Looper's Delight Archive Top (Search)
Date Index
Thread Index
Author Index
Looper's Delight Home
Mailing List Info

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

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 <tedkillian@charter.net> 
> 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 <chaz@earthwormandfire.com> 
>> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Chaz
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 23, 2012, at 8:19 PM, RP Collier <skeptikalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 23, 2012, at 5:02 PM, <mike@michaelplishka.com> 
>>> <mike@michaelplishka.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 
>>> loaded.
>>> What brand of battery were you using?
>>> Could it have been heat from being on continuously for so long rather 
>>> than battery vapors?
>>> BobC
>>> http://tinyurl.com/yt8f8j
>>> http://cdbaby.com/cd/rpcollier6
>>> http://www.youtube.com/user/tynego
>> --
>> If you do not understand the content of this message; you have a 
>> responsibility to ask questions to allow for a process of mutual 
>> understanding to occur. Be assured any response will receive my 
>> attention to the highest degree which is available; I ask you not to 
>> take advantage of my attention as my time may be better spent 
>> elsewhere. I will respect your privacy on the condition that you 
>> respect mine.
>> Best wishes, Billy
>> (I respectfully ask that you do not copy this signature; for every copy 
>> diminishes the appearance of authenticity and compromises the honorable 
>> intentions from which this signature was created.)