#1
i have a Vox valvetronix 30w amp and cant get a pinch harmonics sound out of it and i know how to correctly do one because i have before on other amps. someone suggested that it could be because of a 'noise gate' built into the amp...any ideas anyone??
#2
I'm not sure. I have a Line-6 UberMetal and I always have the gate on 2 (full) and I get them fine.
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#4
make sure that the settings on the guitar are right, high tone and volume, also bridge pickups helps. And on the amp have a high treble level and overdrive will help too.

Could be a noise gate if its a strong one.

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#5
You can turn off the noise gate by holding tap and rolling the edit knob to none or low (bypass has to be on). There is a sweet spot in there somewhere (I'm assuming you have a vox ad30vt).
#6
I doubt thats the problem. I play a fender Metal head MH-500 which has a built in noise gate, i leave it on at all times and i can hit pitch harmonics great with it on, my guess is that ur vox doesn't put out enough gain and volume to hit good pinch harmonics.
#7
Which amp setting are you using by the way? Some of them really don't do pinch harmonics well by themselves.
#8
they are right, i use a noise gate in recording and if the gates turned up too high it will make it incredibly difficult to get a good squeal. normally a little gate is good to cut out any extra fuzz though so you don't want to turn it down too low either.
#9
If you can't hear your pinch harmonics playing acoustically, you're not hitting them hard enough, and if you can, yes, the gate is too tight.

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Last edited by glennmitchell907 at Nov 5, 2017,
#10
Quote by Axeight
You can turn off the noise gate by holding tap and rolling the edit knob to none or low (bypass has to be on). There is a sweet spot in there somewhere (I'm assuming you have a vox ad30vt)


Correct. I have two VOX amps, a VT30 and a VT40 and do not have a problem with pinch harmonics. Turn off the noise gate as Axeight suggest above.
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#11
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#13
Yeah. It's a problem that keeps happening and I don't know if there are any plans to fix it. But at least you realized it.
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