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Ctodd
post Jun 28 2008, 01:23 AM
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I figured this out about 5 mins ago...

this might be a widely known thing, but I've never seen it discussed here, and I think it's really cool

all you do is just play your high E string open with some obnoxiously loud distortion While facing your amp.


The High E note should resonate with the low E note, and if you go to mute the 5 thinnest strings you should find that your Thick E string is ringing quite healthily (IF its in tune, and even putting it a little out of tune dimishes the resonance greatly)


so next time you have to tune string to string by ear try this out


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post Jun 28 2008, 01:45 AM
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makes perfect sense according to the laws of physics tongue.gif, Pretty cool i've never thought of doing that


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post Jun 28 2008, 02:41 AM
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Mmmm.....It dont need to be high gain distortion, I can do it with an acoustic guitar, personally I dont find it a reliable way, the string will vibrate even it is not in tune perfectly, more on simpatetic vibration: open B makes bass open E to vibrate so I become aware in classical guitar where the E was messing around all the time for no particular reason.


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post Jun 28 2008, 01:13 PM
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I do this all the time!
I find it's a lot easier to tune up an instrument using harmonics when distorted: the overtones jumps out. smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 09:02 PM
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Nice tip man, interesting way to tune the guitar, specially when without the tuner and on hi gain.


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