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Old 10-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Harmonics

Using a crappy guitar trying to hit harmonics makes things harder correct?
Examples would be pulling off the harmonics in cemetary Gates by Pantera.

Or do you just need an amplifier with high gain?
or do you just need to keep practicing? or is it a combo of all 3... lol
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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As long as your guitar has a decent setup then I would say that has the least impact. The biggest impact IMO is technique so a lot of practice is a must. A lot of gain will make them really jump out and squeal like Dime does them, but not entirely necessary. You can still do them with only a fair amount of gain, but then they will sound more like the ones Brian May does in the outro solo of We Are The Champions.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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High gain and treble.
Learn to do pinch harmonics and how to sustain it's sound.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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getting them to sound properly is all up to technique, getting them to have sustain is probably gear
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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you've gotta remember where the nodes are. they will change location and will fade as your strings corrode
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
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Your guitar set up, and type, matter. If its old, if the pick ups are old, the wiring is old, action is to high intonation isn't adjusted. It can be very hard to hit a harmonic pinch. but like some of the others say you should still be able to hit a few dull ones.

even if you have a good amp, but your guitar sucks or your strings are old it can be hard to get good pinches. I have an old remake of a tele wore out like that. just needs new hardware. but It takes a really shitty guitar with old strings to make it that bad.

some amps & speakers don't get sensitive until you turn em up loud, then they get heavy. Like big speakers are made for loud volume proper wattage is important.

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you've gotta remember where the nodes are. they will change location and will fade as your strings corrode


strings die in about a week on my guitar. I can tell a huge difference after about a week with new strings maybe less if I play alot. they get dull and they don't ring out well. but the sweet spot will move? mcshred?

Also a thicker pick might help, I use a 2.0mm
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #7
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you've gotta remember where the nodes are. they will change location and will fade as your strings corrode

No they won't they'll stay exactly the same, it will get harder to tease the harmonics out though if the strings are shagged.
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