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I've had one for a number of years now and used to use it live and on recording with Undertow and Cedar Rose. It is easy to use and you can get some really good sounds out of it, especially if you combine it with some other effects. It is a wee bit pricey though.

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From what I've been reading about them its quite tricky to use them on a bass but very good once you can get the technique right. I'm not sure how much they cost usually, there's a few on ebay and they're all about 70 quid.

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I have one. I assure you that it can be used on bass well.

You can make interesting sounds that have been compared wtih 'whale noises' before. Usually sounds best combined with other effects. Sounds a bit pointless when used with distortion.

Note, the output is very high when using an ebow with the neck pickup. If you use a digital pre amp or effects unit, it may clip and sound horrible. You will have to turn the gain control on your guitar down to almost nothing.

I have used it in a band on a song that we no longer play.

I think 70+ can be spent more wisely for most people. That sort of money can get you a Boss pedal or a nice tuner.

An ebow would be particularly good for a solo artist who uses two handed tapping, loops and plays lots of stuff by themselves in a slightly avante garde style. For a rock band, I have seen them being used before but it usually comes across as little more than a gimick.

If whale noises are already your thing, an ebow would be a great way to expand on it but if you play in a conventional rock band, your money could probably be spent more wisely.

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Anyone got an ebow? I'm very tempted to get one but just wondering what anyone who has one thinks of it?

just listen to Deadenstereos' "The Storyteller". enough said :up:

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just listen to Deadenstereos' "The Storyteller". enough said :up:

i want to get my hands on one

i was wandering how well they work on bass guitar, i know the ebow has grooves for the guitar strings, but with a bit of practise you could get around that, i wasnt sur if the output would be enough for a bass though

David

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