Per Boysen wrote:
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.
Yes, of course. It's a feedback loop. The alternative is "waiting and hoping". Also the ebow is shaped so that as you drag it across going from one string to the next it has a slight plucking action. That's how those arpeggios work. andy ps what Charles Z said +1