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post May 21 2016, 10:17 PM
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Hi dear instructors

can you give us some whammy bar use lesson ?

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post May 22 2016, 07:59 PM
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Hey Laurent,

You can find great whammy -lessons all over the site. Just to name a few :

Ben : Vai-olation
Piotr : Instrumental rock
Check out : Nocturnal vision. Awesome whammy-playing by Kris!!!

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post May 22 2016, 10:17 PM
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thkx guy !

Laurent

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about Ben : Vai-olation, no whammy...

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i do not find any lesson about whammy...... a complet lesson around it, and who explain how to...

Laurent

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post May 23 2016, 09:09 AM
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Yes the lessons we have provide practical examples of whammy useage - which is a great way to learn.

I am not sure we have a more tutorial based lesson around whammy usage though, that's a cool suggestion.


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post May 23 2016, 06:31 PM
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Yes Kris, and you seem to have a good mastering of this device, like Todd....

a lesson about how to use the Whammy bar in the right way ? because i only use it to turn the meat over the BBQ !

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post May 23 2016, 07:33 PM
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Well thanks! smile.gif The good news is that there is no correct way to use the whammy bar to be honest. As long as it sounds good, then you are doing it right smile.gif Some folks use it for vibrato, some folks (like me) use it for dive bombs. It comes down to you and what you want to get from the whammy.

Here is a vid of me doing some harmonic dive bombs (ala Dimebag). It's a close angle so you can see my whammy technique smile.gif I'm using a indonesian Rick Hanes guitar with cheap duncan designed pickups. So this technique should work on even very cheap guitars. Just pull off with your right hand and touch a natural harmonic (5th/7th/10th fret etc.) and whammy!




What do you want to do with the whammy? Anything specific or certain things you'd like to see a demo of?

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Yes Kris, and you seem to have a good mastering of this device, like Todd....

a lesson about how to use the Whammy bar in the right way ? because i only use it to turn the meat over the BBQ !

Laurent


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post May 23 2016, 07:45 PM
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Hi Todd

Yes learning how to do dive bomb, or other whammy technics

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post May 23 2016, 07:50 PM
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Cool smile.gif Take a close look at this video then. It shows a close up of dive bombing. The description on the youtube page gives step by step instructions too. Here they are wink.gif

STEP 1: "Flick" (hammer/pull) the G string
STEP 2: DIVE the whammy bar
STEP 3: Lightly touch the fret on a natural harmonic (5th, 7th, etc.)
STEP 4: Whammy to taste



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Hi Todd

Yes learning how to do dive bomb, or other whammy technics

cheers

Laurent



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post May 23 2016, 08:56 PM
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seem easy !!!

i'll try tomorow !

Cheers

Laurent

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