The EBow is a hand-held electronic bow for guitar. This small battery-powered unit replaces the pick in the right hand letting the guitarist mimic strings, horns, and woodwinds with unbelievable sensitivity. The EBow produces a powerful infinite sustain, rich in harmonics for incredible guitar sounds. Unlike plug-in effects, the Energy Bow does its work on the string itself.
The EBow focuses a sympathetic oscillating magnetic field on a single string and causes it to vibrate. Like a violin bow, it can affect the string in many ways. Bowing, bouncing and wiggling it can shape the tone and character across the harmonic and dynamic range. From muted horns to shrill distorted leads, from flute to harmonica. It also acts like a pick, activating one string at a time for fluid arpeggios, percussive strumming and rapid trills (tremolandos and pedal tones). It takes some practice to learn the moves and discover the variables of this knobless hand-held device.