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Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by bass555, Jun 1, 2005.
Anybody ever do this? I wanna try!
Let us know how it sounds!
I don't think it would work - Steve Lawson mentioned how it was a bit dodgy on thicker strings - not enough power to get them vibrating - DB strings are so much thicker and longer than any BG strings, I doubt very much that it would be able to get one moving at all!
Anyway - we can use the real thing !!
Ahh.... now but if one were fortunate enough to have a Dean Pace. This is actually starting to sound like a nifty idea, and my guitarist has been talking about getting an ebow the past month or so. If he does, I can fiddle around and let ya'll know how at least that sounds. My pace is due to ship out on the 10th.
Joe, I just got the Dean Pace and theorized that the ebow may be very interesting to use. I will be picking an ebow up in the next few weeks. My gtr player said that if it didn't work he would buy the ebow, so no real risk involved.
I tried it on my DB for the hell of it. I work on a D but that's it, the tension is too high and I'm not de-tuning my bass. Maybe it would work on a bass with a 41" scale or solo strings, but as Bruce said...........
The other thing to remember is that DB strings don't necessarily have that much ferromagnetic content.
Sorry to wake a dead thread, but has anyone tried an ebow on a Dean Pace or other eub with a scale similar to the BG? If so how did it work? I would expect it would work better with 34-35" BG strings. Maybe they need a magnetic rather than peizo pickups?
Does the ebow vibrate non-metallic strings? I don't play upright let alone EUB so I don't know if people ever use metal strings on them, I thought they did not. I don't know about gauges either but my ebow works on my E string, .100~. The pickup choice shouldn't affect the ebow performance. I have never tried my ebow on my piezo bass but Manring uses one and he has piezos all up in his bass.