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Re: Different EBows was Re: Another NAMM Report

How about an E-Bow or clone that actually works on bass ???

field activated<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Tom

At 10:53 PM 2/1/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Ok, so what are the differences between the old EBow and the new one? I 
>>just about to order one, does the new one sound different? I have heard 
>>original EBows had a more mellow tone, the current ones more "harsh" or
>>overdriven. Please elaborate!!!
>As far as I know there are 3 previous generations of EBow, not including
>this new "octave up"one, which are distinguishable by physical
>characteristics as well as sonic ones. The original ones were the chrome
>ones, which I've never tried but I hear were the mellowest in drive and
>weakest in sensitivity (starting the string vibrating). These are very 
>to find and I don't have any idea what the price would be if you did. The
>2nd generation EBows (my first) were distinguished by being made of black
>plastic with a red EBow logo. These had more drive and a higher
>sensitivity. The most recently available EBow (3rd gen) are also black
>plastic but with a white logo on the outside. These have about the same
>drive as the red EBows but have even more sensitivity. I have a red and a
>white model. This sensitivity difference between the two is noticeable, as
>I use one a lot with an acoustic electric steel string guitar, and the
>white one starts the string vibrating much more quickly than the red
>without having to hammer the left hand notes down as hard.
>I don't know if this new "octave up" one is even available yet, as I know
>often at NAMM, companies demo new gear and take orders for it but you 
>actually see it for sale for a while. Does any one know when it will be
>available and what the price will be and are there any other differences
>other than the "octave up"?
Tom Lambrecht  hideo@concentric.net