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Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Uziel, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    hi mister manring

    can you give us some tips for using the ebow on bass ?
    do you have the std one or a custom ?

    thx !
  2. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Hi Uziel,

    I use the standard, off-the-shelf model Ebow. Learning to use it is just like any other technique - it takes time, sensitivity and patience. I think it helps to be aware of how the Ebow works. Basically, it's a magnet that's pulling on the strings to cause them to vibrate, so as you work with it be aware of how the magnetic field is positioned relative to the fundamental or harmonic you want to activate. Good luck!
  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi Uziel,

    there's been a lot of discussion about Ebows here, so you've come to the right place! Do a search on 'Ebow' and see what comes up - should be lots of Ebow-related chat going on.