Re: Why does X guitar scream high notes better then Y
The amount of variables is unending. Guitar setup,amp,effects playing style,volume, etc..
Alot of times the players are using a wah to roll off low end and jack up treble on those notes.Volume pedal would do much the same thing if you opened it up full on for those notes you wanted to leap out. Also pick attack is huge some players hit super super hard to get added oomph,squeals,artificial harmonics, rakes. I know I saw Shawn Lane and he picked the hardest of anyone I have ever seen you could hear the pick hitting the strings even at relatively high volumes,a great part of why his legato was so nice one pick was alot of power to carry on the next 5 hammer ons and pull offs.Slash and Zakk Wylde use the wah for that same effect you are talking about making those high notes leap out.Zakk picks very hard as well.Trying using technique to get some of it and if that dont work try a wah pedal.Nice tone and a good amp always help as well.A compressor would help as well good idea Linux. Some other technique ideas to get some added zip finger pick in the octave of the note you want to stand out,instead of just playing the high E at the 12th fret add in the B string at the 15th fret and bend it to match the E then vibrato and use that added tone for more weight and variety,same idea on the G and the B strings bend the G to match the note you were gonna play by itself on the B just adds a little more weight to it.Picking is huge also use the edge of the pick rake a bit hit extra hard.You could also use your tone control start out with it like on 3 and when the part you want to jump out comes up go to like 11 with it adding treble high end,same applies to the volume knob, you could also start the solo with the neck pickup and switch to the bridge for the higher notes you want to jump out. Good Luck I'm sure you will figure it out.
Last edited by corpraider69; 05-01-2011 at 01:56 PM.