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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-2014, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Viberato question


I'm just an average player trying to get better and for the longest time I've been wondering about some of the viberato i hear from varies songs and wondering how it was done to create a such different sound.

One of the more obvious example is Megadeth - Lucretia, during the solo at 2:50, marty friedman does this viberato on the 15th fret of 3rd string, it sounds so wicked, maybe he used something like a flanger pedal just for that one note?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2014, 06:45 AM
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Re: Viberato question


No, there’s no effect doing that, just his fingers.
Friedman does mainly two different types of vibrato in that solo.
The first is a very fast wriggling of the string; I do this a lot.
It gives a little whammy effect; Zack Wyld does this too.
The other is when Marty starts step low, out of key.
It sounds like a Wah the way he does it.
He does the bend evenly so you hear the note come up into key and the wriggles it.
It’s a cool technique.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2014, 10:16 PM
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Re: Viberato question

Marty Friedman has a very refined technique. This video is pretty cool, he shows the way he thinks:
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 01:40 PM
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Re: Viberato question

Sebastian, I think the second type is also the one used by Yngwie and Dimebag Darrell, which is to move the whole wrist instead of just the fretting finger. Wicked!
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