Guired
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#1
I stumbled across this YouTube clip with a live performance and I like the sound
of the guitar.

My question is, how do one make the sound?

To point out which sound I'm wondering about it appears at
0:15-0:21
0:41-0:56
1:52-2:15
3:12-3:35
Last edited by Guired at Feb 16, 2013,
Zaphod_Beeblebr
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#2
There's nothing really odd going on there at all: he's strumming some chords and then playing some single note stuff with some vibrato and maybe some microtonal bends to give it that slightly bluesier edge.

If you mean the thin-as-anything tone then it's all from the piezo pickup on that acoustic.
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Guired
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#3
I don't mean the general sound of the whole song, I mean the characteristic sound appearing
between these time codes.

0:15-0:21
0:41-0:56
1:52-2:15
3:12-3:35

It sounds like a metal spring or an effect used in old porn movies (so I've heard).

Do you have a clip with this technique where I can see the guitar player?
Zaphod_Beeblebr
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#4
The sound you're thinking of isn't due to technique, it's all about note choice and groove. There is nothing physically interesting about what he's doing at any point.
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llBlackenedll
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#5
Quote by Guired
I don't mean the general sound of the whole song, I mean the characteristic sound appearing
between these time codes.

0:15-0:21
0:41-0:56
1:52-2:15
3:12-3:35

It sounds like a metal spring or an effect used in old porn movies (so I've heard).

Do you have a clip with this technique where I can see the guitar player?

It's exactly what Zaph said... plus they're doing quite a bit of muting for percussive effect (as in, lightly resting the fretting hand fingers over all the strings so that they do not ring out and strumming). They're using varying degrees of power (again for rhythmic effect) when they hit the strings which probably helps accentuate the sound you're talking about.
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Last edited by llBlackenedll at Feb 21, 2013,
bburritt1
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#6
Think chapman stick rhythm. I love using this particular technique while playing acoustic. Especially usefull when your by yourself jamming with friends and no drummer or a guy who can't keep a decent beat.
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