#1
Alright, so intermodulation is when the notes clash (when distortion is on), and it creates a horrible whammy/ delay effect. So I wanna know how to get rid of it. I wanna play Nightrain by GNR, but all the beginning chords have intermodulation interfering with them. It's a physics thing, and i don't understand physics that much. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!!
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#2
Turn your gain down...
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#3
If you are referring to the beats (rapid, repeating silences) created by the intermodulation of two notes, it is impossible to eliminate them. When the two audio signals (waves) combine, every so often, one will be positive as much as the other is negative, therefore they add up to zero, and no sound is produced. I guess maybe a delay/echo could be used to carry over the sound from before the beat into the time when the beat is actually occurring.

This should only be noticeable if you are playing two notes that are very similar though. If you are playing standard chords and this is happening, as the above poster said, turn your gain down.
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#4
The more you play it the better it should get. When you play you will make microtonal adjustments that you barely notice, but it should (over time and a bit of practice) resolve the intermodulation.
#5
Sounds more like your intonation is slightly out, it sometimes gives the same effect as intermodulation.
#6
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Sounds more like your intonation is slightly out, it sometimes gives the same effect as intermodulation.



I agree.
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#7
Ok, I did the 12th fret harmonic thing and my intonation is slightly sharp on some notes. How do I fix It?
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#8
If your using your strat, tighten the screw holding the saddle, to make the string longer. The. Retune and check inotation.
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#9
When your intonation is all lovely and set then you must learn to "Play in tune". Making little adjustments in pressure and intonating as you play. I used to get all hung up on intonation and certain combination of notes sounding slightly out, but half the battle is playing in tune.

It worked for me
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#10
So is this the same kind of idea as letting a high note ring out, muting it and the note still playing?

I just noticed that happening to me about 10 minutes ago... I thought it was kind of cool.
#11
Not exactly, that is called sympathetic tones, where the other strings resonate at their overtone frequencies in sympathy with whatever note you were playing before you muted it.

Intermodulation is when two frequencies sorta clash and create extra frequencies. Unfortunately instead of creating a frequency that is harmonious to the to fundamental frequencies it usually creates a mess of a sound!