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Use the EBow Plus rather than your pick, and create awesome synth effects. A small electrical charge sets up an energy field, vibrating the string gi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Reverse delay and violin-bow-like effects in the palm of your hand.

Use the EBow Plus rather than your pick, and create awesome synth effects. A small electrical charge sets up an energy field, vibrating the string giving you limitless sustain until you pull it away. The tiny, 9V-battery-powered Ebow Plus replaces your pick, letting you mimic strings and synths and create outlandish sounds beyond any instrument.

The EBow Plus lets you play as fast as your left hand can scurry through a lick. Fade a string in from a motionless state for a reverse-tape effect. Run the EBow across the strings for gorgeous arpeggios. Add distortion for a screaming guitar sound. Playing the EBow Plus directly over the pickup will increase your volume and give you the crisp sound of super hot pickups. Moving away from the pickup gives you the mellow sound of a hollowbody electric. The sounds you discover by experimenting with the EBow will amaze you. And like the best tools of the trade, the EBow will sound different for each musician.


You've heard it on countless recordings and live performances, now add it to your arsenal! Order now.

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EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Patience will payoff

It does take quite a bit of time, effort, and practice to develope a technique that will give nice results, but it can be well worth it. The eBow can make the guitar...Read complete review

It does take quite a bit of time, effort, and practice to develope a technique that will give nice results, but it can be well worth it. The eBow can make the guitar sound amazing and add unique options to your sound.
I highly recommend watching and studying all of the videos, manuals, and additional materials you can find on using the eBow.
Very cool.
Creative and alternative sounds and effects. Normal and feedback modes add to the versatility.
The overall feel of the eBow is good but the plastic casing makes the durability a bit questionable. I would fear to drop it. I only use it for studio recording work, but someone who gigs alot with it might have to consider being extra careful.
I personally feel that it is a bit expensive for what it is and what it does. Taking the time to learn how to use it, master the technique, and incorporate it into your guitar style can make it worth-while, but for some people, using it might be more of an occasional novelty than a major part of your sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice effects for guitar...

Don't drop it! It's a plastic gadget and not exactly what I was expecting - the demos are superior to what I was able to do "out of the box",...Read complete review

Don't drop it! It's a plastic gadget and not exactly what I was expecting - the demos are superior to what I was able to do "out of the box", so I guess I need more experience using it. Doesn't work as good with my Stratocaster single coil or semi-hollow humbucking guitars, but seems to work better with my Rickenbacker single coil and my solid body humbucking guitars. The violin and woodwind effects are the easiest effects to attain, but the cello, harmonica and other effects definitely require adjustments between your amp (I used a Vox and a Marshall) and your guitar(s). It's fun to use, but it will never replace my fingers or pick. Great for creating melodic or eerie washes for your music. I can see how it can be used for some cool distorted guitar licks that benefit from lots of sustain. You can use it straight out of the box (doesn't come with a 9V battery, which is pretty cheap of the Ebow company considering the expensive price tag!) but don't expect to be a pro without some decent practice. Nothing that will knock you off your chair, but I have to say it's "OK" as an effect in your gear bag... The cost is really steep for what I'd consider should be half its price, but there's nothing else out there quite like it, so if you have money to spare, you might want to pick one up.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Patience will payoff

By Michael Vonderohe

from Chicago, IL

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Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

It does take quite a bit of time, effort, and practice to develope a technique that will give nice results, but it can be well worth it. The eBow can make the guitar sound amazing and add unique options to your sound.
I highly recommend watching and studying all of the videos, manuals, and additional materials you can find on using the eBow.
Very cool.
Creative and alternative sounds and effects. Normal and feedback modes add to the versatility.
The overall feel of the eBow is good but the plastic casing makes the durability a bit questionable. I would fear to drop it. I only use it for studio recording work, but someone who gigs alot with it might have to consider being extra careful.
I personally feel that it is a bit expensive for what it is and what it does. Taking the time to learn how to use it, master the technique, and incorporate it into your guitar style can make it worth-while, but for some people, using it might be more of an occasional novelty than a major part of your sound.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Customer Service!

By Justin Newell

from Boise, ID

Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

**For those of you with a broken ebow, go to their website and fill out a report in the "comments" section. I got mine 8 years ago and they're fixing it for free. Awesome customer service, and very fast response time.Now for the review. Those of you saying this is a toy are using it wrong. Always, ALWAYS use delay with your EBow. Otherwise, it just cuts out and lacks body. Such a powerful effect for leads and and unique effects when used in the right context.There are so many awesome things you can do with the EBow; emulating a cello has become one of my favorites, and I love using it with my loop station to create pads by recording and overdubbing multiple notes in different octaves.As for the price, I got mine back when they were only $60, new but I think it's still a great deal at $99. I use mainly boutique pedals, ranging from $150 to $400, so $99 for a great effect is a small price to pay in my opinion. Unlike other effects, the EBow hasn't been ripped off and copied by other names like BOSS and Digitech. Thank God for that!The housing is cheaper plastic and I cracked mine, but even when it cracked it didn't stop working for a long time. I simply super-glued it and presto! Just take care of it; I didn't.Excellent effect for the money. I've used one for 8 years and it will always be a part of my rig. I highly recommend it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Far out!!

By Joe

from Illinois USA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Sound
  • Small Size

Cons

  • No Battery Included

Best Uses

    Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

    I'm a novice 52 year old guitar player.When my wife & me heard the audio samples we decided to buy it.A lot of reviews say it has a high learning curve but I found it easy to use.It will take a very long time to master though.Very fun to play on my strat.Infinite sustane is super cool.As is the feedback setting.A little delay & reverb adds to the effect.Very fun!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful

    By RedemptionOfTheKing320

    from North Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

    The Ebow gets weekly use at my church and occasional use in my metal band. It can make amazing leads, but the atmospheric sounds are gorgeous. It's renowned by friends and people who I've played with for its sound capabilities. One friend of mine borrowed it a couple of times and now he has one (if that tells you anything).

    Battery use is exceptional. I'm typing this two days before Christmas. I got it for Christmas last year and it uses the same 9 volt battery from day 1.

    It can be noisy while moving about the strings, but all it takes is practice and you'll get the hang of it. The same goes for making good use of this. I strongly recommend it.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice effects for guitar...

    By Commish

    from Nashua, New Hampshire

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    Pros

    • Fun To Use

    Cons

    • Average Quality
    • Difficult To Use
    • Expensive
    • No Battery
    • Requires Lots Of Practice

    Best Uses

    • For fun

    Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

    Don't drop it! It's a plastic gadget and not exactly what I was expecting - the demos are superior to what I was able to do "out of the box", so I guess I need more experience using it. Doesn't work as good with my Stratocaster single coil or semi-hollow humbucking guitars, but seems to work better with my Rickenbacker single coil and my solid body humbucking guitars. The violin and woodwind effects are the easiest effects to attain, but the cello, harmonica and other effects definitely require adjustments between your amp (I used a Vox and a Marshall) and your guitar(s). It's fun to use, but it will never replace my fingers or pick. Great for creating melodic or eerie washes for your music. I can see how it can be used for some cool distorted guitar licks that benefit from lots of sustain. You can use it straight out of the box (doesn't come with a 9V battery, which is pretty cheap of the Ebow company considering the expensive price tag!) but don't expect to be a pro without some decent practice. Nothing that will knock you off your chair, but I have to say it's "OK" as an effect in your gear bag... The cost is really steep for what I'd consider should be half its price, but there's nothing else out there quite like it, so if you have money to spare, you might want to pick one up.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Changed my review!

    By MC54

    from Wataga,IL

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    Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

    I wrote that bad review. 1 star. YOU "CAN" CONTACT THEM! I thought I would try and look again. I don't see a "contact us". You go to "COMMENTS"! I started a dialog with them and they responded in a few minutes! I just wanted to know what goes wrong and how to fix it since I have had it awhile and just wasn't using it much. They are going to replace it. I may have just gotten a bad one. It happens. I looked at the some other reviews and haven't seen any complaints about the batteries like I did. My main gripe was not being able to get a hold of them. That's the door to the answers.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A very usable and unique effect!

    By George Petrillo

    from Southern New Jersey

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    Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

    After owning my Ebow for nearly a year now, I can honestly say it's one of the coolest effects I own. I don't know of any other effect that can bring these kinds of sounds out of a guitar or bass, the Ebow allows cello-like and feedback-like sounds, but with their own uniqueness. I do not feel that this is a toy, but rather a useful and diverse new way to look at the neck.

    The only real downside, in my opinion, would have to be the durability of the unit. It feels constructed of cheap plastic, and it seems like dropping it from standing height onto a hard floor might cause your Ebow to meet it's doom.

    Aside from durability, I highly recommend this product, as it opens up many doors and allows the guitar to be played in an entirely different manner.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Improved

    By Bill

    from Western, Pa

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      I had bought one of the original EBows back in "76" or "77" and returned it because the response time was bad. I decided to try it again after seeing Steve Howe use one with no problem. The new ones work great, and having so far only tested it, I really can't comment on it's durability. It does seem to have much potential and should be a lot of fun.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Trippy and fun!

      By Luke

      from Juneau, AK

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      Pros

      • Interesting Sound

      Cons

      • None That I Can See

      Best Uses

      • Creating Atmosphere

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      It takes a little fumbling around and some dexderity to use it but the sound is incredible and I picked the technique pretty fast. It's actually pretty good at approximatng the sound of bagpipes. I think that 80's band called "The Church" might have used one of these.
      The only thing that I thought was a bit of a bummer is that it only excites one string at a time. For some reason I thought it would excite multiple strings but I guess I didn't understand how an eBow worked exactly?
      Otherwise no complaints here. I busted out the eBow at a band practice. The other guitar player (who also plays violin) thought it was the coolest thing she's even seen because, like a violin bow, you are now able to sustain a single guitar note or vary the sustain on multiple notes.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Fun but overpriced and flimsy

      By Martinetti

      from Minneapolis

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      Mine lasted a little over a year then quit for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, they're not repairable, since it's all plastic welded. There is no customer support I could find, after an exhaustive internet search. It was fun while it lasted but I will not replace it. If they're going to charge that much for it (probably cost $2 to manufacture!) they should have customer support!

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