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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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what is flutter?

i didn't know where to post this, so i put it here. i feel like a complete noob, but i dont know what trem "flutter" is :/ anyone care to enlighten me? lol i feel really stupid asking questions like this :P
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 04:54 AM
 
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Re: what is flutter?

it's that strange, quick vibration almost chirpy sound that happens when you slap/pull-release on a floating trem.
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oh ok, thanks
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 05:57 AM
 
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'Flutter' is a cross between Flora and butter

Seriously, look on youtube for 'for the love of god' by Vai and when he get's to the end of the flurry of notes in the main solo, you'll see him fling his arm back and rub across the whammy very quickly. That makes the trem vibrate, thus creating the flutter sound.

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Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lb9h...eature=related

Play close attention between 3:52-3:57
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Re: what is flutter?

Check out Andy LaRocque's guitar solo at 2:10 at the song "Trapped in a corner". That's a great example of a fludder.

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=gs0GELZ7bOY

I don't like Death Metal, but Andy is an amazing guitarist with a complete own style imo. That solo is in my book one of the best ever. He truly makes his guitar howl

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sweet. thanks guys
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Re: what is flutter?

I suppose technically its the springs fighting the string tension and overshooting until balance is acheived... (critical damping anyone?)

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Check out Andy LaRocque's guitar solo at 2:10 at the song "Trapped in a corner". That's a great example of a fludder.

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=gs0GELZ7bOY

I don't like Death Metal, but Andy is an amazing guitarist with a complete own style imo. That solo is in my book one of the best ever. He truly makes his guitar howl
I love Death and Andy LaRocque. Some of Andy's solo's with King Diamond are pure killer!
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I suppose technically its the springs fighting the string tension and overshooting until balance is acheived... (critical damping anyone?)
Yeah exactly
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: what is flutter?

ide love to help, but what exactly are we talking about?!

a flutter sound is a trill isnt it? :S

and the noise u make by causing the trem to "traumatize" would best be desribed as a gargle, no?

Steve vai has a really cool section on his site about these weird noises
http://www.vai.com/LittleBlackDots/84/weird_noises.html

enjoy, and happy holidays
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