#1
Hi all

I can't seem to get a good sound when pulling off to the high E string on my MIJ Squier Strat.

The song I'm attempting to play is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol3zgrD-gV0.

e|------------------12p0--10p0-----------------|
B|------10p0--12p0--------------12p0--10p0--12-| 
G|----9----------------------------------------|-
D|-10-------10----10----10----10----10----10---| 
A|---------------------------------------------| 
D|---------------------------------------------|

I've tried both raising and lowering the action on the string but no avail.

Can anyone shed some light on this issue?

Thanks in advance
#2
The trick is to pull it a little when pulling off so that the open string can ring.

Edit: I really do mean a little. Enough to catch your finger as you raise it.
Last edited by Silent Murder at Mar 16, 2011,
#3
Kind of difficult to tell without seeing your technique to be honest, is there anyway you can post a video of you trying to play it?
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#4
I can't post a video as I have no way of recording guitar onto my computer.

Essentially what is happening is I'm pulling off but the e string is flicking off of the neck which means it's not ringing out. I can pull of perfectly on the b string.
#5
Quote by Ghefly
I can't post a video as I have no way of recording guitar onto my computer.

Essentially what is happening is I'm pulling off but the e string is flicking off of the neck which means it's not ringing out. I can pull of perfectly on the b string.


Then the problem is probably that your pull-off motion is too big and exaggerated, make it smaller and you should be good to go, although the practice may take a while if you've practiced the larger motion a lot.
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