#1
so, i need an e-bow.
and i figured paying hundreds of dollars on car payments, house payments, and the such, i don't have the dough to buy one.
so i figured i could make one. or find something that would work as an ebow.
so help on this UG?

btw; don't flame me if im in the wrong place, just politely point me to the right forum
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Seriously, though, I dunno what you're talking about, so here's a free bump.
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#3
No idea... but I just got one and they're wonderful. You really can't save up like $90 over time?
#4
Whats an e-bow?
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#5
An ebow is an electronic device that you place over a guitar string that contains 2 alternating magnets that cause the string to vibrate really fast giving a similar effect as a violin player would get using their bow
#6
some guy on the sustainer thread over at project-guitar.com built one
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An ebow is an electronic device that you place over a guitar string that contains 2 alternating magnets that cause the string to vibrate really fast giving a similar effect as a violin player would get using their bow
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#8
Couldn't you just get two ferrous rods, wrap them in magnet wire and wire them to some sort of timer IC/power-relay. Effectively creating two electromagnets working back and forth really quickly?
#9
im glad a thread like this is up and running again, been interested in Ebow(s) for a while and i think it would make a nice wee project instead of just buying one.

ive been looking through PG on that sustain thread but nothing simple to read/understand about a decent way to build one has cropped up.
anyone found anything?

oh... and it is possible (apperently) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UawRrWUVzfc
#10
I had an idea. I was thinking about how possible it would be to make one that was built into the guitar. But it'd be too much to have one for each string, but if I made one that did all the strings at once, it'd be pretty neat for chords.
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I'm none too familiar with it, but isn't that alot like the fernandes sustainer?

Yeah that's pretty much exactly it.
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I'm none too familiar with it, but isn't that alot like the fernandes sustainer?
Never heard of it, but from the sound of that, it's been done before. Dang, I thought I had an original idea.
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#14
if you can, try to make a knockoff fernandes sustainer. they kick ass. and real ones are like 200$!
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