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how does he do it?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by zach, May 13, 2006.

  1. zach


    Apr 28, 2006
    jax beach
  2. Very staccato plucking
  3. To do that, release the pressure from your left hand finger right after you pluck each note. This will mute each note after it is played.

    plus, he could be using an effect like the tab said. However, the sound he is getting seems to be coming more from the way he is playing it rather than the effect
  4. Nooco


    May 4, 2006
    what? The llink does not work I guess
  5. It was a tab for the song "21st Century" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers new album
  6. Nooco


    May 4, 2006
    Oh, I think you just need to mute the note. Like, when you play the string, then instantly mute it with another finger. Or I think it goes so or something...
  7. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Wow, I like that line. Really old nintendo game-ish.
  8. I really think that he is using an effect... he has had that same sound on other songs as well... such as "Sir Psyco Sexy"
  9. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    The tab is wrong. He plays the little "875" line, or whatever, on the D string - that makes a big difference in the sound as well as the ease of muting.
    He's using an old jazz bass with 30-year old flatwound strings.

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