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post May 15 2008, 09:59 AM
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Well alright. I'll continue playing that gallop on my stratocaster then. smile.gif

And don't get me wrong, I do know that it does take a lot of practice, and if I should say it myself I am somewhere around intermediate in my guitarplaying and I practice a lot, so it's not that I don't know how it works. smile.gif
I just wanted to know it it was something fundamental about the guitar which caused the annoyance with the string bouncing.
But yeah, you're probably right, whoever said that about the picups and metal, even though it's a SD Hot Rails. I'll try an ESP whenever I get the opportunity and then I should be able to conclude this myself.

Thanks for the inputs...wink.gif
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post May 15 2008, 10:01 AM
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You can play Metallica on ony guitar! If you think that the strings are too lose then switch to thicker ones and the problem should be solved, the rest is a sound question. A fender Strat with original pickups won't really deliver a James Hetfield lik rhythm sound, but you can also work on this by changing the pickups.


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post May 15 2008, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ May 15 2008, 11:01 AM) *
You can play Metallica on ony guitar! If you think that the strings are too lose then switch to thicker ones and the problem should be solved, the rest is a sound question. A fender Strat with original pickups won't really deliver a James Hetfield lik rhythm sound, but you can also work on this by changing the pickups.


Yeah, I guess you're right. Then I am just confused, because if Kirk Hammett can play the bad-ass riffs on heavy gauge strings, then how in the world does he solo with bends and such? Must be hard if you're playing with .12 or .13s.

But to make this a bit more clear I'll post a link to Battery, as it is almost the only song I'm having difficulties with:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oCE1NnvonF0&feature=related

The gallop here is just so fast and tight, and I don't get how it's possible. laugh.gif


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post May 15 2008, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 14 2008, 03:41 PM) *
I think playing on any guitar is just a matter of personal preference. If you don't feel comfortable with strat guitar playing Metallica, then maybe you should purchase ESP too.
btw, from my point of view it doesn't matter on what guitar you play, as long it has humbuckers it is good for metallica smile.gif

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post May 15 2008, 11:51 AM
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I play Metallica on a Nylon stringed acoustic biggrin.gif That is heavy metal lol smile.gif


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post May 15 2008, 12:32 PM
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Harvester of Sorrow on a Strat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdYAe0XSMM

It's been covered more above. I think if you're comfortable with your guitar and like its sound, there shouldn't be any reason not to be able to play Metallica tunes.

I'm a big fan of playing stuff with the "wrong" guitar. There's an industrial/metal band around where I live where the singer/rhythm player plays Telecasters and the lead player plays a Gibson hollowbody.


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post May 15 2008, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ May 15 2008, 01:32 PM) *
Harvester of Sorrow on a Strat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdYAe0XSMM

It's been covered more above. I think if you're comfortable with your guitar and like its sound, there shouldn't be any reason not to be able to play Metallica tunes.

I'm a big fan of playing stuff with the "wrong" guitar. There's an industrial/metal band around where I live where the singer/rhythm player plays Telecasters and the lead player plays a Gibson hollowbody.



Yeah, I can play that too, it's the fast riff in Battery which causes the problem.
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post May 15 2008, 07:48 PM
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Playing that fast and tight is no miracle, just a lot of hard work, and I guess James worked a lot wink.gif


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post May 15 2008, 09:03 PM
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Maybe if you could upload you playing battery on that strat we can see what could be the problem?


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post May 15 2008, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 15 2008, 10:03 PM) *
Maybe if you could upload you playing battery on that strat we can see what could be the problem?


Hehe, yeah, I guess I could work something out. The angle will be difficult to get though, but I'll try tomorrow.
And don't expect much, I've only played Metallica style music for a couple of months. Before that I mostly was a blues/Gilmour guy, so I was quite a leap to dive into heavy-riffing laugh.gif
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post May 15 2008, 11:03 PM
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Don't worry, I'll try to give you advice how to become a mean riffing machine! smile.gif


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post May 16 2008, 06:12 PM
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As previously mentioned, with some modifications a strat can sound mean, I was also thinking about Lavendell's sound. But you really need an H S S configured strat for this kind of modification. I also have a Mexican Strat but it has a S S S configuration. I played blues and classical rock for the first year and a half that I started. I was also learning Classical guitar, so I didnt have a huge desire to play chunky stuff. Eventually I joined a band that had alot of palm muting riffs, and my strat was so whimpy to deliver the desired crunch of a palm mute, so I decided to modify the pickups. I ended up going with a Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail for my bridge position pickup. This definitely heated things up, but it still was insufficient. I ended up purchasing a Jackson Dk2M Pro Series, and all I have to say is... Wow. This guitar can sound like the most aggressive monster you have ever heard, and it still retains a bright crisp sound on the clean channels, although nowhere near as clean as my strat. To wrap it up, if you have a humbucker configurated strat, you can get some really crunchy sounds out of it, but it you are stuck with SSS, and you really want some crunch, you might want to look for a second guitar. I am very happy with my Jackson and my Mexican strat, I dont think I will need anything else for quite some time.


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post May 16 2008, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 16 2008, 12:03 AM) *
Don't worry, I'll try to give you advice how to become a mean riffing machine! smile.gif


Fantastic! biggrin.gif

Heres my upload. On this take I played it better than I use to..don't know why.. unsure.gif

But I guess theres still loads of technical mistakes...tongue.gif

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post May 18 2008, 01:54 PM
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OK, I would suggest two things.

1. Get a thicker gauge strings.
2. Get your right hand relaxed a little. With that amount of drive you don't really have to dig in the strings so much. You right arm is very tensed up. (so is your whole body). So, play the riff lightly with your pick, it would not bounce as much.


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post May 18 2008, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 18 2008, 02:54 PM) *
OK, I would suggest two things.

1. Get a thicker gauge strings.
2. Get your right hand relaxed a little. With that amount of drive you don't really have to dig in the strings so much. You right arm is very tensed up. (so is your whole body). So, play the riff lightly with your pick, it would not bounce as much.



Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely work on that...smile.gif
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post May 18 2008, 08:07 PM
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