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Heet Sound EBow Plus Electric Bow for Guitar

Hold the EBow over a guitar string to create a focused feedback loop -- and infinite sustain. Like magic, your plucked string instrument becomes a bowed one. (102) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Heet Sound EBow Plus Electric Guitar Bow

The EBow is a hand-held electronic bow for guitar. The small, battery-powered unit replaces the pick in the right hand, letting the guitarist mimic strings, horns, and woodwinds with unbelievable sensitivity. The EBow produces a powerful infinite sustain, rich in harmonics for incredible guitar sounds.

The EBow Story

The Energy Bow is a totally unique guitar accessory. It's not just an effect like the many plug-in devices on the market. The EBow does its work on the string itself by producing an energy field that vibrates and sustains your guitar string (Direct String Synthesis). Infinite Sustain is just the beginning. Powered by a 9-volt battery, the EBow is held in place of your pick, giving you instant access to violin, cello, flute, and horn sounds as well as unique sounds of its own.

The 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 EBow 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.

How It Works

Welcome to the world of Direct String Synthesis. The principle is simple: a focused feedback loop directed at a single string. This produces a powerful, infinite sustain, rich in harmonics for incredible guitar sounds. It's like amplifier feedback with greater control and predictability, at any volume, even through headphones. This handheld synthesizer provides an amazing variety of textures and tonal slurs - virtually an instrument in itself!

Direct String Synthesis

The Heet Sound Plus EBow is a synthesizer in the palm of your hand. Complete control over attack, decay, and dynamics, as well as a whole range of tones and textures, makes the EBow one of the most expressive tools ever designed for guitar. Whether sweeping smoothly from voice to voice or jumping from sound to sound, this device is responsive and personal enough to reflect your playing style.

Standing the Test of Time

Since 1976, the EBow has been making music. Groups such as U2, Blondie, Elton John, Van Halen, Phil Collins, Queen, REO Speedwagon, David Bowie, and Blue Oyster Cult, just to name a few, have thrilled their listeners with the sounds of the EBow. Buddy Emmons uses his on steel guitar. Chris Proctor EBows his acoustic guitar. Windham Hill's Michael Manring has even figured out how to use one on bass guitar! The applications for the EBow are diverse.

Player's Guide

The EBow now comes with a complete Player's Guide booklet and detailed cassette lesson by EBow virtuoso Lenny Walker. How does he get those sounds? Now, Lenny shares his secrets in this feature-packed personal EBow lesson...by the master of EBow technique.

It's been called the most revolutionary development in guitar technology since Leo Fender electrified the instrument in 1948. But it's actually called just plain fun.

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Powered by a 9-volt battery.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MIS EBOW
Heet Sound Warranty ´╗┐Heet Sound offers a one year warranty on the eBow.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 213-687-9946
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"This is still one of my favourite toys ... almost 20 years later."
Sound: Great sounds and effects, especially with delays, flanges and envelope generators. With a heavy distortion in the harmonic mode it pulls off some really trippy overtones. Feature: It is simple in design. That is the best part. The led is nice, as it indicates that it is on. No forgetting to turn it off and no dead batteries because you didn't know it was on. I wish the LED was dual colour to tell you which mode it was in, and some type of markings to tell you which mode it was in. Some of us forget which way is which. Ease of Use: Works with no effort. There is no "WRONG" way to use it really. Some ways work better than others, but all in all, it is mostly idiot proof. A little experimentation and technique development and the possibilities are only limited by the player. Quality: I have had mine for over 15 years and it is still in perfect shape. It has had it's share of bumps and knocks, and it still works like it did the day I got it. It pops open easier than I would like, but it holds up well. Value: If memory serves me correctly, when I got it, it was $69USD in 91 or 2 for 99, and you can still get them for less than $100USD. I would say that in 17 years, the price is still great, and compared to how much other gear has gone up (or that most manufacturers have moved production to Asia, and the quality has gone) it is still one hell of a great deal. Manufacturer Support: I never needed support, but when I called for info, I remember they were very informative and helpful, and that is part of the reason I got it. I liked the person I spoke with. I requested info by mail and it was sent and received within a few days. The Wow Factor: I already have one, but if I lost it, it got stolen or I needed to replace it, I would in a heartbeat. Overall: I have had mine for 17 years and I still love it as much as I did the day I got it. It has recently inspired me to start playing and writing again after several years of not playing much at all.
Style of Music: Metal, Death Metal and Progressive Rock
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Overall: I've had one for several years . I use it on Fretless bass . The sounds I can get are amazing. Anything from oboes to cellos to Moogs to haunted spirits . With a little practice , any one can use this with good results.
Style of Music: Mostly classic rock covers and original Art rock fusion.
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