#1
To start I am using ernie ball super slinky strings. I just wanted to know the best strings for pinched harmonics and tremolo picking.I find when I speed pick the strings tend to slap around a lot and not getting the desired sound I want.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
if they slap around you should probly use a heavier guage string then
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#3
It's easier for me to pick fast on thinner gauge strings, with brands I can't really tell the difference.
EDIT: It also depends on your tuning. Standard tuning would be easier to trem pick on than two steps down.
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#4
You are close, but the best you can get is just Ernie Ball Regular Slinky. I say this because Greats like Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Slash, KK Downing, and even Jimi hendrix used EB regular slinky.
#5
You are close, but the best you can get is just Ernie Ball Regular Slinky. I say this because Greats like Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Slash, KK Downing, and even Jimi hendrix used EB regular slinky.

Bullshit, hendrix couldn't even afford a whole set of strings when he started up, then slash admitted he used a tad heavier strings to get more torque under the hood (something like .11's or power slinkys if you prefer), as for the others I can't say.

Seriously, try them out, I pinch-raped my les paul when I put .12-52 and downtuned a whole step, but I found out I prefered power slinkys on Eb so that I'g get a clearer open string palm-mute, not to mention the tension was just right, more sustain & control than .10s even if the .11, were tuned a half step lower.

Else just try out standard strings sets, .10s.

EDIT: Maybe your hands are the real issue there.

AND: I just remembered that the guy who sold me my fender amp also talked to me about hendrix's gear, he said that the way he got his crying sound on some songs was by using dental floss strings, something like .08s or .09s at most with super-clear single coil pickups, he'D just have to throw dirt at it or plug into an organ speaker depending on the sound needs.
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Bullshit, hendrix couldn't even afford a whole set of strings when he started up, then slash admitted he used a tad heavier strings to get more torque under the hood (something like .11's or power slinkys if you prefer), as for the others I can't say.

Seriously, try them out, I pinch-raped my les paul when I put .12-52 and downtuned a whole step, but I found out I prefered power slinkys on Eb so that I'g get a clearer open string palm-mute, not to mention the tension was just right, more sustain & control than .10s even if the .11, were tuned a half step lower.

Else just try out standard strings sets, .10s.

Really, im pretty sure that when Hendrix made $2 at his first gig, he baught him a set of EB regular slinkies. I have never tried the power slinkies, but i might now.
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To start I am using ernie ball super slinky strings. I just wanted to know the best strings for pinched harmonics and tremolo picking.I find when I speed pick the strings tend to slap around a lot and not getting the desired sound I want.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It doesn't matter - strings are strings, the only thing that stops you doing tremolo picking and pinch harmonics is you.
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#9
I can always pick better with heavier strings esp the faster stuff. I use a hybrid set with the heavy strings on the low strings and thinner strings on the high strings. 10-52. DR strings are by far the best. But don't think that theres some magical string that will help you do this because there isn't. It's all in the skill of the individual. Although you might notice it sounds better on different strings. I noticed the first time I used DR's the harmonics and brightness of them.
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AND: I just remembered that the guy who sold me my fender amp also talked to me about hendrix's gear, he said that the way he got his crying sound on some songs was by using dental floss strings, something like .08s or .09s at most with super-clear single coil pickups, he'D just have to throw dirt at it or plug into an organ speaker depending on the sound needs.


Dental floss? On an electric guitar....
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It doesn't matter - strings are strings, the only thing that stops you doing tremolo picking and pinch harmonics is you.


Finally, a coherent, correct post.

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