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Re: E-bows vs Vibrators

At 11:28 AM 5/12/2006, johnsrude@peak.org wrote:
>Thinking of E-bows.
>Thinking of Reeves Gabrels.
>Thinking of Rick Walker.  (Hi Rick!  Great set at BEMF!)
>Ebows are expensive.  Vibrators are cheap.  Can you get the same effect 
>a...ah...NECK massager that you can with an E-bow?

Not the same effect. What you get is the electro-magnetic fields of the 
electric motor in the vibrator interacting with magnetic pickup of the 
guitar. In other words, you hear the sound of the motor. It doesn't 
the string like an ebow. The pitch will be the speed of the motor. 
Therefore, you will likely find a variable speed vibrator is a good option.

I don't know if the size matters.


Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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