#1
I've been playing guitar for a while, and ever since I got it I have been wondering how to get the guitar to sound smooth, like it is talking, it's not a wah, I was thinking it was maybe a dynamic or auto-wah but I'm still not sure, I was also thinking maybe you had to have 2 pick-ups to do it and like they pick-up the sound at different times and kinda mix them together, but yeah that's to technical I think, but anyways, here is a video showing what I mean. It's the second sound he does, he is just demonstracting a pedal, but at first he does the smooth sound with the pedal turned off and it's just a fuzz pedal. So, can anyone help? It's the after he stops playing at the beginning and talks a little, then he plays it.

Right here it is
#2
im not sure what u mean but.... i used to have a starcaster tht sounded terrible. scratchy and flat.

i have a paul reed smith now and the clean on this guitar is warm and creamy i think thts wht u mean by needing a smooth sound. it prolly just depends on the woods used in yur body and the quality of yur pickups.
#3
just use your neck p-up
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#4
also mess with ur tone knobs. santana uses deeper clean tones at first to invite the listener into the song then he switches to an edgier sound later.
#5
Ah, I see, but he also has the harder sound
So like that guitar he is using plays both hard and smooth. I'm using a BC Rich Warlock with just 1 humbucker, but it all sounds harse, I have tried all kinds of settings on Equalizer pedals, and Flanger pedals set at low depths... but no avail!
#8
yea man BC Rich probably isnt the best choice for that smooth sound... get something hollow
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#9
Beside that, its a slightly overdriven amp. On a tube amp, thats clean channel, with a bit of volume (enough for a tiny bit of breakage).. on a good neck pickup (single coils especially) it sounds creamy, smooth and wonderful. Try lots of mids too...
#10
A BC Rich, eh?

Well, that's the problem right there.

They aren't made to make smooth sound.
#11
Ha, well thanks all, what about a Squair with 3 single coils, can I get the sound with that?
#15
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#16
well I've got a fender tele. I think I know exactly what smooth creamy sound you're talking about .
#19
My LP Standard Plays smooth with both pickups active, in fact I love the tone so much through my Marshall 5 mins can become 5hrs, but you have to have gage 9 strings makes me all warm inside, oh wait I just wet my pants.