Floyd Rose discovery series 3 (with speed loader bridge)
Gibson Les paul studio
Zoom G2.1U pedal
vox valvetronix 50 watt
Dean "stack in a box" headphone amp
Last edited by unforgiven_hope at Sep 7, 2017,
Um, i'm pretty sure that no, you don't have to. You pluck a string before pulling off to a lower fret. Why even pull off if there is no sound on the first note? Why wouldn't you just play the note you're pulling off too?
I spose you could if you actually pulled sidewaysish on the string thus plucking it with your finger whilst pulling off

other than that I don't think thats sposed to be possible..
You definetly can do it. I can start tapping without picking the string. You just have to make the initial pulloff really hard, and start on thinner strings before you move to thicker ones to get used to the technique and build finger strength.

Edit: you have to putt off downward toward the floor and kind of flick your pulloff finger while you do it to give the string some energy.