I've asked about the eBow, and finally got to try one out. GC had a used one for $35.00 when I went up with my drummer to get some DW stuff, and I was going to try and piggyback an effects pedal deal on his. I was disappointed. The effect took about 10 secconds to ramp up to an audible level. Even then, it was extremely week. Everytime I went to fret a new note, it took time to ramp up. I thought maybe I was screwing up, so the GC automoton than was helping me grabbed a guitarist who used on regularly and it didn't work well for him either. Is there a secret to these?