Registered User
Join date: Jun 2006
401 IQ
Are Pinch Harmonics only done on amps or is there a way to tell if your are doing a Pinched Harmonic without an amp? Please Help
The Roaming Minstrel
Join date: Feb 2006
951 IQ
you can do a pinch harmonic without an amp although you can rarely hear them.
Join date: Mar 2006
562 IQ
You should be able to hear it softly not through an amp...
If you're doing it right you can do it on an acoustic guitar aswel.
It just sounds a lot better and rings more through amps (Especially with distortion)
~ J6hn
Join date: Jul 2006
4,022 IQ
Wrong forum, I'll help you out, though. Pinched harmonics are possible w/o an amp, but there is no squeal, so pretty much you need one or there isn't a point.
Quote by beadhangingOne
What happened to Snake?




Quote by TunerAddict
you can take my mouse and keyboard from my cold, slightly orange from cheetos, dead fingers

Quote by Baby Joel
Isis is amazing
Join date: Mar 2005
1,905 IQ
^I wouldn't totally agree with that. Pinch harmonics are usually done on recordings with lots of gain, so that's the way people are used to hearing them. I, for one, think that they also sound good other ways, i.e., unplugged and acoustic.
"UG God"
Join date: May 2005
3,872 IQ
Once you start being able to do them with distortion, practice them with less, then no distortion, then completely unplugged.

It'll help you do them better with distortion if you can do them without.
Populus vult decipi. Decipiatur.

Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
It's can be a contraction and genitive case.

Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
If you cut down on these costs students won't learn so well, effecting the "quality"...