#1
I´m a guitar player, i play guitar for a half year but my harmonics still sounds ****ty!!!! they are not high enough!!!
my equipment:
ESP LTD F-10 Set
Behringer Ultra Metal (UM100)
do i have to practice more or do i need petter pickups or something like this
(i´ve tried to go closer to the bridge with my right hand but then there were no harmonics i could hear)

edit:
yes i mean artifical/ pinched harmonics
Last edited by SP Xero at Aug 12, 2006,
#2
practice, practice, and practice, pickups dont really matter unless their really ****ty
#3
6 months is a little soon to be doing tricks like that, try cranking the mids and highs and gain, and try one on the 7th or 9th fret of the G string(3rd)
#5
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#7
You gotta make sure you're picking at the exact right spot, it can't just be anywhere on the string. For an octave higher harmonic, you have to hit the equivilant of 12 frets above the note you're picking, 5 or 17 frets for 2 octaves, 7 or 19 for the 5th... etc etc. It's the same concept as hitting a natural harmonic, you're just doing it with your picking hand instead of you're fretting hand.
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#11
hehe I used to not be able to do pinch harmonics at all....just everytime I would sit down and practice I would practice pinch harmonics......just gets easier and easier the more you practice them....just like everything else.
#12
Quote by SP Xero
I´m a guitar player, i play guitar for a half year but my harmonics still sounds ****ty!!!! they are not high enough!!!
my equipment:
ESP LTD F-10 Set
Behringer Ultra Metal (UM100)
do i have to practice more or do i need petter pickups or something like this
(i´ve tried to go closer to the bridge with my right hand but then there were no harmonics i could hear)

edit:
yes i mean artifical/ pinched harmonics
#13
i went tho whole sting truth, and ive seen that the harmonics go higher wenn i go closer to the bridge like you guys said, but i still cant get them high enough
thx @ all now i have to practice......
#14
Harmonics aren't neccessarily higher the closer you are to the bridge... like, say if you're doing a note on the 5th fret, trying doing the pinch right over the 10th fret, and that should be pretty high. that applys for any note, just go 5 frets higher and pick/pinch right there.
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Danelectro baritone
Rickenbacker 360/12
defretted Strat
lap steel
Yamaha CP-70
Yamaha P-90
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Kay Tenor Banjo
Oud
Sitar
Harmonium
Melodica
Cello

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#15
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6 months is a little soon to be doing tricks like that, try cranking the mids and highs and gain, and try one on the 7th or 9th fret of the G string(3rd)



I played for 5 months and I could do harmonics and pinch harmonics perfect.
#16
the best way to achieve a decent-sounding pinch harmonic is to add some treble to your amp settings and using the neck pickup...now, you have to strike the string at an angle where the flesh of your thumb barely taps the string right after the plectrum...you should aim to perform this right over a natural harmonic, preferrably where the 24th or 36th frets would be (just experiment to find the sweet spot), but every part of the string yields a different sounding harmonic, so search for it! - it also may be beneficial to add some vibrato to achieve a squealing effect

or you can cheat and tap the fret an octave higher than the note you're playing
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#17
now ive got it - now i can do my harmonics much higher but still not high enough - but with the guitar of my friend they go much, realy much easier and i can do a high harmonic without any problems..... so i think it has somthing to do with my eqiupment - im sure its my guitar cuz ive got now a new amp (marshall) and the problem is still the same.....
thanx a lot to all of you