#1
This can become the official "How do they do that?" thread if you all would like, but first, I have my own question.

"How do they..."

I keep hearing in different songs a long note on electric guitar and it slowly transitions into it's harmonic counterpart without losing any of it's amplitude and whathaveyou.

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?

I understand harmonics and can play pinch harmonics to some degree, so I am not asking how to go about playing a pinch or natural harmonic necessarily.

Good examples are in Tool's song "10,000 Days (Wings Pt. 2)", the solo does this over and over. Also at the end of the riff in the beginning of "Dead Skin Mask" by Slayer.

Anyone?
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#2
Are you talking about the feedback on the dead skin mask trade off intro? Im pretty sure its just feedback.
#3
High gain and volume on a tube amp = long sustain that turns into feedback.
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What is a tube amp? And is this type of amp required to make this effect happen?

Also, any idea why Slayer doesn't produce this sound live? I was watching them on YouTube and none of the live videos had this effect happen.

BTW, thanks for the quick responses!
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#5
WEll the closest thing besides feedback is when u lightly tap the stiring just about the 22nd fret but thats not really a slow transition
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High gain and volume on a tube amp = long sustain that turns into feedback.



+1


Before I had a tube amp, it was a lot harder to get defined feedback
#7
You make it happen - Hold a note and give the string a very slight vibrato and eventually the note will turn into controlled feedback. It sounds good when done right
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or use an ebow.

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its fun, but its hard to use creatively.
#11
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What is a tube amp? And is this type of amp required to make this effect happen?


An expensive amp the uses a different type of technology than solid state and modelling: vaccum tubes. And yup, they are much better than the other types.


Also, any idea why Slayer doesn't produce this sound live? I was watching them on YouTube and none of the live videos had this effect happen.


Because they don't want it?... Adam Jones from Tool likes to use a lot of feedback in his songs. Just listen to Stinkfist, for example, but maybe you know what I'm talking about...
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Quote by strat1234567890
What is a tube amp? And is this type of amp required to make this effect happen?

Also, any idea why Slayer doesn't produce this sound live? I was watching them on YouTube and none of the live videos had this effect happen.

BTW, thanks for the quick responses!


I just saw them live a few days ago and I am prett sure they did
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I just saw them live a few days ago and I am prett sure they did

Maybe they do. I don't know.
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#14
hey i have a "how do they do that?" question. How do you do a pick slide that actually sounds good?
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hey i have a "how do they do that?" question. How do you do a pick slide that actually sounds good?

Beats me. Mine never sound anything like they do in the songs.
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#16
^^ Beats me too. Never ever heard one used in any goddamn song, so I might not be an authority here.
#17
ive always thought "how the F*ck" everytime i hear metallica's master of puppets album or ...and justice for all. how can james hetfield possible play that fast with such ease and sing at the same time? its takes 110% of my concentration just the play the guitar.
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ive always thought "how the F*ck" everytime i hear metallica's master of puppets album or ...and justice for all. how can james hetfield possible play that fast with such ease and sing at the same time? its takes 110% of my concentration just the play the guitar.

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#19
I need someone to help me how to get a really chunky sound when I pick. John Frusciante is the best example I can think of right now. The chunky sound really stands out in the solos from Strip My Mind and Wet Sand on Stadium Arcadium. Please someone help me.
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ive always thought "how the F*ck" everytime i hear metallica's master of puppets album or ...and justice for all. how can james hetfield possible play that fast with such ease and sing at the same time? its takes 110% of my concentration just the play the guitar.

Oh,,,silly children,,,,James doesnt sing and play all that fast,,,,,listen to some Ensiferum or Wintersun,,,,,Jari blows James out of the water in that regard,,,,,and most other regards too,,,,but you'll learn that in time,,,,,
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ive always thought "how the F*ck" everytime i hear metallica's master of puppets album or ...and justice for all. how can james hetfield possible play that fast with such ease and sing at the same time? its takes 110% of my concentration just the play the guitar.


Maybe cause Kirk Hammett plays guitar and James Hetfield Sings?

Or do you mean when he's singing and playing at the same time? those parts are quite easy.
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Oh,,,silly children,,,,James doesnt sing and play all that fast,,,,,listen to some Ensiferum or Wintersun,,,,,Jari blows James out of the water in that regard,,,,,and most other regards too,,,,but you'll learn that in time,,,,,


ur nuts for saying james doesnt play very fast just because someone else does it faster. thats like saying SRV wasnt that great of a blues player because jimi hendrix and eric clapton was/is better at it.
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#23
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ur nuts for saying james doesnt play very fast just because someone else does it faster. thats like saying SRV wasnt that great of a blues player because jimi hendrix and eric clapton was/is better at it.

the things he played while singing may have been fast,,,,but they were never technically difficult,,,their are a few exceptions,,,but i can't let myself believe that,,,,i havent liked Metallica in a good 3 years now,,,,,playing nothing but metallica for 3 years with a Met fanboy will do that,,,,,so don't take my opinion all that seriously,,,,,
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Maybe cause Kirk Hammett plays guitar and James Hetfield Sings?

Or do you mean when he's singing and playing at the same time? those parts are quite easy.


james hetfield plays just as much as kirk hammett does... james does the rhythm while kirk does the lead... not understanding ur point.