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Jak
post Mar 29 2015, 04:13 AM
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When playing with heavy distortion, I find it difficult to get a clean sound without any unwanted noise. I try to use the my palm of my right hand to mute the upper strings and my fretting hand to mute the lower strings but i still cant play cleanly. Especially when playing a long run there is a lot of noise coming from fretting and unfretting the note i want to play and moving my hand around in general. what are some tips you guys have for cleaning up the sound when playing with distortion? Is this just something that comes naturally after playing for a while with distortion?
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post Mar 29 2015, 06:56 AM
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When playing with heavy distortion, I find it difficult to get a clean sound without any unwanted noise. I try to use the my palm of my right hand to mute the upper strings and my fretting hand to mute the lower strings but i still cant play cleanly. Especially when playing a long run there is a lot of noise coming from fretting and unfretting the note i want to play and moving my hand around in general. what are some tips you guys have for cleaning up the sound when playing with distortion? Is this just something that comes naturally after playing for a while with distortion?


Maybe you have too much distortion? does your guitar make lots of noise even when you're not playing? like feedback etc?
could also be your technique might not be clean enough yet or you might have to adjust if you've only played clean tones before.
If it's none of those try using a noise supressor but it'll still make noise if your technique is lacking what it's needed. Lastly i'd suggest the sock aroudn the fretboard lol I only use those if i'm doing a lot of string skipping taps. Mostly try to play it slow clean without noise if that's possible to do then it's the technique that's slipping from the speed which just means to practice more! smile.gif hope it helps


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post Mar 29 2015, 08:15 AM
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Have a look at this https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Dealing-With-Distortion/
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post Mar 29 2015, 11:20 AM
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Could you film [a close-up of] your playing? This should allow us to give you good feedback.


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post Mar 29 2015, 01:00 PM
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this sometimes can be a long , slow process.For me, i have to take it slow ,one note at a time.Play your first 2 notes and see if there is any noise,if there is , you need to slow it down till you can examine what is creating that noise and then play it slow enough that you can change what you are doing to get rid of it. Of course it might not be your first 2 notes , but where ever the problem is , this is how you will handle it, and this is like any technique, once you start it will be slow, but you will get better and faster at hearing and fixing your noises until it will almost be like you are not thinking about it.

If this is a problem with your gear creating your noises , forget everything i just said huh.gif
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