rock licks tossed in once in awhile, but mostly it was oriented toward country music. Has he changed? Whatever he's playing, he's a badass!

As for rock violinists, I'd go with Anna Phoebe, the British chick from TSO West. I haven't heard the guy from TSO East, unless he's the same guy who was with that tour in 2001.

plbrdude
10-17-2006, 08:30 PM
hmmm.. what about the guy from shooting star

Stewie
10-23-2006, 04:51 PM
That one dude from Kansas?
Robby Steinhardt. I saw the last concert those guys did with the original lineup at Allen Field House. Between Steve Walsh doing handstands on the keyboard (while playing it), Steinhardt's violin play, and Phil Ehart driving the whole show with unbelievable drumming, it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Who'da thunk from a few guys from Topeka. Loverboy opened and were OK. Too much R&R posturing - alot like Heart if you've ever seen them live.

Nightwish
10-23-2006, 07:18 PM
Robby Steinhardt. I saw the last concert those guys did with the original lineup at Allen Field House. Between Steve Walsh doing handstands on the keyboard (while playing it), Steinhardt's violin play, and Phil Ehart driving the whole show with unbelievable drumming, it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Who'da thunk from a few guys from Topeka. Loverboy opened and were OK. Too much R&R posturing - alot like Heart if you've ever seen them live.
I didn't get to see their original lineup, but I saw the Power lineup (featuring Steve Morse) when they toured in support of that album in Springfield. The handstands on the keyboard was one of the highlights of the show.