Petruccis Strange String
Gen
Jun 18 2007, 04:58 AM
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I noticed a strange thing in this video, why is his E string under his pickup? blink.gif
You can see it at 4:33 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba-ip-mOVjo
Someone asked the same question on the video comments but unfortunately, no one answered him.
Any thoughts?

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Jun 18 2007, 05:13 AM
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Weird!

[edit] but yeah, someone pointed it out, it seems that petrucci hands the camera guy his pick and lets him pick it, but he hits the string too hard and it goes under the pickup (dumbass).

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Jun 18 2007, 05:26 AM
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jeez, you'd think you'd have guitar savvy camera men...

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Jun 18 2007, 05:32 AM
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Maybe John put it there to mute it tongue.gif , so the camera man wouldn't strike it.

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Interesting video.

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That guitarist is such an amature, tipped the E string under the pickup lol. Go see a guitar master class dude!

laugh.gif kidding of course. If you watch closely it looks like the camera man stuck it there with his first strum.

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I guess this is why Steve Vai often has tape over his neck pickup .. clever this vai guy .. smile.gif
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QUOTE (wrk @ Oct 15 2008, 05:16 AM) *
I guess this is why Steve Vai often has tape over his neck pickup .. clever this vai guy .. smile.gif
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Actually, that's exactly why Steve has tape there.

"The reason why the tape is on the pickup is because sometimes Steve hits the strings so hard the high E string would have a tendency to get stuck under the pick up."

http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitarpages/EV...s_frameset.html

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I always wondered why Vai has that tape. Question answered - thanks smile.gif

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So. Is that a design flaw on Ibanez, or just Vai who gets carried away?

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How would putting tape over the pickup stop that from happening?

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Never done that on my old jem,even when using the whammy bar and slackening the strings to the flappy extremes and then pulling hard on the bar till it wouldnt go any further!Perhaps if pickups were raised realy high it could get stuck there with extreme whammy abuse

but only from bar abuse-string bending on the top e string would result in bending the top e string down towards the low e string-not the other way!Unless those pickup magnets are realy strong tongue.gif

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It happens quite often on my ibanez, it's not a jem, but it has a humbucker on the neck position.
Mostly the string get stuck when i pick close to the neck.

@jer: humbacker often have this little border on the side, if you cover this up with tape, the string will just slide back.


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One more thing Vai did on his EVO smile.gif



The padding on the back is stuffed with tissue paper to cut down the noise of the springs and the vibrations in the back cavity that inevitably flow through the body and create a lot of noise that is picked up through the pickups. The tissue cuts this noise down tremendously and this tightens up the sound considerably.

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Cool I didn't know about this stuff ! Looks like Petrucci didn't notice it being stuck....

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humbacker often have this little border on the side,


Ahhh, the little edge there. Got it.

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