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EBow EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar   

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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.


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EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

a lot of fum

By Chaz

from Murphy,NV

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      It's like having several instruments instead of one, that you already know how to play. I use a USA made Peavey Odyssey with split coil pickups & it produces fabulous tone.

       
      5.0

      Good product.

      By Cozzen

      from Istanbul, Turkey

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      Very good!

       
      4.0

      Adds versitility to guitar sound

      By Shawn

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      Cool item that is easy to use and adds an additional "tool" to place in my playing bag-o-tricks. .

       
      5.0

      An Excellent Effect

      By Jeff

      from Chicago

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

      I have owned an EBow Plus for over five years, and though I do not use it for every single performance, I am still glad to have it. Quite simply, this device will open up tonal possibilities for a guitar that are not available practically any other way. I tend to use the normal setting most often in conjunction with a clean guitar and a wah pedal. The alternate setting is intriguing. I do not use it often, but it does generate some interesting feedback/noise, so I am glad to have it as an option, particularly in the studio. The EBow is tricky to use, as a careless move can lead to an unpleasant volume spike, but I have found that the effect is worth the effort.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PlusEBow

      By clutch

      from Houma La

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Live Playing
        • Practicing

        Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

        Comes with a demo CD and a tips book that will help you get started. Best way to learn is to experement with it. Such a great addition to your sound. Just won't believe what it can do.

        (0 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        doesn't work for bass

        By bassbud

        from omaha ne

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Looks Cool

        Cons

        • Not For Bass

        Best Uses

          Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

          had a gig that needed an upright bass. i own a variax (line 6) which emulates an upright plucked sound and thought the ebow would work for bowed bass. doesn't

           
          4.0

          mixed results, but generally good

          By Peter T

          from Utah

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

            Works fine with 6-string solid body & 12-string hollow-body (though 12-string gives interesting results), but does NOT work at all with my 4-string solid body Mando-Strat, which is disappointing. when the eBow approaches the pickup, the result is just low-level static noise

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Nice effects for guitar...

            By Commish

            from Nashua, New Hampshire

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            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.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It was not for me!

            By Alamodude

            from San Antonio,TX.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Improves Sound
            • The Ebow Was Not For Me

            Cons

            • The Ebow Was Not For Me

            Best Uses

            • The Ebow Not For Me

            Comments about EBow Plus Electronic Bow for Guitar:

            This EBOW was not for myself, it was a gift for my nephew. He is a gifted guitar player, that need just what the EBOW would provide. He has been wanting to get one for a long time. I viewed the demonstrations on Youtube and thought this would really help his lead guitar playing at church.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Far out!!

            By Joe

            from Illinois USA

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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!!

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