Using lots of distortion with the EBow sounds more like a regular pick attack. Notice that the volume doesn't change when you move the EBow to and from the pickup. You can sustain, play lightning-fast arpeggios, and use the Energy Slide directly over the HotSpot and still achieve an even volume. Expect a quicker high E string response as well. Also, the harmonic mode works great with distortion. When crossing strings, play directly over the HotSpot to minimize the sound of the EBow rubbing across the strings. Remember to keep the EBow off the strings and away from the pickup when not playing.