They really didn’t make that very clear in the vid. Also I might actually give this a try. I just bought my first Ebow about a month ago. I'm not knocking it, but I did spend the entirety of the video waiting for that cool-you-can't-do-that-with-an-ebow moment. By continuing to use Reverb, you agree to these updates, and to our cookie policy. Whether or not it will be come as beloved as the EBow remains to be seen. But you can preorder your Aeon today, for an expected ship date of April 30, on Reverb now. You must log in or register to reply here. I guess it's a different shape and a little cheaper but functionally it seems pretty much identical. In many guitar forums, you can find schematics for building your own similar device—along with complaints about the EBow’s playability and price—but questions for true alternatives have, until now, remained unanswered. The Aeon is powered by a pair of custom-designed transducers and TC reckons this new modern-day take on the EBow could be a winner.The basic principle with an EBow is it will oscillate your strings and make them sustain – the Aeon … For starters, TC Electronic promises that the Aeon’s transducers create a signal powerful enough that the device doesn’t need to be held directly above a string to create the effect. As usual I would buy anything that guy pushes. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Please check the fields highlighted in red. TC Electronic’s AEON is the first real hand-held rival to the EBow… I wonder if the TC … I compared the Aeon and the EBow in my Electronic Musician column, but a head to head (to head) video comparison is very welcome. Thanks. Now Joyo has entered the infinite sustainer market with the new JGE-01 Infinite Sustainer. To reflect our commitment, we updated our terms and conditions. As to its function, it is probably worth the money as compared to the ebow, but performance is not near to the same level. I guess it's a different shape and a little cheaper but functionally it seems pretty much identical. Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. I do things where I play a sustaining melody with the ebow on the B string and then pluck arpeggios on the low E, A, and D with my thumb. PLN This entry was posted in Gear and tagged ambient , avant-garde , Chords of Orion , Ebow , experimental , gear , guitar , improvisation , Joyo Infinite Sustainer , TC Electronic Aeon … I’ll withhold judgment on the marketing speak to see if they really improved on the ebow after seeing some practical demos. Basically, the two things going for the Aeon are its price and size. Cons Not quite as comfortable to use as the EBow. I'll so get one of these to get my Marillion - Misplaced Childhood on! I'm more intrigued by the guitar he's playing. Just this time around they have the TC Electronics brand to lend their copys credibility? The EBow string sustainer is a great tool for lending mystery to a song and extracting yourself form a same-old-solo rut. This unit is similar in size to both the Ebow and the Aeon. Now , if it made sounds like Geese flying over head, ya might have something. TC Electronic Challenges the EBow with Its New Aeon Sustainer V8 If you’re a guitarist (or an adventurous bass player) and you’ve ever wanted to create swelling, endlessly sustaining notes à la U2, Sigur Rós, or any number of sustain-loving artists, chances are you’ve reached for an EBow. Based on your location, we've changed your settings: Shipping Region: The Aeon also uses transducers to excite the strings but then the design veers off in a different direction, addressing three weaknesses of the EBow. Aeon String Sustainer. And, at $70 USD, it’s a good bit cheaper than a brand-new EBow. My son ran into Rev. Poland, What bridges the gap between a Strat and a Les Paul. Um.....$69.99? By clicking Subscribe, I agree my data may be used for marketing purposes including email communications and third party marketing. Then TC Electronic released its Aeon string sustainer last year. What is that beauty? Pros Easy to use. Guitar Center has them for pre-sale at $69.99. Learn More, Aeon String Sustainer - Official Product Video. What does this offer over my ebow? If you’re a guitarist (or an adventurous bass player) and you’ve ever wanted to create swelling, endlessly sustaining notes à la U2, Sigur Rós, or any number of sustain-loving artists, chances are you’ve reached for an EBow. I guess it's a different shape and a little cheaper but functionally it seems pretty much identical.