#1
I have a Godin Freeway Classic and I'm new with the whammy bar or tremelo so any tips or tricks you can give me? I play rockish metal music and some classic rock like guns n roses and pink floyd
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#2
well does it lift up to raise the pitch or does it only go down, coz if so no whammy tricks for you!
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#3
try hitiing a natural harmonic and bend it with the bar or some artificial harmonics sound cool when pulled upward.
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#4
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try hitiing a natural harmonic and bend it with the bar or some artificial harmonics sound cool when pulled upward.

he said he has a normal whammy bar. not a floyd rose type.

and to the threadstarter, don't lift up that bar on your bridge, or else you'll break it like i did.

i use a zr bridge now in my new ibanez guitar
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#5
You can still divebomb harmonics, you just can't pull them up past pitch.
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#6
Whammy bars are just the rod. The tremolo is the part that changes. If you don't have a Floyd Rose or Kahler, then you aren't going to get very many tremelo tricks other than divebombs and little vibratos.
#7
I think you can do tons of fun stuff with a regular trem, I have loads of fun with the one on my strat. The main trick I do is turn my volume knob all the way down, strongly vibrato a note and have my guitar close to and facing my amp and then slowly turn your volume back up and you should get a nice feedback on the desired note your playing and then I whammy the feedback and its pretty awesome, you dont have to do the vibrato on a specific note or even on any at all like you can just whammy any feedback but I do the vibrato thing cause I usually do this at the intros of my songs so I usually feedback the root note of the key the song is in. Other than that I usually just use it in solos here and there, just whammy a note and pull off to the next note and I sometimes whammy a chord im playing instead of strumming it again, and aslong as the springs in the back are tight enough it shouldnt come out of tune very often, like I go nuts on mine and I rarely tune the thing, although its the trem off fenders clapton sig strat, hope that helped
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#8
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well does it lift up to raise the pitch or does it only go down, coz if so no whammy tricks for you!

I have the exact same guitar as him (Godin Freeway Classic ) and the tremolo only goes down...

I wish I had a FloydRose...
#9
Edward Van halen rigged his whammy bar to go down. Learn from the great.
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