OperaIsNotMusic
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#1
Hi, i just got my first electric from my dad on christmas. Its an black ibanez electric guitar, and along with many neat features, it has a pickstick, so i don't have to use a pick all the time. The problem is that when i try to pick the stings with it, the strings get all wobbely and it dosnt sound good. Good guitarplayers like steve vai and alexi from children of bodom picks with the guitars pickstick in the solos and it sounds good, but when i try, i fail. Sorry for noob question, but my dad couldn't fix it for me.
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#3
Are you talking about a somewhat slender bar coming out from the right side of where the strings go into?

It sounds like you're trying to pick with a floating tremolo's whammy bar, while it's still attached to the bridge. If so, this is very very horrifyingly wrong.
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#4
^exactly what I was thinking and I can only imagine the results, lol
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#5
What's a pickstick?

If it looks like this, it's actually a whammy bar...

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OperaIsNotMusic
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#7
Quote by Woffelz
What's a pickstick?

If it looks like this, it's actually a whammy bar...


Yes its exactly like that, just without the plastic end. Shuld i return the guitar?
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#8
You Don't Pick With That!!!
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#9
While some of the best innovations came from people not knowing what they were doing, this isn't one of them.

Look up some videos on YouTube of how to play guitar, or if you want to spring for an instructional DVD. Better yet, a guitar teacher. Just... stop doing what you're doing right now.
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tl;dr How does one safely remove the smell of a corpse from a banjo?


Would you run down past the fence?

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#10
Holy suit!! Can we get some clips of your efforts? The "pickstick" is for bending already picked notes.
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#11
The guy from (I think) Dinosaur Jr. holds the bar on his Jaguar with his pinkie and ring finger while he strums, gives it a cool worbly effect. I'm guessing this sounds like an extreme version of that, only much less playable.
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tl;dr How does one safely remove the smell of a corpse from a banjo?


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#14
You just need to learn how to use it.
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#16
Quote by OperaIsNotMusic
Well, i dont see the point of having a bar like that if im not gonna use it... :/ Shuld i rather get a guitar whitout a wammy stick like that, like this or something?

Let me get this straight...You wanted to use the whammy bar when you thought it was for picking, but now that you know it's not for picking, you don't want to have it at all?

Have you even tried to use it correctly? It's typically used to add a vibrato effect.

And you don't have get a new guitar if you don't want to use it. Just don't use it and you're good.
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#17
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#18
I go to sleep for 8 hours and I miss this.

The only way we can help you TS is with a video demonstration.
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#19
Oh My God. This guy is a serious troll or a complete noob. And I read one thread where he said he's "at least intermediate" guitarist and recommends people to use tabs to remember the notes on fretboard. In another thread he said bass is useless. And his name is "OperaIsNotMusic". I mean WTF? That really shows something about TS.

Sorry if I'm too harsh but I expected the TS to be troll. But after reading some of his posts/threads seems like he isn't.
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#20
The metric system, bro, the metric system.
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#21
I really hope he's not a troll.
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