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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

Obviously my technique didn't change from guitar to guitar

The biggest difference was the pickups.

I'm a huge George Lynch fan. I think he could rival Zakk Wylde for screaming harmonics LOL!
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That's right, the JB and Custom are seriously good for this stuff and more. The Custom is an amazing pickup. One of my favourites right now.
Cool but I'm wondering if you are you referring to the custom 5 SH 14 or the the custom custom SH 11?
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Neither, I'm referring to the Custom, as I wrote.
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

Yes, the JB is pretty good for that stuff. Ironically, I have a little harder time with harmonics on my AT-1, which is somewhat modeled after the JB (Andy was a JB user). I can't exactly come out and say it is harder, because I use a lot less gain since then. But I know that the V8, seemed to really 'bleed' harmonics.

Other than that, I agree with the general consensus of this thread.
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Neither, I'm referring to the Custom, as I wrote.
ah yes, the SH-5 Custom...I was getting the Custom mixed up with the Custom Custom and the Custom 5...to many SD Custom names ;o)
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Well, that's interesting that Reb would say that.. I know if you listen to some of the metal guys such as Zakk Wylde, etc, you'll hear loads of harmonics. You can really make them scream with EMG's. I can at least and so can Zakk. He's the knig of Squeals..hehe..

I can usually get a squeal out of anything though that is loud enough it seems. Maybe just because I grew up listening to Zz Top, etc, and so I started playing that way. I use them a lot. I like that sound..
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The real king of Squealies was Dimebag. That man could pull of harmonics like no ones business. He could shred Harmonics. I saw a vid on youtube of him like last month shredding and going nuts with his squealies and man, that was the most picked harmonics I've heard in a long time.
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

The absolute best combo I've ever had for harmonics was my 1990 RG550, maple fretboard, with a FRED in the bridge position. I could just look at a note and make it squeal--I loved it. Since then, I've had a lot of guitars/pup combos, but have never really had pinch harmonics jump out quite as effortlessly.

Right now, my main guitars are RG1527's, one with a maple board, both with CrunchLab/Liquifire's in them. Pinch harmonics jump out pretty easily, but I still have to kinda work for them. Not nearly as effortless as what I described with my old 550.

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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

Out of all the Dimarzios I own, I'd say the FRED.
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Out of all the Dimarzios I own, I'd say the FRED.
Interesting... so maybe the FRED *is* better in this regard. We know how much Satch loves his harmonics, so I wonder if the Mo' Joe has the same properties.
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Interesting... so maybe the FRED *is* better in this regard. We know how much Satch loves his harmonics, so I wonder if the Mo' Joe has the same properties.
Isn't a Mo Joe supposed to be the same as a Fred but with more output?
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

boosting the gain helps a lot with getting strong harmonic overtones. Zakk Wylde mentions that in some of his guitar instruction clips that are on YouTube.
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

I find the MoJoe requires little to no effort for harmonics, but for best (higher quality?) I like the Crunch Lab. To me the MoJoe's harmonics sound kinda thin and will squeal in your ears, but the CL will squeal in your whole head because it seems more pronounced and full sounding. However these are in two modestly different guitars (hardtail SZ720 vs. RG520 with OE), so who knows for sure.
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Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?

In my point of view,the sh6 was very good
the sh4 too
emg are so easy to give harmonics
the fred does the job too
even strat pickups are good if we know how to use these pickups
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you need a humbucker and a good drive/distortion, but yeah technique is most important, remember %70 of the sound comes from your hands and body
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you need a humbucker and a good drive/distortion, but yeah technique is most important, remember %70 of the sound comes from your hands and body
Yeah and the other 30% from God, electronics have nothing to do with sound.
We should stop buying pups, amps, effects etc.
Everybody who say that usually has a terrible tone, they should exchange their hands and bodies.
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