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Harmonics

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by merdenoms2590, Jan 17, 2006.


  1. merdenoms2590

    merdenoms2590

    Apr 30, 2005
    Today i messed around with harmonics for the first time ever....well not ever but more then just like one or two, i just messed around for a while. It sounds so awesome, but any tricks on gettin better sounding harmonics towards the lower end of the neck?
     
  2. WalterBush

    WalterBush

    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    A very, very, very light touch, and pluck right next to the bridge with your pluckin' hand. Precise finger placement becomes more important the closer you get to the nut, as well.
     
  3. You might want to pluck with your nails for some of the high ones.
     
  4. Kroy

    Kroy

    Jan 19, 2006
    Turning off your neck pickup will help too.
     
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    +1. Besides, if your amp has a "mid contour" button, turn it off. Mid scooping is harmonics' #1 enemy.
     
  6. I have no idea how to play harmonics... Can somone tell me please? I am completly clueless... whats a pinch? natural? artificial harmonic? Thanks
     
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  8. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    YES!