Get yourself an EBOW!
There aren't many tools that dramatically change the way you play guitar, but the E-Bow certainly does just that!
The E-Bow is a battery powered electronic bow, capable of creating a wide range of sounds, depending on the skill of the player. Although fairly easy to create the smooth attack and long sustain - almost reminscent of synth pads - sounds, with practise users can recreate sounds of cellos and string instruments! It can however take a lot of time to master these techniques.
E-Bow features two modes of functionality - normal mode, which creates an infinite sustain on the note played by your left hand, and harmonic mode which as you may expect adds a harmonic, creating a rich, thick and lush tone.
E-Bow can sound fantastic in the hands of the right player, and is a great tool to provide instant inspiration! I personally use it as a studio tool - when you would usually use a synth to create an ambient pad or background sound - E-Bow is a great alternative!
Benni D. on 2016/07/07