#1
im having a bit of troube with this song

jst a small problem but i have trouble getin much out of the harmonic on the 3rd frets when im playing

any advice how to make them louder?

i have my mids at 3 oclock and everything else at 12

so if i explained that correctly any help?
Originally Posted by smb
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#2
If you can hit them okay on other frets...
I would try move your picking hand up or down the string a bit. Maybe you're just not finding that sweet spot.
Also, not sure what you're running, but adding some gain to your amp will help.
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#3
3rd fret is always the hardest for me.
but i managed it in the end
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#4
im running an ashdown mag with a p-bass
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#5
Hmm, I was going to Suggest taking out a pickup

But then I realised, I play it on Jazz

not this guy

hmm

Dail in some more mids

in my Experience, High mids and Mids make the Harmonics richer and sparkley.

but if you just got the Three...

Boost it to about... 1 o' clock

1:35ish maybe

in the pm of course!

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#6
im confused

my eq is nuetral bass and treble and then my mids at almost 3 oclock
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#7
oh... hold up...

I'm a little bit of an idiot

I'm used to just using the number of what the EQ thing is at

I have a 10 band slider EQ

hmm... on my bass i have to hit it a little further up the neck than right on the third fret

like

here are the two frets

@= middle of fret

| = Fret

`= were I hit the naughty harmonic

| ` |
| @ |
| |


Now

I have a feeling that will only make sense to me

so uuh... I'm not sure

Add a little bit more Treble too?

EDIT:

Ok... that didn't work at all...

Disregard this post
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
Last edited by ZaccB at Aug 27, 2008,
#8
hahahaa yes ur post was a phail

but nice try and better luck next time
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#9
it's a bit in the fourth fret,
so try where you get a clear harmonic
and focus on p[laying that exact spot

let's call it: the g-spot shall we?
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#10
It's more like the 3.2 fret, not exactly the 3rd fret. And try plucking closer to the bridge, and turn the tone control up a bit.
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#11
There's a couple of "inbetween" harmonics, and the positions will be slightly different. Mess around before playing, try to find them, memorise them, and keep technique in mind- try and "fret" the harmonic with the barest amount of fingertip, and play closer to the bridge a bit.
#12
Remember, like Ben said, there are "in betweeners". Harmonics are physics and don't follow the frets at all. It's more about cutting the string at a proper ratio. The proper ratio for the harmonic you're thinking of is either 2.9 fret or 3.2 fret. I'm not sure which it is.