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Paul Marossy
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2007, 01:03:48 PM »

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Because the slugs/polepieces have to be magnetized, that means they can be magnetized to varying strengths/gauss-levels.  I would imagine that anything which is intended to use in close proximity to strings, with the express purpose of keeping those strings moving, would be designed to have very modest magnetic "tug".  the use of Alnico is really more for the long term retention of magnetic qualities, I imagine, as well as machineability (prior to magnetization).

Good points, Mark.  icon_cool
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2007, 05:34:05 PM »

Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us Paul!  I remember seeing something similar elsewhere dunno if it was here or somewhere else.  Anways, keep up the good work.
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2007, 06:20:03 PM »

No problem. I thought others here might be as curious as me about it.  icon_wink
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2007, 07:37:33 PM »

Great thread and I'm glad the dismantled ebow fell into good hands. That Phil Keaggy video ebow demo is pretty inspiring...in many ways it would seem that the ebow is the ultimate sustainer (at least it is portable from instrument to instrument)...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwq0i6jP7dQ
I have always intended to build my own (they are a little expensive down here for me! A$300!)...have shot you an email paul. I was wondering if any ergonomic improvements could be made to the design?

The circuit is ultra-simple and I already have plenty of similar ones for the sustainers I have been working on...and experience with coil making. Winding driver coils is not hard...a few hundred turns, if that of fairly thick enamel wire (0.2mm) will do the job...making the pickup coil may be a little harder...this hair like pickup wire needs to be bought in some quantity, is hard to source and really needs a machine (a drill would probably do it) to wind!

I suspect that the coils are simple steel slugs with magnets under and the steel rings (probably cut from a metal pipe...or at least could be) is there to allow some magnetic sheilding and allow the driver and pickup coils to be placed so close together. A device like this need not have a lot of power and a preamp would not be necessary if the pickup was an appropriate impedance for the amp (maybe 10k or so). People should keep there eyes peeled for suitable off the shelf coils for the pickup coils...some reed relays have interesting coils that could suit the purpose. The dutch DIY ebow site suggests a phone pickup...don't see too many of those around...hmmm Perhaps even speakers could be used as applied to intercoms for both the driver and pickup coils if suitably modified...

The real elegance in the design is in the enclosure...and that is hard to replicate. I wonder if anyone could come up with an alternative design or format that would work as well?

Anyway...interesting stuff and an invaluable reference...glad to see the pics have not been lost in the cyberspace...I'll let you guys know how any experiments I may try work out... pete
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2007, 07:46:51 PM »

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I suspect that the coils are simple steel slugs with magnets under and the steel rings (probably cut from a metal pipe...or at least could be) is there to allow some magnetic sheilding and allow the driver and pickup coils to be placed so close together

Yep, they are just steel slugs similar to pickup pole pieces, with magnets on the bottom. But the rest of the surround appears to be a ferrite material.

Hey Pete, you should also check out the tune called "Sexton Demo 1" on my MySpace Music page, I have a cool sounding ebow part on there. Actually, it's a double ebow part... icon_cool

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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2007, 06:13:55 AM »

Just a thought, but Alnico may be used because it will saturate much sooner than other steel alloys (it has a high magnetic reactance). Perhaps it helps to constrain the gauss strength of the coil when used on the lower strings?
This is something i've been wanting to try for some time. Although i'm more attracted to sustainer pickups,  having seen inside one of these things, I think an Ebow is certainly DIY-able, and I have the wire to do it too Wink !
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2007, 07:42:11 AM »

The patent documents say that the cores are Alnico-5. In the case of the ebow, the steel cores are not magnetized, so I don't know what to make of all that...  icon_confused
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2013, 04:18:35 PM »

Hi,

I've just finished redraw schematic from pics. Could somebody check my schematic and pcb especially values of components and correctness of schematic? Maybe someone knows value of resistor in feedback? Instead of coils I want to use tiny computer speakers, just like this:
http://www.tme.eu/en/details/ld-sp-u15.5_8a/speakers/loudity/# -> instead output coil
http://www.tme.eu/en/details/ld-bzen-1205/electromagnetic-sounders-wo-generator/loudity/# -> instead output coil
Is this going to work?




greetings

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Gurner
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2013, 04:53:45 PM »

I can't help you on the value of the feedback resistor, but normally feeding back an audio IC output to its +ve input = oscillation.
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2013, 05:33:58 PM »

> check my schematic

I have NO idea what resistor "?" is for. Or why you'd use a speaker output.

Why not use the good schematic?

http://logosfoundation.org/elektron/ebow_amp.gif
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2013, 07:29:11 PM »

^ yep i used that schematic and  it worked....

i made a really crude...and i mean crude ebow, way off spec on the hand bodged coils too, but it worked.. Smiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO0dsElQ8Mk&list=UUGP0eO8ADt0H9FY5UcHTf8A&index=8

i wound 2 coils and just put magnets on the back of them...same polarity...

and had harmonic mode too by flipping the coils magnets....(can be done with a dpdt)... Cool


edit:  found my old diagram, ...have fun, i did.. Wink



if i tried this again, i'd go probably go for coils just wound round the magnets (no poles) and would probably be a stronger sustain,

but will likely want to stick to the strings though....on the real ebow the string guides prevent that.........hmmmm makes me want to make one again now.. icon_idea



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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2013, 08:51:59 AM »

^ yep i used that schematic and  it worked....

i made a really crude...and i mean crude ebow, way off spec on the hand bodged coils too, but it worked.. Smiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO0dsElQ8Mk&list=UUGP0eO8ADt0H9FY5UcHTf8A&index=8

i wound 2 coils and just put magnets on the back of them...same polarity...

and had harmonic mode too by flipping the coils magnets....(can be done with a dpdt)... Cool


edit:  found my old diagram, ...have fun, i did.. Wink



if i tried this again, i'd go probably go for coils just wound round the magnets (no poles) and would probably be a stronger sustain,

but will likely want to stick to the strings though....on the real ebow the string guides prevent that.........hmmmm makes me want to make one again now.. icon_idea

You are the man!  icon_cool
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2013, 08:58:42 AM »

ha ha cheers paul....i had to try it.. Smiley
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2013, 10:50:29 AM »

I drew my schematic using this PCB as exemplar:
http://www.diyguitarist.com/Images/EbowPCB.jpg
and guts posted in the beginning of this subject.
Schematic posted by PRR doesn't fit to this PCB.
I calculated feedback resistor, 62Ohm should be just fine,
I  ran simulation in Multisim and its looks good
In nearest future I want to build e-bow from my schematic,
the only thing I risk is a waste of time and a few $.
I will let you know what is the result.
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2013, 10:53:38 AM »

To me, the hardest part of a DIY ebow is the package it's in. You can build the circuit, but the thing that contains the circiuit is a whole other affair...
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2013, 01:08:22 PM »

Thank you *so* much for this.

I love my Ebow, but would not remotely consider taking it apart for curiosity.

In terms of the 'package', I think this will become easier once 3D Printers become more affordable...

Thanks once again!
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2013, 01:33:04 PM »

Thank you *so* much for this.

I love my Ebow, but would not remotely consider taking it apart for curiosity.

In terms of the 'package', I think this will become easier once 3D Printers become more affordable...

Thanks once again!

Me neither. Someone sent me one that was already dissected. Good point about the 3D printer.
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Re: Ebow Expose Part II - Ebow Anatomy Inside
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2013, 02:08:48 AM »


I will let you know what is the result.

please do, i'm interested to see how you get on.  good luck Wink


what is the feedback resistor doing then?....just curious.
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