Imitations - Energy Slide

Be sure to begin with the EBow away from the pickup. This can get loud!

This effect uses the EBow like a slide above the fretboard. It works best on the E and A strings. Position the EBow slightly back from the pickup over the open low E string. With the E string vibrating, slowly glide the EBow toward the pickup as you gently press the front end of the DriveChannel against the E string. Now the string is vibrating between the LED end of the DriveChannel and the bridge, so the frets don't affect pitch. The resulting high-pitched screaming note can be slid around by gliding the EBow to and from the pickup, which, of course, also changes the volume. Bend and vibrato the low E string in tandem with the energy slide for a wild amplifier feedback effect.