Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by TaySte_2000, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I'm borrowing an ebow for the next studio session any tips, ideas or techniques please because I don't have a clue how to use it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    er, muck about with it till you get a sound? :)

    Try pressing the upper most edge of it against the D string (assuming you're on a standard tuned four string) - this acts as a pretty good guide rail for using it over the G string - once it's is pressed against it, lower it down til you get a sound. Be patient, it doesn't trigger is the same way as it does on guitar (it swells rather than having that instant attack..)

    one thing I've been doing recently is using it in conjunction with a volume pedal which makes it sound even smoother...

    but my initial point is probably the most useful bit of advice... :)