frets_of_silk
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#1
I find the bass E string and the G string the easiest to vibrate while the D and treble
E strings seem to me that need the most effort to vibrate. Any comments on that one?
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and vibrate means......
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well the E string is pretty slack, especially if you use thin strings, which means vibrato is easier.
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OOOO, you meant tremelo/vibrato...

i get what you mean now.

it depends on what strings you have....

i play both 9's and 10's, the 9's are of course easier to bend on any string
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So how does Mr. Yngwie do these WIDE vibratoes on the treble E string? Does he have really strong fingers or what? And its definately his fingers because he's not using floating whammy bars. Is this just a matter of practise or are there any tips like detuning a semitone or two?
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well i dunno how exactly he does it but usually when i try a really wide bend i use 3 fingers and do it on either the D or the G strings, i just force the string way up, then drag it back down, just really fast, lemme tell you, you can get some funkyyy sounds out of it.
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#8
I think Yngwie uses 8's on his guitars so that would help him to make those vibratos
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#9
Malmsteen scallops the fretboard. That means he cuts out a round bottom trough between the frets, all the way up the fretboard. That means when he frets a note, he just presses harder and lighter and he gets a vibrato, and with the scalloped neck he can push the string way further than your standard flat fretboard. Combine that with a wide bend or wrist wobble (for lack of a better term) and you get a hellacious vibrato. The drawback is he has to be much ore careful about finger pressure because it's also a lot easier to push strings out of tune for chording.

I think the easiest for me is the G string, hardest is probably the small E string, if I go for a hard vibrato sometimes I pull it right of the fretboard and have been known to hang the high E string on a fret...on a strat that really sucks, everything gets pulled out of tune and you have to stop and pull the string out of the fret on any guitar...so I try to be careful on the high E...The low E for some reason doesn't give me near as much trouble, even though it's on the edge of the fretboard too...maybe that's because I almost always pull it toward the middle of the neck rather than both pushing it up and wrist wobbling like I tend to do with the high E.
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I think the easiest for me is the G string, hardest is probably the small E string

I totally agree with you.
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I totally agree with you.


The thing with the high E is is that most people tend to use downward vibrato, which is very hard on the high E because it's so close to the edge of the fretboard.
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#12
I use 8's so I can bend them all over the place. Na na na na na na.
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#13
i went from 13's to 9's so i find vibrato relatively simple. i also find myself overusing vibrato big time. very few bars in my music don't end with a vibrato
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^Good vibrato is a must for guitar. Guitars are very close to the same frequency range as the human voice, and a good singer's vibrato is beautiful. Great thing about the guitar is that it can do the throaty screams, piercing shreiks and whistles (feedback) and growls again like voice. Aren't guitars great?
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^Good vibrato is a must for guitar. Guitars are very close to the same frequency range as the human voice, and a good singer's vibrato is beautiful. Great thing about the guitar is that it can do the throaty screams, piercing shreiks and whistles (feedback) and growls again like voice. Aren't guitars great?



Pretty much.
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Quote by frets_of_silk
So how does Mr. Yngwie do these WIDE vibratoes on the treble E string? Does he have really strong fingers or what? And its definately his fingers because he's not using floating whammy bars. Is this just a matter of practise or are there any tips like detuning a semitone or two?


He uses 8s and detunes a semitone. His strings are very loose, and he has strong (AND FRIGGIN FAST) fingers.
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by strong you mean fat. those stubby fingers could crush a puppy in a heart beat
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by strong you mean fat. those stubby fingers could crush a puppy in a heart beat


He's actually lost quite a lot of weight since his infamous unleash the burgers and Swedish pizza days.

I don't think he uses 8's though, but who cares.
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