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Ulrik
post Nov 10 2008, 08:00 PM
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I was playing the lesson called: Epic Metal Rhythm Guitar.

I found out that my guitar won't sound as Lians guitar when I bend at the 5th fret.
This is a problem for me with some of the other metal-lessons too. ohmy.gif

When I bend, It doesn't sound like my guitar "screams" correctly.
I tried turning up my amp, turning up the gain controls, different sounds on my board.
It all sounds like a plain boring bend, how do I get the real metal sound?
Any tricks?


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post Nov 10 2008, 08:03 PM
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Try using vibrato with your bends.... It's all in the wrists.
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post Nov 10 2008, 08:08 PM
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Also try to rake the strings before the bend. Something like this:


e----------------------------
b--------15b17---------------
g------x---------------------
d----x-----------------------
a--x-------------------------
e----------------------------


That makes your guitar scream, too.

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post Nov 10 2008, 08:12 PM
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Try hitting the note hard with your pick at an angle.
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post Nov 10 2008, 08:18 PM
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It's a pinch harmonic you are after, as far as I can hear. Due to just having made dinner (and having to eat it in front of the TV), I am unable to explain about this right now. I am sure, however, that if you search around for it either in the lesson section or the forum, you can find some help on this very topic.


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post Nov 10 2008, 08:18 PM
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are you familiar with artifical harmonics?

Can you play those other places?

Is your string action fairly high?


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post Nov 10 2008, 08:20 PM
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I don't know ecxactly what you mean, but I'd guess same as fatb0t...So, sounds like you need vibrato on those bends.


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post Nov 10 2008, 08:48 PM
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I just found a lesson on Pinch Harmonics.

I'll pratice that. And you're right I think my vibrato-technique could be better.
It's all over the guitar, not only 5th fret.

Thank you all for your help.


(If it doesn't help I'll blame on my cheap guitar)

Yeeeeeeees!

I can already do it. Just needed some simple basic info.
I'm not saying I'm a pro now, but atleast I can make the scream/squealy sound biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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post Nov 10 2008, 08:49 PM
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That's right, those are pinch harmonics, a whole new technique. Lian does a pinch harmonic and then applies heavy vibrato. Practice harmonics and vibrato separately and then combine the two.

First, try harmonics on higher strings, it's a bit more difficult on the bass strings.

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post Nov 10 2008, 08:50 PM
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If you are talking about this (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-guitar/epic-metal-rhythm-guitar/) lesson, then there is not a single bend in it, so you must be referring to pinch harmonics. They can be tricky to get down, but it's definetly worth it, so my advice is o practice that and keep practicing it untill you get them down. There shouldn't be a problem to get them down on a cheap guitar, but they get louder if you have more gain on your amp, but your goal should be to make them shound properly on a clean channel or an acoustic guitar (allthough they obviously won't really scream, but it's a good indication of the fact that you've got the technique down properly)


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post Nov 11 2008, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Nov 10 2008, 08:50 PM) *
If you are talking about this (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-guitar/epic-metal-rhythm-guitar/) lesson, then there is not a single bend in it, so you must be referring to pinch harmonics.


You're absolutely right. It is pinch harmonics I need to pratice!


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post Nov 11 2008, 01:49 PM
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Just to add, switch to bridge pickup while practicing artificial harmonics wink.gif


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post Nov 11 2008, 10:54 PM
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Here are a couple of cool lessons that can help you with pinched harmonics mate:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...inch-harmonics/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...inch-harmonics/


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post Nov 12 2008, 08:31 PM
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Thanks again smile.gif


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