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Item Reviews for: Heet Sound Plus EBow Electric Bow for Guitar  -  MIS EBOW LIST

Highly recommended... The secret weapon.
By: David Heet from Carson City, Nevada      Submitted: 1/10/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Outstanding. I have been involved with this product since the seventies. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Absolutely. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Very comfortable. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You own the tone with this. Very versatile. Action How was the action out of the box? Fantastic. I was able to open the box, insert a battery, and dance on the strings. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Nice finish. We started with chrome. Reliability How has it stood up over time? It has stood the test of time. I can personally vouch for 36+ years of use.
Must have for guitarists
By: Albert Bouchard from New York City      Submitted: 12/16/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The quality is good. It doesn't seem to require a super strong battery to power it and my old ebow lasted for years before I lost it. Reliability How has it stood up over time? See the last answer. General Your general opinion of this product. The ebow is a one of a kind device. There have been small improvements over the years that make it easier to use and easier to control the sound. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Action How was the action out of the box?
Great versatility for guitar - live or studio
By: daveparis.com from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA      Submitted: 6/23/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? If my first Ebow lasted over 20 years, this one should as well. It's a solid piece of equipment that has been around for generations & has the same construction & appears to be better wiring than my last one. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I had my first Ebow for 20 years, this new one is generally built the same, & the battery cables (what finally pulled out on my first one) are better lined within the device. General Your general opinion of this product. I got an ebow for a graduation present over 20 years ago & it has lasted until recently when the battery cables finally came loose. I've used it for a couple recordings over the years to obtain a sustain without having picking breaks, and to mimic synth strings and feeback. I use it live on my song "The Author of Fate" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_NKdpHDhxM) & find that times where you want feedback sustain, dropping this into a recording is essential. It may start a little hard to use & figure out as you find the best "sweet spot" & attack for your guitars, but this is almost like learning a new instrument. The latest version of the Ebow features the harmonic setting, which my old one didn't have. This adds more dimension to the effect & your playing, & allows for some great sustain effects. As someone who uses wah, talkbox, and acoustic guitars in my music, the Ebow is another great addition to my palette and sound. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Using an Ebow is awkward, holding the device on the strings as opposed to holding a pick. I have trouble using the Ebow on the high E or low E/outside strings because there's nothing to balance on. Finding the "sweet spot" on the guitars is tricky, & changing strings is tough. But if you're used to picking, it's a very foreign approach. This isn't like stepping on a stomp box & changing some knobs, it's like learning a new instrument. You're trying to "bow" the strings & it's a challenge, but it really enhances your sound & playability. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is up to you, just about anything is obtainable if you're willing to work with it. The included CD with .mp3's, web lessons, and instructions really help to understand the instrument. Again, you can hear/see mine being used live at youtube.com/gtrdayve on my song "The Author of Fate". Finish How did the stain or paint job look? My first EBow was black, & pictures the last few years have shown them as white. The new one came black, it's not bad being black, & the construction is the same. However, I wish I could have gotten the white plastic version, because the black one doesn't show up on stage as well! When grabbing it in stage lights...& more importantly...having it seen from stage so the audience can say "what's that thing he's using on his guitar" it makes it a little harder to see on the stage! But music isn't about the visual presentation, right? Action How was the action out of the box? Like I'd said, the new version has a higher sensitivity and response, & produces a greater output.
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