Ebow Plus Electronic Bow For Guitar
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Ebow=cool sounds Jan 15, 2010
By B. Rhynes
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RRIOR200WL6VR Ebow makes some amazing sounds
38 of 40 found the following review helpful:
ebow is a symphony Aug 04, 2006
By Kenneth A. Gomberg
First, I've been playing guitar for 41 years now. I've been around. In fact, I had the very first ebow.It usually required you to pluck the string slightly and the ebow would continue IF you had it positioned just right. THIS version is effortless, has harmonics and can emulate everything from strings to brass depending how you position it. If you remember Queen's very first albums saying they did not use synthesizers, this is how they made some of their sweet sustains. The list of who uses this item is a virtual Who's Who of rock/ Easy to learn, easy to use.
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful Oct 24, 2008
By T. Nield
I have had the eBow for two years. IT IS AWESOME! Using some delay and reverb with an eBow creates tones that sound absolutely beautiful, you can't really describe it. It's very atmospheric and ambient when used creatively with FX. If you've heard U2's "With or Without You", this is what the Edge used to create those sustains for the first minute of the song. This is the underground secret for a lot of artists, including Angels & Airwaves (Star of Bethlehem), Pink Floyd (Take it Back), Linkin Park (No More Sorrow), and even Weird Al Yankovic (Callin' in Sick).
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
I knock one star for the price. Feb 28, 2011
By Braden E. Bost
I've been fortunate to have the chance to use an Ebow extensively without having to purchase one. The first time I tried one out a few years ago I fell in love . . . and then I saw the $100 price tag. Yikes. To me, $50-60 seems reasonable . . . but then again, it's been at $100 steadily for at least 5 years now. So you evaluate for yourself if you want to spend that kind of money--I'll catch one used or on super sale someday, hopefully--but make no mistake that it's a guitar accessory worth having if you get one. My usage has been mainly providing a violin- or cello-like drone underneath slower songs, but I've played around with other stuff when I've had the chance, and a quick swing over to Youtube and looking up "Ebow" will pull up a bunch of neat videos of what people are able to do with one of these.
So, in short--very cool, very fun, really expensive.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Amazing Unit for What it Does! Mar 20, 2011
By Dr. Bonkers
An E-bow is an electromagnetic feedback device to use with a guitar. You can use this to add infinite sustain, note swells, string like bowing, saxophone like blowing, and synth-like arpeggiation depending upon the hand technique & positioning you use.
I had the second generation black w/ red logo E-bow for 20 years before I decided to sell it on Ebay and get this model. My other unit performed like a champ with much use both in guitar and bass work.
I decided to upgrade to the "Plus" version due to the high harmonic mode that my version did not have. It is interesting because that mode basically doubles the rate of electromagnetic vibration so that the feedback sounds an octave higher than normal mode.
Other than that mode, the only other differences between the two units is the weight/thickness of the plastic and the two mode switch. My original Ebow felt like it was made of a heavier grade ABS plastic. I guess to cut costs and weight, they went with a lighter grade plastic. So far, after 6 months of use, the E-bow plus shows no signs of cracking or damage, so I guess the plastic is not as big of a concern as I thought it might be. The switch feels a little less substantial, but it has held up under use, so again I guess it is not as big an issue as I might have thought.
If you take the time to woodshed on it, you can really do some creative things with this tool.
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