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Re: Daevid Allen/glissando guitar
> Bruce, this is one of my favorite techniques, and for me is an
> essential part of what makes the eBow expressive. I also move the
> eBow towards and away from the pickups for dynamics, or side to side /
> up and down for an almost tremolo effect. Chords would be cool, but I
> still think the eBow adds a lot of options for such a cheap and simple
> device that can be used on any instrument.
no argument from me. i still use my original silver ebow that i've had
over 25 years, definitely the most expressive single-string electronic
bowing device made.
> From what I have read about the Gizmotron, it sounds like it would
> have been an amazing device. I think everyone agrees that an eBow
> doesn't really sound like bowed strings, but from what I have read the
> Gizmotron actually comes much closer, which makes sense as the
> mechanism is closer to an actual bow on string. I like having options
> and different colors to work with so I wish I could have such a device
> in my arsenal. I hate "vintage" stuff though, so buying a used one is
> out of the question for me.
well, sometimes you just need to use a real bow. i've had great results
bowing my acoustic lap guitar, particularly tuned down to a B - love
low tones.... and for extended bowing techniques nothing beats a real
for those frictiony sounds... great palette of textures.
> Has anyone here mentioned Sustainiac sustainers? They have two
> models, one like the home made "wall speaker" device mentioned earlier
> in the thread and another like the one on Fernandes guitars.
i believe kramer also made a line of sustainers, functionally similar
> BTW, if no one has said it yet, With or Without You by U2 has Infinite
> guitar on it.
also, check out michael brook, who i believe coined the term "infinite