#1
Okay, so I've had very little formal instruction. I use a squier strat, a fender practice amp, and a zoom g2.1u effects pedal. Can anyone tell me what configurations I need to make so that when I do finger tapping it actually makes a sound on the guitar because right now it's really weak.
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#2
Learn to tap properly.
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Learn to tap properly.

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#4
It's pretty much impossible to tap with that rig, dude.

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#7
Oh, well, thanks guys, pantera what do you mean by "lower action"?
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#9
Pratice one day maybe you'll be able to play with an amp lol
#10
I have to mention that you don't need a particularly low action to tap, nor do you need high gain. Although these things can help.

Remember, it is possible on an acoustic!

If you want your tapping to sound better, try tapping close to the frets (obv. not on the fret itself), and keep practicing to get it right.

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#11
It will make your taps sound good if you've got lots of high-gain distortion on, as they'll ring through better. However, just practice them cleanly, because playing under distortion tends to make you think you're playing better than you are (disguises your mistakes somewhat).
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#12
I've got a Squier Strat as well, and started out with an Acoustic Solutions amp and tapping on it IS crap, so buy a better amp, cos it sounds decent enough on my new Line 6 Spider IV
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#13
on cheaper guitars you usually need to pull off on the string harder to get any tapping sound at all. as for effects, some heavier distortion and maybe a chorus effect work well with tapping.
#14
Line 6 spider - Insane mode
Treble - all the way
Mid - tiny bit over half way
bass- middle
Overdrive - 2 or 3 bars over middle

(Insert guitar with decent pickups - Ibanez RG350dx - or any RG for that matter)
Tap away
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#16
Oh come on you gotta admit though it's not the worst amp you can get
It's a good small practice amp..
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#17
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Oh come on you gotta admit though it's not the worst amp you can get
It's a good small practice amp.. if guitar shop owners didn't flog them so much i believe the line 6 spider would have because this 'travesty'


I agree with this. I own one, and it's not too horrible. I don't exactly like it, but I can't afford a new amp so .

However, telling someone to use the insane channel is terrible advice. The insane channel sucks so bad. Why would you ever use that?
#18
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I agree with this. I own one, and it's not too horrible. I don't exactly like it, but I can't afford a new amp so .

However, telling someone to use the insane channel is terrible advice. The insane channel sucks so bad. Why would you ever use that?



How can you not use the insane channel?
The metal channel is so bland it's terrible.. in fact the metal setting is only good IMO for punk.. but then again it's personal preference.

Also I'm in your boat... i can't exactly afford a new amp so I'm stuck with it..
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#19
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How can you not use the insane channel?
The metal channel is so bland it's terrible.. in fact the metal setting is only good IMO for punk.. but then again it's personal preference.

Also I'm in your boat... i can't exactly afford a new amp so I'm stuck with it..


The insane channel was the result of someone asking "How much gain can we pile on before the amp explodes?" It's terrible. Everything sounds messy on it. I don't use any of the distortion channels though, none are very good. I use a pedal.
#20
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The insane channel was the result of someone asking "How much gain can we pile on before the amp explodes?" It's terrible. Everything sounds messy on it. I don't use any of the distortion channels though, none are very good. I use a pedal.



Ahh well i only believe it sounds messy if you haven't messed around with the bass/treble etc settings for a while and i guess it depends on your playing style.

Hmph i need some distortion pedals.. once again money is an issue (Insert means to find a job here)
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#22
Yeah ok.. no need for sarcasm...
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