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I think he may have gotten the idea from Syd Barrett but I don't know if Syd really had to show him. There was another session guitarist named Eddie Phillips (I think) who used a bow and may have shown him. It's not that far-fetched an idea that several people could'nt come up with it independantly. I'll make a third guess. Jean-Luc Ponty?
 

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waters, mason, and wright started a band called sigma 6, then several band name changes, member changes and instrument changes later syd barrett joined the band sigma 6 (they went back to their original name) and then syd barret changed their name to the pink floyd sound, in between piper of the gates o dawn and saucerfull of secrets (pink floyds first 2 cds) barrett started drifting off and wouldnt play what he was supposed to on stage, so they recruited a friend of syd barret, david gilmour, to play guitar with the intentions that syd would continue to write for them, on saucerful of secrets, syd barret played some guitar, wrote most songs, and sang a bit too, but that was the end of his career in floyd. roger waters later wrote "wish you were here" in memorium to syd barrett

Edit: and oh yeah, it wasnt syd barrett who taught jimmy page the violin bow thing, i'll give the answer after 10 posts (excluding mine)
 

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answer: concertmaster violinist David McCallum Sr. father of actor David McCallum from the tv show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E. :2guns:

tough one, but not for Google :D
Damn I remember that now. Getting old sucks :confused-smiley-010
 

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SCREEM said:
answer: concertmaster violinist David McCallum Sr. father of actor David McCallum from the tv show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E. :2guns:

tough one, but not for Google :D

WRONG!! actually Buddy Guy taught him, the only reason i know that is cuz i went to go see buddy guy in concert last year, and he told stories in between songs, and that was one of them
 

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WRONG!! actually Buddy Guy taught him, the only reason i know that is cuz i went to go see buddy guy in concert last year, and he told stories in between songs, and that was one of them
While I don't doubt that Buddy said it, I have a hard time believing it. I think Buddy's stories get further and further from fact the older he gets :)
 
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