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EBow PlusEBow 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...Read More

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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 PlusEbow replaces your pick, letting you mimic strings and synths and create outlandish sounds beyond any instrument.

The Plus EBow 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 PlusEBow 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.

EBows have been used on countless records by some of the biggest names in music. Isn't it time you put it to work in your act?


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

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PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), 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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    3.0

    Nice effects for guitar...

    By MadPiper

    from Nashua, New Hampshire

    About Me Professional Musician

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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 PlusEBow 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.

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    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 PlusEBow 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.

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    (1 of 1 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 PlusEBow 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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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      cool toy.

      By johnnnnn1

      from no.east ohio

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar:

        its easy to use. and you can create very cool sounds to use in your guitar playing.

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        (1 of 1 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 PlusEBow 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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loads and hours of fun

          By SevenStringShredder

          from Leland, IL

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar:

            Growing up musically in the 70's and 80's, I couldn't believe I never heard of this gadget. Forget using a violin bow Led Zeppelin style, this will do a much better job! After it showed up, I played around with it for hours...great fun! As others have stated, the learning curve is a little steep, especially in eliminating string noise, but not impossible at all. It just takes a little dedicated practice.

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            5.0

            Great way to add to your arsenal

            By ecgomer

            from NC

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar:

                I was first off surprised at how well made the EbowPlus is. I found it easier to use after reading the instructions thouroughly. It will definitely take some practice to be able to do all I'd like to with it, but it will be worth it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Infinite sustain

                By Josh

                from Daytona Beach, FL.

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar:

                  This this is awesome! Just hold it over your string, close to the pick up, and that string won't stop ringing until you take the ebow off of it. The ebow sounds really cool with swells and for filler guitar parts. I think that once I get more creative with it the ebow will become a very common part of my music.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent tool!

                  By MED321

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar:

                      The ebow is a great tool that I am having a lot of fun experimenting with. After reading the directions that come in the box, it's easy to get the lead guitar sound found on many Smashing Pumpkins tracks. Using the ebow to arpeggiate chords and get a cello/violin sound is the trickiest technique and will require some practice to achieve.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Trippy and fun!

                      By Luke

                      from Juneau, AK

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Interesting Sound

                      Cons

                      • None That I Can See

                      Best Uses

                      • Creating Atmosphere

                      Comments about PlusEBow 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.

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