Why is that everytime I mute and strum with distorion, like for Mr. Brownstone, I get wierd harmonics and crap no matter where I place my fretting hand? How can I fix this?
do you mean your fretting hand or picking hand muting here? If you mean your fretting hand you probably need to move finger position slightly - muting with a larger area would help, such as 2 fingers or more - Maybe reduce the gain a little too. if you mean palm muting everyone else has already reccomending things :p
try putting ur right hand closer to the bridge when u pm. that's wat happened to my friend. he pm's with his right hand near the top of the bridge pup and he gets a *tick tick* sound instead of a *chug chug*.
Just pay closer attention to where you are muting - You might be sounding natural harmonics.