#2
Acoustics tend to have higher action, so you have to push the string down further, that and the strings are thicker and the tension is higher.
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#3
I dont know if there's an actual answer
there is more sustain on an electric guitar and in general the strings are much finer and easier to manipulate just as bending is easier,
I do believe its the amount of sustain on the notes that makes them hard
#4
Also the vibration for a hammer-on/ pull off is very weak compared to a strum or pick, so it does'nt get amplified very much.

You need to do them alot harder on an acoustic to make them sound as loud as a picked note.
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#5
Quote by Birchall17
Acoustics tend to have higher action, so you have to push the string down further, that and the strings are thicker and the tension is higher.


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#6
you gotta work on em, get your fingertips nice and hard and they'll be easier to do and sound better
#7
Idk but on electric they are really easy especially on my RG
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#9
i play my acoustic mostly, and i'm actually surprised when i get a real loud hammer on when i play my electric (about 10% of the time).

Really they aren't hard at all
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#10
It's a combination of higher action, heavier gauge strings, and lack of practice that makes hammers and pulls difficult on an acoustic vs. an electric. Nobody ever said it would be easy. Well, somebody probably did, but they were wrong.
#12
Quote by darkwolf291
i never said i couldnt do them..i was just wondering why they were harder


They wont be if you practice. It just takes tiiiime. Be patient.
#13
Quote by GC Shred Off
They wont be if you practice. It just takes tiiiime. Be patient.


its true, then your electric will seem too easy (if you have one)
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#14
they are not metallic strings, so they dont really sound good, it sounds really weak, and it doesnt sound good
#15
well acoustic definetly needs more strength, as the strings are harder to press, and actions higher and of course because its not amplified like electric. so u just need to build ur fingers right, enabling you to do it with enough force, it gets much easier later on
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