Show Me Your Riffs

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  1. LRT#1

    LRT#1 Well-Known Member

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    Them pinch harmonics tend to trip me up I get them occasionally but when I really want them well guess I try to hard
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    About 5 years ago I pot a 16 penny nail through the top of my right index finger, it had issues for a bit and some times I had to straighten it out with my left hand
    it has a funky twist to it now, and pinch harmonics just come off like nothing, I don’t recommend this mod to anyone, but I seem to be able to do them at will, lol
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Thank you kindly sir :cheers:
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know, but my hands were doing something anyway hah!
     
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    LRT#1 Well-Known Member

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    Do wish the dummer had been there. My poor little PA was working it's ass off. Good portion of the time couldn't hear but one thump if that.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I still haven't changed my strings yet. I dug out one of my 1912 cab's (not sure which one, either the V30 or H30)

    I threw up a couple mic's & put one on the floor a few ft away...

    just that little harmony piece from that thing I'm working on:

    https://vocaroo.com/i/s1hpu1Z2FZMP

    I hooked up my JMD:1.

    So, it's Hamer Sunburst >> JMD:1 >> 1912

    3 mic's

    all Sennheiser:

    421 just off center of voice coil
    MK4 by edge of speaker
    Mk4 on the floor about 4ft away. The cab is on top of my AVT112 cab

    the stereo effect is made by blending the 2 MK4 mic's w/ a M/S decoder...
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I pretty much get them at will, if the guitar has decent strings, the amp has ample harmonics it's self...
     
  8. LRT#1

    LRT#1 Well-Known Member

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    That's coming together just in time for Halloween
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I should have did a little something, but, I just stuffed that 1912 w/ some polyfill. It sounds a lot tighter & bigger bass. It has the V30 in it, from a Bugera cab...

    After I change my strings, I'll have to do a demo, recording w/ & w/o the polyfill, trying to get the mic's pretty exact...
     
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    Yes, all the way to the dying gorilla:monkey: at the end.:hbang:
     
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    I was going to add, a couple things are to choke up on the pick. Also, palm muting can achieve some sort of the same effect.

    I've seen others do it, but Jake E Lee used to wear his baggy long sleeves & let them rest on the string, while picking to get some cool harmonic tones.

    One thing is, there are a lot of different harmonic spots throughout the scale. Think of the 5th, 7th , 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th frets.

    There's more harmonic spots over by the pickups, that coincide w/ the same positions on the fretboard.

    Do a hammer on trill, on open E string, hammering & pulling off the 3rd fret G note. Then, do a palm mute, softly on the strings & slide your right (pick) hand towards the fretboard, while doing the trill.

    Do it slow & find the spots that seem to have greater harmonics. Now, do your pinch harmonics. Try those spots, where the mute slide seemed to stand out. Then, wile picking, try moving up/down & listen to how the pinch harmonics change, depending on where you pick. Once again, you'll find some that are more harmonically charged.

    Another thing I do sometimes is when bending a string, I'll hold the pinched pick next to the string & bend the string past the pick & it seems to get a nice harmonic...

    Anyway, stuff to try...
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Here's something a little different that I did with my grandpa's Dobro




     
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    We've gone all acoustic.
     
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    Nice.

    12 string?
     
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    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Its just the one in the photo with reverb to sound like I'm somewhere posh instead of my junky room.
     
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    What photo? :photos:
     
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    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    Pardon Me. _K3A6777.jpg
     
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    Something that needs to be refined, and played a bit more fluidly
     
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    Wrote this sometime back...backing track credit to someone out there on the internet!!

     
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    Very cool piece, thanks for sharing your work brother!
    Cheers Mitch
     

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