#1
Hi all,

Nice site.

I've jsut bought a Zakk Bullseye Epi & think it's great. I've got a question tho if you can help.

Recently i've managed to start doing pinch harmonics, well most of the time. Find it more difficult on the bottom E & A strings.

They sound cool when i have the pickup switch down (lead pickup) but when i have the pickup switch in the middle (both pickups) i can't get them. I get more like a dull pluck??

I like the meatier sound in this position but it's no good if i can't do pinches. I tend to pinch just behind the neck pickup if this is right.

any help would be great thanks
#2
The neck pickup doesn't pick up squealey pinch harmonics as well. Try doing pinch harmonics that are closer to the neck; they'll have a lower pitch and less of a squeal quality but they'll ring out much better.
#3
Use alot of gain, and It helps to do it on the low E string when you are in Drop D tuning.
#4
Quote by sXe170
Use alot of gain, and It helps to do it on the low E string when you are in Drop D tuning.


+1, You'll notice the lower the string is tuned, the easier it is to get pinch harmonics off of it.
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#5
Thanks for the advice & quick responses all.

Does that mean that i should be able to get the pinch harmonics regardless of which pickup is selected, or both?

Cheers guys
#6
You can get them regardless of the pickup, using a different pickup just changes which ones are audible and which are dull thuds.
#7
Quote by wanderingguitar
You can get them regardless of the pickup, using a different pickup just changes which ones are audible and which are dull thuds.


That's exactly what i got with both pickups selected, basically a dull thud!! Which was a bit of a shock when i was expecting a squeal as i get when i only have the bridge pickup selected.

So if i keep practising & trying a different spot i'll be able to do them with both pickups selected?

Sorry if i'm going on, just a beginner
#8
Quote by keane16
That's exactly what i got with both pickups selected, basically a dull thud!! Which was a bit of a shock when i was expecting a squeal as i get when i only have the bridge pickup selected.

So if i keep practising & trying a different spot i'll be able to do them with both pickups selected?

Sorry if i'm going on, just a beginner


Yup, exactly. Experiment in all the pickup positions and find the harmonics that give good tones.