here's the video
the guitarist, james iha, has some kind of mysterious device in his right hand. you can get a good view of it at 3:00. i assembled a world famous team of analysts and they couldn't figure it out so i decided to bring it somewhere where i know i'd get the right answer
i had sonuvbob fire the entire team of analysts without severance pay ha ha ha!!
anyway what is this strange thing
oh never mind a simple search answered my question.
it's an "electronic bow", it uses an electrical charge to vibrate the string
also Zortch and LeafHouse knew so my thread is not totally fruitless. good job teamliquid mystery solving team!