#1
When I listen to people like Jason Becker, Rusty Cooley, and Michael Angelo Batio, whenever they are sweeping or going through some legato licks, I can't help but notice the fullness of the note (or notes) that are being played on the high E string. When I play those same notes, the sound I get is thin and ultimately not very good sounding. Is it my guitar or amp, or are they playing with thicker strings?
#2
First of all we need to know what amp and guitar you are using. Make sure you're using the neck pickup.

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First of all we need to know what amp and guitar you are using. Make sure you're using the bridge pickup.

Surely you mean neck pickup?
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Surely you mean neck pickup?

+1

You get a much thicker sound from the neck pickup, if you're playing anything below 10's I could understand your strings being the problem but I would assume it's your amp.
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Surely you mean neck pickup?


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#6
they probably have thicker strings (10-46 at least), a nicer guitar with a better pickup, and a nicer amp with better EQ control. plus, if you're hearing studio recordings, they may have double or tripled the part, or had the frequencies raised on the high notes to bring more body to them.
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they probably have thicker strings (10-46 at least), a nicer guitar with a better pickup, and a nicer amp with better EQ control. plus, if you're hearing studio recordings, they may have double or tripled the part, or had the frequencies raised on the high notes to bring more body to them.

I think you'll find that the biggest difference is simply that they have near-flawless technique.
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