Ebow EBow Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
This a a versatile tool that should be in every electric guitarist's bag of tricks. I've had mine for about eight years now, and I've used it countless times both live and in the studio. I have even used it to simulate bagpipes on a recording! Nothing sounds like an E-bow, and there aren't nearly enough guitarists using them. If you need something different than your standard stompbox-style effects, you need to check this out.
from United States
April 18, 2012Music Background:
recording artist, performer, composer.
Worth it.I was so unsure about this purchase at first. It seemed like something you only play with, or use once, but it turns out to be quite useful. I don't need to explain how unique this product is, all I can say is this: Even if you never use it, it's an essential tool to have in your guitarist toolbox.
Stop thinking about it, buy one.
from Los Banos ,CA
January 31, 2012Music Background:
Musician Student .
The BestIt's does everything I expected it to do when I am playing guitar and I learned some cool things with it came to a good use I just love it you want to sustain a string forever EBow is your tool !
November 15, 2011
One Of My FavoritesI've had my Ebow for about a year now. I received it as a gift and at first I really didn't know what to do with it, so it sat shelved for nearly 6 months. One day, I'm cleaning up, and see it. I decide to give it another shot. I was completely blown away! You can create BEAUTIFUL sounds with this. I use it with my loop pedal to get harmonic sounds, and it is one of my favorite toys. You get an excellent tool for a GREAT price, just buy it.
April 28, 2011
New Guitar TechniqueThe ebow produces unimanigable guitar sounds
from Chicago. IL
March 16, 2011Music Background:
An Instrument in it's Own RightI bought the EBow out of curiosity, with hopes of using it in my composing, comping and improvising. After getting comfortable with the mechanics of how it works, I am still figuring out how to incorporate it into my playing but progress is being made. Get one if you like experimenting with violin-like sustain.
November 25, 2012Music Background:
More fun than any player should be allowed to haveI have been blown away with this product. The sounds I can get are amazing. It's just too bad some of the cello music I want to play doesn't lend it self to guitar very well! Making it sound like a woodwind or cello is difficult - but if you like a sustaining lead guitar sound, this will be easy to pick up!
from Cincinnati, OH
July 10, 2012Music Background:
E-BowLots of fun! Quick learning curve!
from Dubai, United Arab Emirated
June 28, 2012
EBOW shimmers and sustains!!!Wanted to replicate that melancholy "Nohing Else Matters" solo, hence purchased this. Well it does it's job of providing endless sustain. Works really well with distortion. If you like innovation , this is your go to tool. The support manual and CD is also really happy. Keep on rocking!!!
from Champaign, IL
June 1, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist with various string instruments.
The EbowThis is a very interesting and unique little "thing". I'm facinated with the way it works and the sounds you can get from it. It does everything the description says and more. I just wish I was a better guitar player so I could master it a little quicker or at least the ability to make it perform the way I think it should. Kudos to the inventer!
from Manteca, CA
March 16, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, composer, Project studio
So creative!I've been putting this thing through it's paces with some sound design work using various guitars - electric amplified, direct; acoustic electric, amplified, direct, and just mic'ing it acoustic. There's a lot of interesting and creative things you can do with it musically and texturally. The most usefulness I've found with it in musical context has been sustaining a single string while tapping melodies or chord changes on a lower string to create interesting harmonies. It's got a bit of a learning curve as getting to know the various placements and distances from the string can be very finicky and depending on the string thickness. The only reason i gave it 4.0 out of 5 is I just wish it were a little more versatile (being able to vibrate more than one string). Overall, any guitarist looking to expand their sonic palette should definitely get one of these!
from Beckley WV USA
January 1, 2005
PlusEBowWords fail me when I think of how to describe my EBow. Thanks to Heet Sound and direct string synthesis I can get sounds out of my guitars that would be impossible without it! This unit comes with a cassette and demo booklet to get you started and they urge you to experiment.
The easiest thing to do with an EBow is to achieve infinite sustain, mimicing harmonic feedback. That's also just about the dullest thing to do, but believe me, it's still awesome! By bumping the EBow across strings you can arpeggiate phrases that sound like volume swelled arpeggios. You can alternate back and forth between two strings, ala "Shouts Of Joy" by Phil Keaggy. You can mimic string sections ala "Legal Kill" by King's X. Awesome stuff.
Get an EBow and learn how to use it, then get ready to take some really interesting twists and turns along the road of music.