#1
Hi. I have a problem with my Ibanez S470 It has the KFK emg pickups installed and the newer style floyd.

The problem I have is that it won't do harmonics well AT ALL. I can do it fine through my amp setup with other peoples guitars but mine refuses. The inotation is dead on and it's set up well. I love the way this guitar plays (for leads), but this is annoying.

Any suggestions?
#3
I got an RG2EX2 with EMG two emg designed humbuckers, the harmonics on it suck wide open ASS.
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Hi. I have a problem with my Ibanez S470 It has the KFK emg pickups installed and the newer style floyd.

The problem I have is that it won't do harmonics well AT ALL. I can do it fine through my amp setup with other peoples guitars but mine refuses. The inotation is dead on and it's set up well. I love the way this guitar plays (for leads), but this is annoying.

Any suggestions?


I used to tell myself the same thing, "Dang this guitar sucks at harmonics!"

Trust me, it's not the guitar. :P
#6
My friend as an S470 with stock pups. Never had any problems with harmonics on that one. Are you using the bridge pickup, and have you tried turning up the treble?
#7
Probably just a very defined sweet spot you gotta use, mines very similar, a few mm either way and they suck
#8
No guitar will ever, ever have problems with harmonics. Its all physics, as long as a string can vibrate harmonic nodes can be hit. If you cant hit the harmonic at all its all down to technique.
If the harmonic is being produced and it not sounding properly you will need to look at pickups and your amp. Pickups are a help but the amp as always is the important part and should be looked at first.
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#9
More treble.

Bridge pickup.
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#10
New strings, check your technique, use bridge pickup, if your really desperate get a Wah pedal and leave it in the open position for harmonics. And check your pickup height, EMGs can be very close to the string and not affect the strings with magnetic pull.
#11
Some guitars are easier to get harmonics on, I don't know if it's true but I think so. Just practice them, they will probably come.
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#12
make sure you don't have all your mids down, so it will sustain more, and make sure your on bridge pick-up
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