#1
I'm attempting to learn Schism by Tool. I have the chord progression and most of the song down, the only thing I can't do is the hammer-ons. How can I slam down on the tenth and twelfth frets while keeping the D string vibrating enough to make a decent sound?
#4
Also if you have high action it could be more difficult. try lowering your action a little bit if it seems high. But this can alter your intonation a little bit so don't lower it too much.
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#6
Not quite "RyknowTheBeast" eh?


Anyways, just practice, and I think this should be in the Tab Talk forum
#7
i thaught it was a little wierd, but if anything because the open D vibrated more widley than a fretted note so you have to start with your finger a lil higher, but i didnt have a problem with the actual hammer ons.... yea just practice

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#8
I use my index and ring fingers and practice alot. Get used to it at like half speed with a metronome (good luck on finding one that will work) or use a software plugin to slow the song down without pitch change.
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#11
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You adjust the things on your bridge


do you move it up,down,forward or backward to lower the action?
#12
The screws on the back of the bridge alter the intonation, the things you need an allen key for that go through the saddles adjust your action.
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#13
Get someone who knows what they're doing to do it if you're not sure. Seriously.

And as for Schism, I find you get a much more Tool-ish sound, as well as making the hammer-ons ring out better, by notching the treble up in your tone.
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#14
And make sure you're using a pick. It's hard to get the tone right without a pick.
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#15
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And make sure you're using a pick. It's hard to get the tone right without a pick.



It's hard to get Justin's tone right PERIOD.


I've been messing around with my 3-Pro's EQ everyday and I can only get so close then it starts to sound a bit too middy

Then again, I lack a Wal so...
#16
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It's hard to get Justin's tone right PERIOD.


I've been messing around with my 3-Pro's EQ everyday and I can only get so close then it starts to sound a bit too middy

Then again, I lack a Wal so...


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#17
Thanks everyone, this has helped out a lot (as far as the action comments and such go). I've been watching the YouTube video religiously of a guy nicknamed toolbassplayer and I think I've got it down. It's easier for me to pluck it, but I'm working with the pick and it's coming along well.