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Recordings with EBow

Drapery Falls • Isolation Years


Guitar Lesson by Opeth - The Drapery Falls


We love the EBow. It's one of those things from the '70s that we never really know how the guitarist got that tone. So we bought one and it's all over the albums.

Opeth in NYC: Progressive Rock or Jazz Metal? Opeth has a wonderfully smooth guitar sound; on recordings Akerfeldt uses an "ebow" device (a prog-rock guitar effect from the 1970s and now rare). On tour he replicates the sound with various effects settings that do the job live, though it is not a precise replication. He has said he does not take the ebow on tour for fear of losing it!