#1
i was surfing musicians friend i found this its like a bow for your guitar but it doesnt even make contact? can some one tell me about this it looks awsome and im thinking about getting it! =] Im thinking its kinda what Darkest Hour uses at the begining of the song "With A Thousand Words To Say But One" its sounds so awsome i really wanna explore this thing but i dotn wanna regret getting it
#2
It's use on "Black Hole Sun" as well. It uses electromagnetivity to vibrate strings near it. This is how it requires no contact (in fact, contact will silence the strings).
EDIT: Wikipedia is your friend. You're welcome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBow
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#7
Actually no!!! I just looked it up and Hetfield recorded the entire string section with and e bow!
#8
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Actually no!!! I just looked it up and Hetfield recorded the entire string section with and e bow!


He wrote it using an Ebow.

The recording on the album was the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
#9
^i will admit, i did not even know the eBow even existed more than a couple years ago...i feel unintelligent now haha
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#10
Check out "The Drapery Falls" by Opeth on the Blackwater Park album. He plays an Ebow most of the song on the long legato guitar parts. I like Ebow parts to have plenty of reverb to make the parts sound a little smoother and ethereal.

I find that an Ebow is very limited, and you might not use it like you think you would. Still, if you like that sound, it awesome.
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#11
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I find that an Ebow is very limited, and you might not use it like you think you would.
Agreed. And if you're a heavy user of this kind of effect, you'll have a billion times more fun with a Fernandes Sustainer system.
#12
Closer by Travis makes use of an Ebow.

I played around with one for a while and it's a neat toy. If I could find one for dirt cheap I'd probably pick it up.
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#13
They are fun toys but thats where it stopped for me. I would get one if I could get it for a good price.
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#14
You guys are on the same wavelength as me; it's a great little thing to use occasionally but the cost/fun ratio is just too high.

If it was £25 or so I'd buy one in a second!
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Quote by kyle62
You guys are on the same wavelength as me; it's a great little thing to use occasionally but the cost/fun ratio is just too high.

If it was £25 or so I'd buy one in a second!

^this

theyre pretty cool but not really worth the $70-$100 they go for.

eddie vedder and ed o'brian (of radiohead) are ebow users as well

i also read somewhere that the bass player from sigur ros uses one on () in a couple spots