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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I tried lower the action a bit today, and suddenly the G/B/E strings just fucking stops when I do harmonics. :mad: And YES I DID RAISE THE ACTION AGAIN! So dont ask if I reset my setup. I did! And the problem was STILL there. I raised it more than before, so it's unplayable at this action, but...
  2. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    This is a cool thing I've been using at times, and I wanted to show how it's done :flex: Sure, it's nothing super secret, I bet anybody could come up with this, but it's still a really cool effect anybody can use, when playing riffs/melodies with constant picking I begun using this technique...
  3. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Okay so I'm really struggling with how to do pick harmonics. Some how my pick and thumb are supposed to touch the string but I just don't get it. Are there videos or tips that you guys can please recommend? For a novice guitar player this Bon Jovi song is a great considilation of a number of...
  4. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    It's honestly becoming something of a problem for me. Every time I sit down to play something on my Explorer the addiction manifests. It's bad on other guitars, but this guitar is too sweet for harmonics. Like, I can't escape it, this guitar sounds too sweet for harmonics, and it makes every...
  5. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    This is just part of a track I've written to demo them properly on youtube (when I finally get round to filming it all). It's actually an extension of a track I wrote a while back, but with a new part slapped on the end. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4128689/groove%20ahoy.mp3 Chain was...
  6. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I spend like, 90% of my playing time these days (something I do to get my housemate to leave the house whenever I am home) doing the most obnoxious harmonic shit on my Explorer. And I have to say, in spite of all of EMGs flaws, the ridiculously crystalline (some would say icepicky :lol:)...
  7. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Behold true believers! You all asked for it, and i heard your telepathic cries for guidance and wisdom on the subject of the ancient art of the pinch harmonic. Other wise known as artificial harmonics, pick squeals, or Fran Drescher, this technique is going to get your guitar squealing louder...
  8. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    OK so im mainly interested in passive pickups here. I'm a long time EMG user, and already know these are an obvious choice. But i find that Blackouts do an even better job than EMGs. The pinches on blackouts are insane...think Aeon. But yeah, I'm curious to find out what passive pickups have...
  9. Music: Recording Studio
    Would have preferred to upload one of the actual tracks, but Reaper/Windows 8/Toontrack is currently a clusterfuck of driver issues and incompatible VSTs on my computer, so here is a quick video of improvised shitty retrothrash to illustrate what I am talking about. Close mic'd/single track with...
  10. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Alright so a friend of mine gave me a head and my new cabinet came in today, the Marshall M100HCFX (Generous!) with matching slant cabinet. Now the problem is that the overdrive channels sound...diluted? Saturated? Maybe even a little muddy, did all I could with the equalization still, also the...
  11. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    This is pretty awesome.
  12. General Music Discussion
    Shamelessly stolen from Ron's facebook page. This is hilarious. :lol:
  13. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Just stumbled across this, and I have to say that this is one of the best explanations of this concept I have ever heard. Its geared towards synth users but anyone who is interested in sound or recording would find it beneficial.
  14. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    I've seen a lot of different ways to hold a pick for pinch harmonics. The only way I can get them consistently is if I hold the pick like so: Obviously this is so right after the pick strikes, my thumb hits the string. Works like a charm, except on upstrokes :lol:. But! Everyone I see in...
  15. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    I can do these like nobody's business, and had a buddy on another site ask for advice on them. I made this craptastic video to show my right hand. Excuse the obnoxious fuckin' riff and vibrato. :lol: And basically how I hold the pick for channeling my inner Zakk. I do NOT usually use this...
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