#1
I understand the method of doing Dimebag's high pitched squeals. Play a note, dive the bar, then touch a natural harmonic on the way back up. Is there any way to do these without a whammy bar? My guitar has a tune-o-matic bridge and does not cater to a bar.
#2
No, it's not possible sadly - it's a tremolo technique, if you don't have one then you can't do them. Without a moving bridge there's no way to create such an extreme change in pitch on an open string.

You can approximate them with something like a Digitech Whammy pedal or a controllable pitchshifter on a multi FX but they still don't really sound the same.
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#3
That's what I figured. I have been looking at Digitech Whammys since I cannot have a normal bar. Maybe I can get close to Dimebag's sound. Thanks for the info.
#4
You can bend the neck or headstock, but that's harmful to your guitar.
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That's what I figured. I have been looking at Digitech Whammys since I cannot have a normal bar. Maybe I can get close to Dimebag's sound. Thanks for the info.


It won't sound like a whammy bar. The nature of the pitch change and the digital tone produced sound completely different. It's a decent way of getting those crazy high notes but it doesn't sound like a whammy bar.

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You can bend the neck or headstock, but that's harmful to your guitar.


And won't get you the extremes of pitch change anyway.
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#6
you can do pinch harmonics on g string and just bend very far.. you can get sounds similar to the squeals at the end of cemetery gates minus about 30 seconds of sustain.

also you cant dive obviously, unless you prebend -> unbend.
#7
If you have the strength/pain threshold you can try this trick that Doug Aldrich uses here (Around 1:38 - 1:42) with a harmonic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qif4N7B-_G4 - It looks cool but hurts like hell.
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#8
So he plays a note or a harmonic, then bends the string before the nut?
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So he plays a note or a harmonic, then bends the string before the nut?

I believe so, yes.
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I read Dimebag used an octaver to get those squeels


You're wrong. There's plenty of video evidence of him getting them without.
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