#1
Any tips on getting pinch harmonics on E A and D strings? Mostly E and A.

I use mostly Ernie Ball Slinky's.

So should getting a thicker guage string help???
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#2
pratice, i can do pinches on a .60 B string. its not hard.
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#3
Yeah, just practice, it'll come.
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#4
I've got beef slinky's on my BC Rich and get really good PH's on all the strings. It's tuned to drop B (I don't know if that helps with harmonics or not though).
I find that with the lower notes you get more of a chime sound rather than a high pitch squeel.
5th fret A string is a really good one.
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#5
yeah it is just a matter of practice. it took my a while to get pinchin on the lower strings.
#6
^ yeah that chime thing happens with me too, and ideas on how to make this more of a squeal?
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#7
pratice, i can do ZW pinches on my 7 string all day. just try pinching in different places
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^ yeah that chime thing happens with me too, and ideas on how to make this more of a squeal?


Some harmonics just have a lower pitched sound. Where you actually pluck the string can vary this.

For real high pitch squeels I use natural harmonics and just go nuts on the wammy bar
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#9
It all depends on what kind of harmonics you are trying to seek, if you are trying to get a "killswitch engage" or "Zakk Wylde" type of harmonic with heavy "vibrato" sound i would recomend a smaller guage string and also let your thumb touch the node between the inside of your pickups, but for "natural harmonics" i would recomend a slightly heavier guage and pick close to your bridge but it all matters what tuning you are in for drop b try 10-56 guage for standard or drop d tuning use 10-46. The most important thing is to practice as much as you can. For any questions just P.M. me.
#10
i have studied and practiced pinch harmonics for several months and can do one on every string and every fret. it takes alot of time
#12
^i should try that. . .
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#13
i actually find them easier on the thicker strings
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^i should try that. . .


you will need high output pickups to hear it clearly
#15
i got high output pups.
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#16
I find it much harder to do them on the higher strings, mostly the high E.
#17
try 3rd fret a string, thats an easy one to get
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#19
try using vibrato on the low E string it helps make it sound better
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#21
just practice. A couple months ago I cold barely do them, but now I could do them like 95% of the time.
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#22
you can do it with the joint of your thumb and the tip of your thumb and you can do it with an upstroke with your index finger but that is pretty difficult, zakk wylde used this technique on "stillborn".
#23
Its not you its you equipment/tone.... If u have single coils it will be harder. Crank the gain, or distortion.
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#24
i can honestly say that i havent gotten down this technique, mostly because i've been playing alot of acoustic fingerstyle lately, Click below for details. Anyways once i get get bored enough with my superb fingersyle skills i'll move back to the electirc and finally attempt to defeat jimmy.
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#25
i have an EMG 81 on the bridge, but a dimebag signature from seymour duncan is way better with harmonics but i would only recommend the dime for metal or really serious blues