You are here

Paul White's Ebow Love

For all things relating to guitars, basses, amps, pedals & accessories.

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Fishnish » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:38 am

I love my Ebow, although of course it's easy to overdo it.

It's especially fun on a console steel.
User avatar
Fishnish
Regular
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:00 am

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby The Elf » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:52 pm

Ready when you are!

Image
User avatar
The Elf
Jedi Poster
Posts: 15409
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Sheffield, UK
An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:54 pm

BJG145 wrote:Yes, the inventor Paul Vo followed it up with "The Wond".

I signed up for one of these centuries ago.

Same here. I’ve almost given up. Can’t afford a Fernandez or the Moog guitar. Almost bought the device that attaches to the bridge and has those rotating disks. (What’s with my memory these days?)
I do have an original and 2nd Gen ebow (love them!) and the Sustainiac Model C (feels like your guitar is alive and vibrating which it is). I also bought the Digitech Freqout (greater control over harmonics). But the Vo Wand would be a wonderful addition. Fingers crossed on that.
User avatar
ManFromGlass
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 3655
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:00 am
Location: O Canada

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby N i g e l » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:04 pm

ManFromGlass wrote: Almost bought the device that attaches to the bridge and has those rotating disks. (What’s with my memory these days?)

GIZMOTRON II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ka89zhyzSU
N i g e l
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1140
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Location: British Isles

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:19 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Almost bought the device that attaches to the bridge and has those rotating disks.

Gizmo and later Gizmotron - see v2.0 SOS review:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/gizmotron-20
User avatar
Forum Admin
Moderator
Posts: 3423
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: A studio deep in the fenlands of Cambridgeshire, UK
SEARCH 11,676 SOS Reviews/Techniques articles: www.soundonsound.com/search

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:21 pm

The Elf wrote:Ready when you are!

Image

Paul, eBows don't work on the piano keyboard. ;) :D (even with a fresh battery)
User avatar
Forum Admin
Moderator
Posts: 3423
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: A studio deep in the fenlands of Cambridgeshire, UK
SEARCH 11,676 SOS Reviews/Techniques articles: www.soundonsound.com/search

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Stratman57 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:28 pm

I bet it would work on piano strings though.

Regards, Simon.
Stratman57
Regular
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:00 am

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:29 pm

FrankF wrote:Quite apart from the myriad stellar Ebow melodies by Bill Nelson (I'm sure the Gilby Brothers would not disagree ;) )...

Totally agree - Bill has done plenty of stunning EBow solos over the decades, but my favourite is the Middle East-flavoured opening/main riff to 'Private View' (The Love That Whirls 80's album) - check it out on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/GAIVe_VeUuU
User avatar
Forum Admin
Moderator
Posts: 3423
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: A studio deep in the fenlands of Cambridgeshire, UK
SEARCH 11,676 SOS Reviews/Techniques articles: www.soundonsound.com/search

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Ian Shaw » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:19 pm

Forum Admin wrote:
FrankF wrote:Quite apart from the myriad stellar Ebow melodies by Bill Nelson (I'm sure the Gilby Brothers would not disagree ;) )...

Totally agree - Bill has done plenty of stunning EBow solos over the decades, but my favourite is the Middle East-flavoured opening/main riff to 'Private View' (The Love That Whirls 80's album) - check it out on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/GAIVe_VeUuU

Yep, I think Bill Nelson was the main man with the Ebow for a while. He was ahead of his time in a lot of ways. Forgot about that album. Good to hear it again
User avatar
Ian Shaw
Regular
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:00 am
Location: The Hilly Bits of Somerset
Sent by carrier pigeon

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby The Elf » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:03 pm

I know Steve Hackett was an EBow devotee for some time, but I can't seem to find any examples on YouTube. Odd!
User avatar
The Elf
Jedi Poster
Posts: 15409
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Sheffield, UK
An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby FrankF » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:07 pm

That clip you, er, posted-deleted sounds nothing like an Ebow. Just sayin'.
FrankF
Regular
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: La Vendée, France

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby FrankF » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:09 pm

He's playing a Fernandes Sustainer here, is that what you were thinking of?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEIhObazQg
FrankF
Regular
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: La Vendée, France

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby The Elf » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:09 pm

FrankF wrote:That clip you, er, posted-deleted sounds nothing like an Ebow. Just sayin'.
Yes, those clips I posted briefly were GR-500 guitar synth (which actually does sound a bit like the EBow), but I realised my mistake after I'd posted it.

I've seen Steve many times and he always had the EBow on a table at his side (maybe first used on 'Carpet Crawl' 1974). And it was on the table when I got to interview him at home many years ago!

But I'm jiggered if I can find a YouTube clip of him using one. Odd!
User avatar
The Elf
Jedi Poster
Posts: 15409
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Sheffield, UK
An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:09 am

Forum Admin wrote:
The Elf wrote:Ready when you are!

Image

Paul, eBows don't work on the piano keyboard. ;) :D (even with a fresh battery)


Stratman57 wrote:I bet it would work on piano strings though.

Regards, Simon.


And no-one has picked up on this suggestion?

I'd love to hear the results if they have - links please!


Martin
User avatar
Martin Walker
Moderator
Posts: 16696
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: Paul White's Ebow Love

Postby FrankF » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:16 am

Martin Walker wrote:
Forum Admin wrote:
The Elf wrote:Ready when you are!

Image

Paul, eBows don't work on the piano keyboard. ;) :D (even with a fresh battery)


Stratman57 wrote:I bet it would work on piano strings though.

Regards, Simon.


And no-one has picked up on this suggestion?

I'd love to hear the results if they have - links please!


Martin
Delia Derbyshire! Only she used a key! Or a keyring, or was it an onion ring?
Wagner? Tolkien? Terry's Chocolate Orange?
Could someone send me some teabags? I'm in a garlic-infused lockdown, doncha know...
FrankF
Regular
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: La Vendée, France

PreviousNext