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Re: screaming guitar
I almost forgot, I also like to push the ebow
really hard into the
strings over and around the pick-ups of my guitar. It makes a wild
scream-like sound and by moving the ebow up and down near the pick-ups,
it's tunable as well. I think it's quite amazing and can be extremely
frightening when used correctly...
At 02:45 PM 2/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> theatrical appeal are those compressed air cans that you can readily
>> radio shack (and elsewhere) to blow the dust from sensitive electronic
>> They usually come with a thin plastic tube that inserts into the
>> handy for precise aiming at whatever portion of the strings you care to
>> on. Somewhere around the 12th fret usually works better for me.
>> If you want the same effect, with a bit more theatrical appeal, you can
>> trick Gary Davis (of San Diego's Custom Floor) showed me. Blow up a
>> colored balloon (the performance element), and use that for your
>> air exciter source. Cheaper than compressed air too...
>...not to mention a bit better for the ol' environs......
>though it is nice that most of that stuff is now CFC - free.