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I've been playing guitar for a while now, mostly metal, and I have a slight problem. My technique seems fine, but whenever I play something with a lot of distortion, i seem to get this "overkill" of ringing noise. It's most noticeable whenever I sweep pick, there's a ton of excess noise when i let off of the strings, like bits and pieces of harmonics. I've tried to mute those extra strings with my pick hand palm, but I still get a lot of noise. Any tips?

(btw, I play with a Boss ML-2 Metal Core with the distortion set to about 1:00, and my pickups volume is set about half way. I also play with a moderate delay)
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It is simply practising your muting. The higher gain of the distortion picks up these little flaws and amplifies them enough to make it very noticable.
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I've been playing guitar for a while now, mostly metal, and I have a slight problem. My technique seems fine, but whenever I play something with a lot of distortion, i seem to get this "overkill" of ringing noise. It's most noticeable whenever I sweep pick, there's a ton of excess noise when i let off of the strings, like bits and pieces of harmonics. I've tried to mute those extra strings with my pick hand palm, but I still get a lot of noise. Any tips?

(btw, I play with a Boss ML-2 Metal Core with the distortion set to about 1:00, and my pickups volume is set about half way. I also play with a moderate delay)


No, your problem is not ENOUGH distortion. You need 6 Digitech Death Metal pedals in a row in your effects chain. Play a low E powerchord once and suddenly all your female fans are pregnant with your child.

Seriously, its just practice. Play with the distortion you like, and over time, you'll unconsciously develop methods of muting the strings. Just practice.
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No, your problem is not ENOUGH distortion. You need 6 Digitech Death Metal pedals in a row in your effects chain. Play a low E powerchord once and suddenly all your female fans are pregnant with your child.

I had 33 distortion pedals in a chain once.

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Do you use an effects pedal? Those can contribute to artifacts as well.

If you have reverb on your amp, try turning that down as well. If your gain is only at 1:00 you should have it pleanty low. Turn the level on the pedal down, as well as the gain (dist). Try turning the pedal off and see if it still happens. Try turning your tone knob down and keep your volume knob at about halfway on your guitar. A little troubleshooting should tell you where the artifacts are coming from. If none of that resolves it, it's probably your fingers.

Pedals are great, but IMHO you should use them almost as a "boost" rather then the source of your tone. I see a lot of players who crank the hell out of their pedal and it sounds like garbage. Unless you have a crappy amp, rely more on the distortion that the amp provides and use the pedal to give you just that tiny extra crunch. I use my pedal as a TS-01 tube screamer turned down low and the difference is barely noticable, however it does make single note runs sound "meatier".

Hope that helps
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