#1
Hey everyone, im teaching myself pinch harmonics, and i can get the harmonic sound, i just want to know if there are any amp settings that make them sound any better. cheers
#2
scoop the mids (put em on 0), as much distortion as possible. And do them around the neck pickup. makes almost pig-like squeals.
#4
Actually, I find midrange essential for getting better harmonics. Yes, max out the gain, but keep the mids at around 6 or 7, with the treble maxed out as well.
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#6
Lots of gain, lots of treble, nail them around the bridge pickup, HOLY ****!!!!!!
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#7
"pinched harmonics" no pinch...its not salt, its a nasty billy gibbons harmonic with a TV dinner
#8
Quote by qotsa1998
scoop the mids (put em on 0), as much distortion as possible. And do them around the neck pickup. makes almost pig-like squeals.


What?

I don't think I'd recommend scooping mids for anything, esspecially harmonics.
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#9
yeah Dudage is right...Let the mids in the game dude
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Quote by qotsa1998
scoop the mids (put em on 0), as much distortion as possible. And do them around the neck pickup. makes almost pig-like squeals.


That's very silly. Harmonics ARE midrange frequencies - if you scoop the mids then you're just killing them.
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#12
lots of gain, treble, low mid, bass set to um, half way,
and select the neck pickup, with your tone as high as possible
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Quote by sum_ugly_man
lots of gain, treble, low mid, bass set to um, half way,
and select the neck pickup, with your tone as high as possible


you will NEVER get good pinched harmonics with the neck pickup (compared to the bridge anyway)

i think as long as you have lots of gain and the bridge pickup selected it'll be fine
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Quote by samtewari
you will NEVER get good pinched harmonics with the neck pickup (compared to the bridge anyway)

i think as long as you have lots of gain and the bridge pickup selected it'll be fine



i meant to say bridge pup, my bad im not feeling too good,XD you can get harmonics with the neck pickup? i cant...
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Quote by sum_ugly_man
i meant to say bridge pup, my bad im not feeling too good,XD you can get harmonics with the neck pickup? i cant...


you can get them
they just don't ring out and squeel as much
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#16
A lot of gain definately helps, but I really don't think scooping your mids is necessary. I have my mids cranked all the way up and I have no problem producing pinch harmonics.
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#17
i like to use the bridge pu to get them the neck just sounds muddy...also crank the volume up
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#18
I get great pinch harmonics on the neck as well as bridge pickup. I can get them on any string and any note. Adequate distortion and plenty of treble. I play mids on 6-8. It has just as much to do with technique as the amp.
#19
It isn't hard to get a pinch harmonic on the neck pickup, it just sounds nicer on the bridge if you ask me.
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#20
^Yeah I agree its a little more difficult. But throw in a few pinch harmonics on the neck pickup while playing blues. Sweet.
#21
i get pinchs much much better at the bottom of the neck pickup than the bridge pup
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#22
Well lots of treble, gain, and distortion and highs on the pedal and then also I would say try it on the 4th string on the 2nd fret and just move around on the string to find the sweet spot and make sure to use vibrato
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#23
NEVER scoop the mids. EVER. You'll kill anyone who has an ear for tone. Especially don't scoop mids for harmonics. I can get plenty of "metal" tone with mids. And look at MAB, he says the secret to his tone is a lot of mid boost. And you don't need vibrato or PHs, it just makes it sound different. Try to find the sweet spot for the harmonic, that is important.
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