matthew96
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Join date: Nov 2012
199 IQ
#1
I have gotten pretty good at simple tapping licks. However i can only play them on the insane channel on my line 6 spider 3. Is this normal. With less distortion it doesn't sound as loud, but i do tap pretty hard and flick off the string. I have a squier strat so it may be the cheap pickups?? is it normal??
Steyr9001
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Join date: May 2012
534 IQ
#2
Make sure that you're tapping the string as close as possible to the fret, too far away and it sometimes won't ring out as well.
matthew96
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Join date: Nov 2012
199 IQ
#3
Yeap i do. Its just i can tap very well when their is a fair amount of distortion.
Livingtime
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Join date: Jan 2010
544 IQ
#4
Is your tone dial on the guitar down? That messes tapping up from my experience. Also Mids and Treble will help. If you can hear it with the amp off, you are doing it right
matthew96
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Join date: Nov 2012
199 IQ
#5
Nope my tone knob is at 10. I can hear it with the amp off. Mids and treble did help though!!
kemingt
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#6
Practice tapping on an acoustic. It will seem impossible at first, but it will pay big dividends in a short period of time provided you practice regularly
THE BEST UPGRADE FOR YOUR GUITAR IS PRACTICE
adamgur96
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#7
Quote by kemingt
Practice tapping on an acoustic. It will seem impossible at first, but it will pay big dividends in a short period of time provided you practice regularly


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Shor
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#8
Quote by matthew96
Yeap i do. Its just i can tap very well when their is a fair amount of distortion.

Honestly, you probably can't tap "very well" if you need a lot of distortion for it to sound good.
Just keep at it with moderate levels of distortions, and be critical to yourself to make sure each tap comes out clean. This isn't something you can rush.
Once you can tap very well, you'll be able to tap just as well with no distortion, and even on acoustics if you want.
Things with strings:
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t1mman
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Join date: Aug 2011
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#9
Keep on practicing, you'll get it eventually!