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Re: EBow - active/passive humbuckers

I have used an E-Bow on many guitars but not EMG active specifically. I have found that if the pickup you are using is very close to the string it can take more energy to get it moving. Also if you move the EBow over the pup it will get much louder. Sometimes for some strings I will press down on the ebow to get a faster reaction. Also this may help: http://www.ebow.com/faq_page.php?id=13

peace out, Jeff

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
I like to sometimes use an E-Bow with guitars and I don't think it
brings strings into vibration as well on a guitar with an active EMG
pickup, compared to a guitar with a normal passive humbucker. Is this
a known phenomenon, e-bow less efficient with active pups?

It's not an issue for five strings, only for the thinnest. The
thinnest string I have to tap or pull a pull-off on (ha, ha!) to kick
it off and then have the e-bow take over.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen