#1
Up until about a week ago pinch harmonics were working on the SG but then they just kinda "stopped".
If I play unplugged I still get the harmonic ringing and they work on my other guitar.
I've tried out some different picks and stuff but it just doesn't work.
Also, if I do the harmonic and then turn up the guitars volume it isn't there but if I turn down the volume again you can still hear the harmonic ringing...

I had it setup three days before this happened.

edit: I changed the strings today and the harmonics worked again!
For 5 minuites, now they stopped and I'm back with the exact same problem...
They ring, but they don't come out of the amp.
Last edited by Nilpferdkoenig at Jan 24, 2009,
#2
New strings might be needed.

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#3
Quote by Chrisiphone
New strings might be needed.


I think that I got new ones with the set up.

edit: I just checked them, they look ****ing old.
I'll get some first thing in the morning
#4
Maybe its something to do with the amp. Get the amp checked out. Try pinched harmonics with another guitar plugged into it
#6
Your probably used to having your picking hand in a certain place for the harmonics. Since it has been set up, the correction of the intonation makes the "sweet spot" on the string in a slightly different place.
#8
Quote by Hella_Br00tal
Active Pickups? Replace the battery.


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Quote by theotherguy7145
Maybe its something to do with the amp. Get the amp checked out. Try pinched harmonics with another guitar plugged into it


They work fine with my Strat and my friends LP, it isn't the amp.

Quote by one vision
This might be stupid, but check your EQ.

Harmonics come out better if there's more treble.


My gains are at 5 and 10 and trebles at 7 and 10 plus my pickups are high out-put and very trebley, it isn't that.

Quote by Adam Loeke
Your probably used to having your picking hand in a certain place for the harmonics. Since it has been set up, the correction of the intonation makes the "sweet spot" on the string in a slightly different place.


I had it setup and it worked well for 3 days and then it capsized.
Last edited by Nilpferdkoenig at Jan 23, 2009,
#10
Is it a Gibson or Epi?
'Cos if it's epi I can help ya
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#11
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#12
measure the distant of your pickups to your strings when fretted please or take pics
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#13
Quote by SquierLolz
measure the distant of your pickups to your strings when fretted please or take pics


I'd say it's about half a centimetre when fretted, it's hight changes by only 1 milimetre when fretted, Tuno-o-matic bridge.

I can get a really weak harmonic by doing a pinch just before the bridge pickup instead of about inbetween the bridge and neck like I usually do.

#14
lower the pickup just a tiny bit

maybe it works
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#15
Quote by SquierLolz
lower the pickup just a tiny bit

maybe it works
lolshoes


does is my socks sir

Lower it?
How do I do that?
#16
turn the little screws next to the PU counter clockwise
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#17
Quote by SquierLolz
turn the little screws next to the PU counter clockwise


lol, I don't a screwdriver made for chipmunks
#18
you can use a normal one fool


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#20
Dont lower the pickups, sometimes pinch harmonics dont ring out well when your action is a bit too low. Try raising your action a little bit at a time until the harmonic rings out.
#21
you say you can hear the harmonics acoustically?

usually, if the note is being choked dead from low action, then you wont hear it acoustically either.

but either way, check out the green link in my sig.

talks about pup height, action adjustments, and chipmunk screwdrivers.

all in the first post. look it over then repost.
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#22
maybe the pickups are messing up. maybe the connections are a little messed, did you try on both pickups?
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#23
Quote by jj1565
you say you can hear the harmonics acoustically?

usually, if the note is being choked dead from low action, then you wont hear it acoustically either.

but either way, check out the green link in my sig.

talks about pup height, action adjustments, and chipmunk screwdrivers.

all in the first post. look it over then repost.

Yep your right, I guess I didnt read clearly enough. thanks for correcting me.
#24
^could still be it. maybe it's just not as strong a signal because there's not enough room to ring out?


but yeah, you;ll want to try both pups too.
Jenneh

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#25
Is your guitar on the bridge pickup? I know I had a bit of a problem with that a few days ago, but it turned out I had just left my toggle in the neck position silly me. "...no wonder I couldn't hit that squeal on Templars of Steel..."
#26
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Is your guitar on the bridge pickup? I know I had a bit of a problem with that a few days ago, but it turned out I had just left my toggle in the neck position silly me. "...no wonder I couldn't hit that squeal on Templars of Steel..."

Thats what I was going to say. Pinch harmonics work better with the bridge pickup. They are hard to do when you are using both pickups.
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#27
I was originally posting that to be a smartass, but then I remembered I had the same problem, and I felt all dirty inside without lending a helping hand
#28
@everyone above:

Yes, I'm using the bridge pickup with sufficient gain.
Yes, I hear them unplugged
My action is actually very low I think
jj1565, I have signatures deactivated, would you mind posting the link?
#29
Post a sound clip bro. These answeres that you are getting are pretty stupid to be honest. Post a clip with you trying a harmonic with the gain ALL the way up. Also try to get a natural harmonic in there. PLay G on the low E and then tap the string at the 12th fret. Also, don't do any of the things that were suggested by SquierLolz.
#30
Quote by customisbetter
Post a sound clip bro. These answeres that you are getting are pretty stupid to be honest. Post a clip with you trying a harmonic with the gain ALL the way up. Also try to get a natural harmonic in there. PLay G on the low E and then tap the string at the 12th fret. Also, don't do any of the things that were suggested by SquierLolz.


My sister took my microphone with her to Vienna :/

edit: I recorded a clip of them working on my Strat and of them sounding very weak/not working on my SG

I recorded them with my cell phone, quality isn't very good.

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Last edited by Nilpferdkoenig at Jan 24, 2009,
#31
It sounds like they are working, but you are just hitting the string in the wrong place. You can get a variety of different sounds by touching different parts of the strings. Just rock a note while moving your right hand back and forth on the string. you will find it. i had to do that on my new guitars...
#32
Quote by customisbetter
It sounds like they are working, but you are just hitting the string in the wrong place. You can get a variety of different sounds by touching different parts of the strings. Just rock a note while moving your right hand back and forth on the string. you will find it. i had to do that on my new guitars...


It's just frustrating that I used to be able to do them all over the string...
#34
Quote by customisbetter
sorry bro, thats how almost all guitars work. you have to explore.



Explore!


Thanks to everyone who helped, I'll just work on this one.

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#35
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#36
because you asked, here's the link.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=602241


and don't listen to the other guy that says this has nothing to do with the setup.

if you used to be able to do them on this guitar prior to setup, and still can do them on a different guitar. you can hear them ringing out, but not as loud.

then it's not stupid to assume there's been a change in the setup that's preventing the strings from ringing in the way they were before.

if you want to "explore" that, then go ahead. it's your guitar. good luck.
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