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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I pick very hard, im mostly a rhythm player but i play lead every once and a while, but most strings i use dont have heavy enough bottom strings (EAD strings) so when i play i knock them out of tune, i play everything from metallica to dio, its a LP scale, and i play in E flat, what should i do?
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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM   #2
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If you're pushing your strings out of tune just by playing them, something else is wrong. You need a setup, looking in particular at the nut and bridge.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 PM   #3
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its set up, i mean it booms out of tune when i hit a chord hard, it doesnt stay out of tune just for a second when i hit them hard, and its very annoying, especially when im recording
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 PM   #4
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its set up, i mean it booms out of tune when i hit a chord hard, it doesnt stay out of tune just for a second when i hit them hard, and its very annoying, especially when im recording


Nah, somethings wrong with the setup. Might be a bad nut or intonation etc. Take it back to the tech who set it up and tell him he didn't do a proper job.
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its set up, i mean it booms out of tune when i hit a chord hardÖ


You have poor technique. Slow down, relax, donít fret so hard, and donít bash your pick into the strings. Grow out the nails on your fretting hand enough that theyíll dig into the fretboard if you push enough to hit a note sharp. Practice clean jazz rhythms to get your strumming under control.
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Old Today, 02:42 AM   #6
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You have poor technique. Slow down, relax, donít fret so hard, and donít bash your pick into the strings. Grow out the nails on your fretting hand enough that theyíll dig into the fretboard if you push enough to hit a note sharp. Practice clean jazz rhythms to get your strumming under control.

its not a bad technique, its just the way i play, i play a lot of jazz and blues, but when i get into it i pick hard, and my fretting hand is actually quite soft,
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Old Today, 03:04 AM   #7
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its not a bad technique, its just the way i play, i play a lot of jazz and blues, but when i get into it i pick hard, and my fretting hand is actually quite soft,


its technique. you need to control your movements. all of them. fretting hand as well as picking hand.

what are you using for picks? what guitar is it? what pickups? are the pickups too high that you are hitting a pole or something?
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