#1
Ive been trying to get better pinch harmonics and someone recommended Zakk Wylde
boomers 11s. so I went and got some. damn things are like bass strings! and the low E (70) wont even fit threw my tuning peg.
any other good string recommendations?

p.s.
dont recommend Z.W. boomers 10s, already gonna try them. looking for other options.
#2
I know if you have EMG pickups that they give some pretty sweet pinch harmonics. But other than that I can't really help you. Sorry

Edit: what do you mean by "Better" pinch harmonics?
Last edited by Guitarfreak777 at Nov 8, 2007,
#4
do you have good pickups on your guitar, and/or a good amp? that helps alot.... i just use regular gauge daddarios and i get them fine.... i think more of it is from technique than the kind of strings you have though
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#6
Well, I know that like BR or something, dimebag used em. Their supposed to be good. Theres no real string that will make it better, but high output picks and good finger movements will get you what you need.
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#10
We all know that to get better pinch harmonics you gotta make the pinch harmonics face. It's kinda like a scrunched face you might make if you were in a bit of pain. Sort of look away from your guitar and scrunch your face like pain is making that squeal.
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We all know that to get better pinch harmonics you gotta make the pinch harmonics face. It's kinda like a scrunched face you might make if you were in a bit of pain. Sort of look away from your guitar and scrunch your face like pain is making that squeal.

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#13
Considering I can make my guitar squeel (using a Squier and an MG15), I'd say you need to work on your technique.
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the low E (70)


holy **** 70s?? lol thats so thick
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#15
Im using ernie ball "pinch squeel gauge strings", a new brand especially made for pinching, i honestly sound like dimebag when i play on my guitar now...just wow.
#16
Practice until you can do them without masses of gain and distortion.

When you can, stick some distortion on, and you'll sound great. No string is going to suddenly turn you into the long haired arse that calls himself Zakk Wylde.
#17
****ing idiot Pinch harmonics are all technique. The higher out put your pick ups are and the more gain you ahve the easier they are but strings have not part of it its all technique
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#18
^yes! people do them on acoustics, and i can do them clean - its just technique - i use the thumb method like most, but you can use the index finger too
#19
It's almost entirely down to technique....

But even so, I'm surprised no-one's thought to mention Stainless Steel strings, which are exactly what the threadstarter is after!
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#21
The recipe for a perfect pinch harmonic is technique+a fair amount of gain. If you have those 2 things it doesn't matter what pickups or strings you use.
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#22
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i use the thumb method like most, but you can use the index finger too


From what I know:

"thumb method" = Pinch harmonic
"index finger method" = Artificial harmonic

Although the pinch harmonic is an artificial harmonic too (as in compared to natural harmonic), but whatever. At least that's what I've read.
#23
^yes normally, but i didnt mean place the pad of your index finger over the string (yes that IS art. harmonic - usually over the corresponding fret, to the fretted note with your left hand) but to use the outside of the index finger much like your thumb, im sure im not the only one who has tried it that way - but it enables you to "pinch" much like using the thumb
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^yes normally, but i didnt mean place the pad of your index finger over the string (yes that IS art. harmonic - usually over the corresponding fret, to the fretted note with your left hand) but to use the outside of the index finger much like your thumb, im sure im not the only one who has tried it that way - but it enables you to "pinch" much like using the thumb


Oh, I've never heard of that. Interesting.