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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

I recently got a JEM7VWH and I've discovered that some pinch harmonics on the third string, are hard to get and fade out quickly. When I get a pinch harmonic on the 9th or 14th fret of the G string and use vibrato, the harmonic fades away. Is this just how EVOs are?, because I have EMG-HZ pickups in my Jackson and pinch harmonics are extremely easy to get and don't fade away quickly. Why are pinch harmonics crappy only on the third string?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 12:18 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

I've the same probleme on ly cheap yamaha at the ninth fret.
even the note(E) is weaker on the G string, but it's worst with the pinch harmonic.
I don't have evo in my guitar, but I this has more to do with set up of your guitar.
Can be a dead spot, not a lot of thing do if it's that. Some time tweaking the truss rod help.
A non even fret.
I don't think evo have probleme with the E frequency should be weird in a guitar
Anyway I not sure and professionel advices should be good in your situation
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 12:21 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

I'm kidding but I'm hoping a better set up will solve your problem the 7vwh is a so good looking guitar.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 04:26 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

This is the 3rd forum you posted this thing. Pick one.

BTW, I already replied to your post in the Jem forum.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 12:12 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

dimarzios are all very sensitive to height adjustments!
I had a dimarzio norton that at first did note get me all the pinch harmonics i wanted but then with some height experiments it was harmonicing all over the neck with ease

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 12:22 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

woah i thought it was easy to do pinch harmonics on an infinity 1 pup


cant wait to get my dimarzios
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

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woah i thought it was easy to do pinch harmonics on an infinity 1 pup


cant wait to get my dimarzios
oh boy are you gonna be happy then!
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

Prolly a fret problem. Buzz will kill a pinch. Either that...or it's an excuse
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Prolly a fret problem. Buzz will kill a pinch. Either that...or it's an excuse
i agree also the players TECHNIQUE has a lot to do with the results of what a pup will or wont do
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

I don't know how this effects pinch harmonics on upper frets, but I gave the neck a little more bow by adjusting the truss rod and now I have no problem getting pinch harmonics on any part of the fret board. EVOs really scream!
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

never did get that problem with my ex jem7v though. It can pinch like mad, probably some setup problem or technique problem,.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 01:55 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

i just read the thread and have a little side question:

is it better to rise or lower a pickup in it's heigh to get good pinch harmonics? or is it more important on which high you adjust the strings?
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 02:21 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

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is it better to rise or lower a pickup in it's heigh to get good pinch harmonics?
It varies by which guitar/pup combo you have and also personal taste of course. I myself do not like the pups rasied up to close to the strings. That's a tone killer. Play around with it a bit and find a nice medium that suits you
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

It's not your Evo's , it's your technique. Pinch harmonics are possible even on my cheapo acoustic and that's got no pickups at all.

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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 02:58 PM
 
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Re: EVO's and Pinch Harmonics

1. Technique

2. Setup

3. Pick shape

These three factors determine how well your guitar does pinch harmonics.
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