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  • #76
    An excellent article on the recording of 'Heroes': definitely no Ebow!

    "Then I'd say the next thing that really moved the track along was Fripp's contribution. We already had Carlos's beautiful lines, like the bass line that was doubled on the guitar as well as the melodic part on the pre-chorus, and when Fripp came along about a week later he added a whole other dimension. He and Eno had already enjoyed a long partnership where Fripp would plug his guitar into the EMS Synthi and Brian would just play around with it, so Fripp did exactly that and he came up with that beautiful line which everyone thinks is an E-bow sound, but which is actually just Fripp standing in the right place with his volume up at the right level and getting feedback.

    Everyone who's played the song with Bowie since then has had to use an E-bow to duplicate it, but Fripp had a technique in those days where he measured the distance between the guitar and the speaker where each note would feed back. For instance, an 'A' would feed back maybe at about four feet from the speaker, whereas a 'G' would feed back maybe three and a half feet from it. He had a strip that they would place on the floor, and when he was playing the note 'F' sharp he would stand on the strip's 'F' sharp point and 'F' sharp would feed back better. He really worked this out to a fine science, and we were playing this at a terrific level in the studio, too. It was very, very loud, and all the while he was playing these notes
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    • #77
      An excellent article on the recording of 'Heroes': definitely no Ebow!
      http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Oct04/articles/classictracks.htm



      damn, thats awesome!
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      • #78
        The Feelies - "Only Life" (I think that that was an ebow.)

        I really miss that band.

        Roy Montgomery used one a lot on a couple of his records. Cool stuff.
        What lasts is what you start with - C Bukowski

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        • #79
          Hey, check out my version of I Am The Walrus where I do all the string parts on an Ebow.

          http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1553760

          I'm not claiming "best use of ebow in a song" but I am claiming it's MY best use of ebow in a song that I recorded.




          C'mon now! You can't go posting your cheesy eBow song without me posting MY cheesy eBow song!

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          Clips.

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          • #80
            C'mon now! You can't go posting your cheesy eBow song without me posting MY cheesy eBow song!

            http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=5135752&q=hi


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            • #81
              Tones on Tail - Burning Skies
              Tones on Tail - Christian Says
              Love and Rockets - 7th Dream of Teenage Heaven

              Daniel Ash is an e-bow master.



              thank you!
              Yeah, I saw that outfit being sold in the redundancy department at JC Penny.

              Every component has been tweaked to the max.

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              • #82
                I want an ebow. Do they sound similar to a Fernandes Sustaner?

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                • #83
                  in light of the whole ebow talk what do you guys think is the best use of ebow in a song???

                  I would say 'take you on a cruise' by interpol.




                  Also:

                  "Soul In Isolation" and "I'll Remember" by the Chameleons
                  "Shadow Cabinet", "Constant In Opal", "Under the Milky Way" by the Church
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                  • #84


                    I <3 the Chameleons. Strange Times is one of my favorite albums of all time. Tears is just an amazing song, and worthy of praise.


                    cheers,
                    Ian


                    I also love the Chameleons, "Script of the Bridge" and "Strange Times" are two of my favourite 80s albums "Tears" is an awesome song!
                    Member of the Orange conglomerate
                    Member of the Fender Twin Reverb clique
                    Member of the Fender guitar army
                    Member of the Gibson guitar army
                    Member of the G&L guitar division

                    Great deals with: Radiohead, lol

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                    • #85
                      Queen-"Love of my Life"


                      Not an ebow, just a treble booster, Red Special and either an AC30 or a little homemade amp.
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                      • #86
                        I like Bill Elm's (Friends of Dean Martinez) use of the eBow on steel guitar.

                        http://www.funkychurch.com/images/stories/music/05_In_the_Wire.mp3
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                        • #87
                          on this mortal coil's 1st record, whichever song that was


                          Song to the Siren? If that's the one, then +1

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                          • #88
                            An excellent article on the recording of 'Heroes': definitely no Ebow!





                            http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Oct04/articles/classictracks.htm


                            F*ck! Where were you when I posted the Bowie poll? http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1704150

                            "Heroes" is my favorite Bowie album, and that article only reinforces my preference.

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                            • #89

                              Blind Melon - Sleepyhouse

                              http://youtu.be/viCZWBB6W8s

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