#1
I learned Eruption by Van Halen a while back and I can play it decent, but I have a question about tapping. Whenenver I tap the volume of the notes drops substantially but it doesn't for Van Halen, and also in Eruption the amp effect seems to change in an instant. Why/how is this happening.

Thanks.
#2
One reason for the volume drop might be that you're not hitting the string hard/precisely enough, so the solution would be practicing it more in that case. Try using a lot of gain, it helps with tapping sections.
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One reason for the volume drop might be that you're not hitting the string hard/precisely enough, so the solution would be practicing it more in that case. Try using a lot of gain, it helps with tapping sections.


Ohhh trust me, I'm hitting um hard enough.

Are you supposed to "pull-off" while you tap or simply just hit the strings at 90 degree angles?
#4
oh yea more gain makes everything better

you should work on your hammer on/pull off exercises. you might need to get a little altitude when you hammer to make the note ring out at the same volume as if you picked it. don't use the more gain excuse, it doesnt really help you with your technique.
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Are you supposed to "pull-off" while you tap


yes

EDIT: what amp and guitar are you using?
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hmm. i'd say it's probably still technique, but go to a shop and try to play on a tube amp with a guitar with a bridge humbucker to see if that helps. if not, it's your technique.
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#9
When you do the pull off, kind of pull the string toward the ground with the tapping finger. I'm not calling you a bad player, but 99% of the time when someone says the tapping volume is to quite, it's a technique problem.

Just practice.
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