The Amazing Ebow Plus

   One of the most interesting devices to come along for guitarists and bass guitarists is the Ebow. It’s a small handheld device that you hold just above your guitar string. The Ebow causes the string to vibrate using magnetic energy which gived the effect of a bowed cello string. It’s really an amazing little device and it’s been used on a lot of recordings over the years. The Ebow Plus is an updated version of the classic Ebow. The Ebow Plus gets the strings moving a lot easier than the old Ebow which required you to pick the string to get it moving.

   It’s easy to confuse the sound of an Ebow with the sound of a synthesizer. Since the Ebow gives you unlimited sustain it’s really fun to use while playing guitar solo’s. You can also layer various parts to create an extremely unique soundscape. It’s an easy way to record an orchestral part using only your guitar to play the parts. The Ebow will also work with the Bass Guitar. The Ebow is quite small and very easy to take with you to gigs. The Ebow is a Live Musician Central recommended product and is available in the Live Musician Central Store.

   The best way to experience a product online is with a little demo. So here’s a video of famous guitarist Phil Keaggy demonstrating his EBow with a stirring rendition of Amazing Grace, among other little snippets of excellent guitar playing. I’ve also included a video of the Ebow being used on a bass guitar. Every guitar and bass player should have the incredible Ebow in their collection.

Phil Keaggy “Amazing Grace” Ebow Demonstration

Ebow On Bass Guitar

EBow PlusEbow Electronic Bow for Guitar EBow PlusEbow Electronic Bow for GuitarUse the EBow Plus rather than your pick, and create awesome synth effects. A small electrical charge sets up an energy field, vibrating the string until you pull it away giving you limitless sustain. The tiny, 9V-battery-powered PlusEbow replaces your pick, letting you mimic horns 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 many fold and give you the crisp sound of super hot pickups. Moving away from the pickup gives you the mellow sound of a hollow body 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? 


Author: Live Musician Central

My name is Matt Rushton. I have been playing in bands for 27 years. I've been playing professionally for 21 years. I have opened for Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett, Little River Band, and Quiet Riot.

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