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RE: a small guitar item | from dcsMar 14 2004 - 17:59

+ 4 pedals, manual flanging, backwards tape effects
http://guitargeek.com/rigview/354/

I've had an e-bow for a while but it sounds too smooth for me. Real controlled feedback is more raw sounding and you can get more notes than just the tonic or the octave.

RE: a small guitar item | from chrisMar 14 2004 - 12:40

but remember... jimi hendrix didn't need any of this shit. technology can be useful, but it's no substitute for imagination...

RE: a small guitar item | from stemsMar 13 2004 - 08:42

...of course, you start getting into 3 pedals and you are talking more $$$$ than an E-bow would run you.

RE: a small guitar item | from stemsMar 13 2004 - 08:38

Seth makes a good point too. Lots of fun to be had with those pedals. E-bow are a blast but can be tricky to hold if you are playing anything intricate. Fingerpicking- forget about it.

What sounds extra nice that 've had fun with is: delay> volume pedal> delay...

RE: a small guitar item | from Alex NiedtMar 12 2004 - 22:48

Got mine brand new in the box on Ebay for under $70.

RE: a small guitar item | from TimMar 12 2004 - 20:25

I recently purchased the ebow+ for $100. You can get one right now on samash.com for $80.

RE: a small guitar item | from Seth HowardMar 11 2004 - 09:32

I think they are about $80 American.

Personally, I think you can do much more interesting things with delay and a volume pedal.

RE: a small guitar item | from jan from belgiumMar 11 2004 - 09:18

how much does it costs. I'm a little short so

the dollar is about the same as the euro, our currency. so it's ok you say it in dollars, no need for mathematical miracles

RE: a small guitar item | from stemsMar 10 2004 - 22:05

E-bows are fucking great little tools. Alex is right on-- snag an E-bow + if you can.

Also, the company Fernandes offers guitar with a special kind of sustainer (also available separately to modify into your existing guitar) which functions essentially the same. You hit a note or chord and via electromagnetic impulse, it will sustain as long as you want it to.

RE: a small guitar item | from Alex NiedtMar 10 2004 - 19:20

I have one. Make sure you get an E-Bow Plus if you want to have the harmonic setting (great for Sigur Ros type stuff or feedback solos)in addition to the normal setting. Lots of fun, but takes some practice to really control it.

RE: a small guitar item | from cMar 10 2004 - 16:56

I saw the guitarist from Kajagoogoo use one of those during "too shy", on VH1's Bands Reunited - but luckily he didn't faint.

RE: a small guitar item | from m2Mar 10 2004 - 15:26

as DCS said, it's an e-bow. however, the little light shining has nothing to do with it. thats just an indicator light basically. but inside the device, there is a source that emits an electromagnetic vibration which, when held over a string, makes the string jiggle & virbate! neat, huh?

physics rule. :)

RE: a small guitar item | from dcsMar 10 2004 - 13:31

E-bow

little black thing with blue light to shine on the strings of a guitar | from janMar 10 2004 - 13:25

hello, I was wondering if you guys knew the name of a little 'gadget'. it's a small thingy and it produces a clear blue light. when you shine on to the strings, this gives a cool sound
does anyone know the name ??

I saw Explosions in the sky use it at a concert. one of the most intense concerts I've had ever seen. one of the guitarist fainted after their last epic song

thanks in advance, Jan

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