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 #95978  by hogan
 Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:24 am
This thread has been in trouble from the top. Regroup.
 #95982  by Pete B.
 Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:41 am
I only listended to the minute noted in the first post...
I don't think it's an EBow.
It sounds like a high note or harmonic, sustained (re-energized) with a little whammy-bar bump.
If it were an EBow I think he woulda had a slide-bar on also (good gawd ya''ll), as the slide factor really lends itself to EBow usage for infinite sustain while changing notes with the slide (you can go from pitch-to-pitch, to a wild theremin like sound with a Slide+EBow).
 #95984  by hogan
 Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:53 am
I've seen video footage of the 77 may tour where Weir is getting that type of effect from what looks like a volume pedal.