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    Reckless Abandon
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

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    Setting up your guitar right is also very important.

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  • strat_master
    Super Toneologist

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    OK i kidna ahve an idea it sounds like kinda vibrato sustaining note. UMM mine sounds nothing like that!!! GUys i need help how do you play a pinch harmonic properly??!?!? I always wanted to know who to do that!!!!! plz JOLLY HELP ME or anyone!

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  • Duke of Metal
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    pinch harmonics are more of a technique you do and how you do it, if you can do the technique the right way, you should be able to do it with gain or no gain and with any guitar.


    Duke

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  • southadc
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    You have to find them - as has been said, you kind of dig your thumb into the string a little as you pick. You have to pick in particular places too - if you have a strat, try just to the bridge side of the polepieces on the neck pickup, I find that one reasonably easy to find.

    There are several positions where you can pick and get a pinched harmonic (each sounding different), and these positions do vary slightly on different strings (I find they tend to move in the bridge direction a little as you move from the lower strings to the higher strings).

    I have to admit I'm no expert on them (particularly the screaming metal-type pinched harmonics some players seem to get out of the wound strings - wish I could do them better). I find it harder to get a decent sound if I'm playing with a scooped-mid sound. Dialling in the mids seems to help me voice them a bit better. I also find it easier when going throught the distortion channel than the clean channel.

    EDIT: learn the intro to 'Revolution is my name' by Pantera - I (try to!) use that one to practice pinch harmonics, as you have to play them on different strings and vary position.
    southadc
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    Last edited by southadc; 04-21-2004, 03:57 PM.

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  • JOLLY
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    Here's a song of mine I never finished....lol. It's loaded with pinch harmonics all over the place. You'll get the idea of what they sound like.

    http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Vi...hp?eltid=17120
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    Last edited by JOLLY; 04-21-2004, 03:24 PM.

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  • strat_master
    Super Toneologist

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    Well i just tried it with lotsa distoretion and i sue a hot rail in the bridge of my strat. Umm is it suppossed to kinda fedback and ring back even when the string really isnt moving? kinda like giving it extra sustain? cuz thats whats ive been doing not sur eif im doing it right.

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    Yeah and Van Halen in plenty

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  • jimlp
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    A pinch harmonic can be created by choking up on the pick so your thumb contacts the string right after the pick. The are sweet spots at different locations on the strings between the bridge and the neck the will ring louder and clearer than others, just listen to Zack Wylde he plays at least one a measure.

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    Well like the one you take at the 12th fret, just slightly holding a finger on the string and pluck or strum it....vupti one harmonic of the basic note.

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  • strat_master
    Super Toneologist

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    So what is harmonics?????

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    The harmonics comes from your guitar.....your pickup can only create what comes from the guitar.

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  • strat_master
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  • What are pinch harmonics? and what pick ups does it well?

    Hi guys what exactly are pinch harmonics? im not too sure. And then what pickups seems to have that well covered?
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