#1
I noticed on some guitars it's easier to do pinch harmonics on, some it's near impossible and some it just jumps out. Is there a reason for this that's easily fix-able like string height, string guage, pickups or something? I'm getting annoyed because none of my current guitars can do pinch harmonics all that great. Also I should add it's not my technique or my pick it's literally the guitar.
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#2
yeah, it can be a bit of everything you mentioned there.

if it's scale length, though, that's not easily fixable...
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#3
depends on the pick ups, although you don't want something to easily to trigger.
#4
ive read somewhere that it helps to have humbuckers, along with the obvious turning up the high and distortion
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I noticed on some guitars it's easier to do pinch harmonics on, some it's near impossible and some it just jumps out. Is there a reason for this that's easily fix-able like string height, string guage, pickups or something? I'm getting annoyed because none of my current guitars can do pinch harmonics all that great. Also I should add it's not my technique or my pick it's literally the guitar.

if you cant get them unplugged, youre doing something wrong. If you can get them clearly unplugged, but not when amped, try adjusting your bridge pickup height (youre using your bridge pickup, right?)
I can even get pinch harmonics on my freakin squier for gods sake, its not the guitar itself, maybe the pickups.
Gain+treble help too
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if you cant get them unplugged, youre doing something wrong. If you can get them clearly unplugged, but not when amped, try adjusting your bridge pickup height (youre using your bridge pickup, right?)
I can even get pinch harmonics on my freakin squier for gods sake, its not the guitar itself, maybe the pickups.
Gain+treble help too


+1

if you can't get a pinch harmonic on an unamplified instrument ( i used to pratice em' on an accustic!! ), or any other guitar for that matter, work on that first. you can get decent false harmonics out of any guitar with strings.

that being said, certain guitars can certainly 'voice' the harmonics better/easier. sooooooo work on your technique until you can do it well on an accustic.
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+1

if you can't get a pinch harmonic on an unamplified instrument ( i used to pratice em' on an accustic!! ), or any other guitar for that matter, work on that first. you can get decent false harmonics out of any guitar with strings.

that being said, certain guitars can certainly 'voice' the harmonics better/easier. sooooooo work on your technique until you can do it well on an accustic.


Yeah I can slightly do them when playing my electrics acoustically. I can't hear them but my guitars are a little quiet. Maybe I'll try my pickup height.

Edit: When I did have an acoustic I could do them alright on there.
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Peavey Rotor EXP
Squier Bullet (heavily modified)
Mesa Roadster Head & 2x12 cab
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