#1
Every time I try hammering/tapping a note higher then the third or fourth fret from an open string, I get a really twangy, ugly sounding harmonic mixed with the note. Clean, distorted (though not as much), or not even plugged in, I get it. Any tips on why it does this, or how NOT to get that?
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
#3
It's because both sides of the string are ringing.


The bridge side is a half step lower than the neck side, so you get the same thing if you were to play a C and C# at the same time.
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#4
so... how do I stop it?
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
#5
Humm... I'm not really sure. I know A way to stop it. You could mute the bridge end of the string with your palm or something, but I don't know how that would sound.
Winner of the 2011 Virginia Guitar Festival

Protools HD
Lynx Aurora 16/HD192
Mojave, Sennheiser, AKG, EV etc mics
Focusrite ISA828 pres
Waves Mercury
Random Rack Gear

65 Deluxe Reverb
PRS CE 22
American Standard Strat
Taylor 712
#7
Ah, it may by just me hearing the strings (can't turn it up too loudly, and I play sitting down a lot.) Thanks for the tips though!
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp