#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbCvTD5szUg

Watch from about a minute in, just after the end of the chorus Billy does some crazy thing around the nut to make that really weird but completely ace sound. It's had me stumped for ages, anyone know how he does this?

And I don't want this turning into an "OMG GC SUX" thread, I'm showing you this video cos it's the only one I can think of off-hand that has this trick in it.
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#2
but they do "SUX"
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#3
OMG GC SUX

Basically, you pick the strings behind the nut. If you have a TOM bridge, you can do the same with the strings before the stop-tail.
#5
Pick a string BEFORE the nut and fretboard. Pick it hard to get that sound.
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#6
OMG GC SUX


Sorry
Obligatory.
Anyway

My guitar is downstairs and I'm too lazy to go grab it
But what it looks/sounds like to me is that he just hits the strings really hard above the nut. In theory, at least, it could give you that sound.
#7
its one of two things.

1. he did a harmonic dive bomb, and in the video just hit the strings behind the nut.

or

2.recorded as 2 tracks. one of him hitting the string behind the nut, then another guitar did the dive bomb as stated.
#9
Its go nothing to do with divebombs, or harmonic squeals, or anything like that. All it is is picking ALL the strings behind the nut. The closer you do it to the tuners, the better it tends to sound.
#10
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Its go nothing to do with divebombs, or harmonic squeals, or anything like that. All it is is picking ALL the strings behind the nut. The closer you do it to the tuners, the better it tends to sound.


do you care to explain the dive sound then?
#11
play the strings behind the nut, if u reeli want it to sound cool pull back on the whammy i have been doin it in alot of solos recently since i saw someone else do it
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#12
Cheers guys, I've got it

Either way works, but the harmonic divebomb, whilst sounding brilliant, doesn't give the same sort of sound. I just hit the strings behind the nut then do a divebomb, sounds about right.
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