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Re: OT Ebow casing degradation
Was hoping to see Tim Nelson chime in on this part of the thread: he
did an entire CD called "mesh" with Ebow and acoustic guitar a couple
years ago…very cool stuff …
Main point is that the strings have to have sufficient amount of
iron/steel in them to work and you'd be surprised how loud it can get…
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Ted Killian <email@example.com>
> Well, the metal has to have some iron/steel content to it too . . . so
> not just any metal.
> For instance, the bronze wrapped lower strings of an otherwise nylon
> stringed guitar are not suitable for Ebow.
> And the instrument ought to be amplified somehow (the Ebow is too quiet
> for general acoustic use).
> The first guitar I ever used on on was an acoustic 12-string (Yamaha
> FG360) with a Bill Lawrence soundhole pickup played through a tiny
> PigNose amp.
> I remember putting that amp and a mic in a closed cardboard box with a
> mic -- it sounded waaaaay huge.
> The ebow will work quite successfull yon a lot of steel-stringed,
> amplified instruments.
> It'll even work pretty well on bass, but begins to have trouble moving
> the massive lower strings.
> On Jan 23, 2012, at 6:16 PM, william middlemiss wrote:
>> anything with metal strings. Ive used one on a piano before.
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM, chaz worm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I do not play guitar (well, some 12 string acoustic). Just banjo and
>> bass. Can an eBow be used on either of those? What about a dulcimer?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 23, 2012, at 8:19 PM, RP Collier <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 23, 2012, at 5:02 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> Anyone else have this happen? Off gassing from the battery?
>>> No, had mine for years thru longs periods of non-use with battery
>>> What brand of battery were you using?
>>> Could it have been heat from being on continuously for so long rather
>>> than battery vapors?
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