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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    E bows

    I've been thinking of grabbing one of these for awhile. Anyone actually got one and have an opinion on it?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    i have one
    very fun
    lots of cool ways to use them too

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Neat toy and very cool sounds from it
    DO IT

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Very good.

    Buy one. Nothing to lose. They take a bit of practice but if you're an inventive player the results are worth it.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    /\ I love my 2 speed Turbo Ebow!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    I've been wanting one of these for a while. Seems like a great tool for making some interesting noises or some smooth melodic leads.

    Even sweep picking apparently:

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knv_TnlXRFE]YouTube - Ebow Arpeggios[/VIDEO]

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsyche View Post
    /\ I love my 2 speed Turbo Ebow!
    I don't even know what that means.

    Huge Ebow fan, though. I'm virtually incapable of recording something without overdubbing a few tracks of ebow harmony.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
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    I've had 2 of them for years and I'd say go for it.

    They're very unique and have a distinct tone - not the same as built in sustainers, more extreme in terms of how much they drive the string. They can actually overdrive your guitars output which doesn't sound very good imo, and they're the only reason I've ever used the tone knob on a guitar to reduce the high end. They take a bit of patience to get the feel of but they're really neat.

    I actually much prefer the sound of them on acoustic guitars and pianos.

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