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Re: Rép : EBow - active/passive humbuckers

What I meant is that the close-to-pickup sound that is way-to-loud
also sounds pretty cool in a way. Fuzz-ish or synth-ish distortion.
But you can't control it with the e-bow since you have to hold the
e-bow close to the pickup to get that sound. That's why I don't use it
much; since you need to fiddle with some technical gain reducing
device to compensate for insane gain level :-)  E-bow with fretless
guitars is great fun because you can easily control note duration by
pressing down or letting up strings under your left hand's fingers.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> 
> Per Boysen wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> Of course the ebow still vibrates the string whether there's pickups or
>>> not,
>>> the difference is whether you get to control that ebow overdrive sound.
>> Oh, THAT sound is way too loud for my amp. But I have explored it with
>> volume knob/pedal reducing gain, and it sounds cool in a certain way -
>> but very hard to control since the level is so high and the margins
>> for control so small.
> Volume depends on the position of the ebow relative to the p/u.
> too loud>>>>move it away, either along the string, or lift it away.
> Sure, if you don't control it well it gets far to loud compared
> to the regular string sound.
> It's not an easy technique, ...but I like it because I get
> an infinite sustained tone with very sensitive control of it's dynamic.
> ( not otherwise possible on guitar)
> andy