One of the most distinct sound of this decade (00’s) come from Coldplay. Although Chris Martin may be the brains behind the song, the sound is really created live onstage by Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland.
One of the most distinct sounds comes from his use of the Electronic Bow (E-Bow), which can be heard on songs such as “Spies” and “Amsterdam”.
An electronic bow is just that: an electronic device that simulates the effect a bow would have on a guitar strings. It can hold a note, as well as fade in and out by moving the device away from the string.