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> Tapping, tapping sound settings?
post Mar 17 2011, 05:12 AM
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Any suggestions for helping your sound when tapping? More mids? Less mids? Gain? And learning to play clean helps also I'm sure .gotta work on that
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post Mar 17 2011, 09:05 AM
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Gain always helps, at least for me, the bigger the distortion/gain, less effort I need to make the tapping sound, and make it sustain much longer.

As for the EQ, not sure, I always have my stomps the same way, but I guess that if you are tapping on high strings increasing hiogh EQ would only help. Never thought of it really.

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post Mar 17 2011, 02:39 PM
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The biggest help is making sure you're doing the actual tapping properly.

I know it may sound basic, but if you're not tapping that sweet spot (this especially applies for the higher frets), or you're not applying the right amount of pressure to a tap, it's going to come out sounding rubbish. Also, check that your fretting hand is able to hammer-on and pull-off cleanly.

Check out Todd's most recent technique lesson. It deals with the fretting hand legato you need, and tapping:

Practicing with less gain will definately help. You could always cheat and just turn that up to 11, but that won't help you in the long run!

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