Re: Pickups for best/easiest artificial harmonics?
This is my question on pinch harmonics. I have an ibanez rg 570, basswood body, maple neck with bubinga, rosewood fingerboard and Edge trem. The guitar came with a dimarzio tone zone in the bridge. The pinch harmonics worked well with that but the low end was a little too flubby for me.
I replaced the tone zone with a duncan distortion. The pickup has great high output and tone, but it's much more difficult to get a wide variety of squealing pinch harmonics and when I do pinch harmonics they don't and they revert back to the natural string . The pinch harmonics die out and don't sustain.
Is it the pickup, the basswood body, or? If you think it's the pickup, what other pickups would you recommend for zakk Wylde screamin pinch harmonics? I use them a lot.
Also, my technique is good.
I also have an ibanez rgt42fm with stock inf2 pickup in the bridge position. It's a rather low gain pickup and doesn't sound nearly as good as the duncan distortion but I can get screamin harmonics all day long.
I have a problem with the rgt because the trem system isn't very good and doesn't stay in tune. That's why I switched to the rg550 with the edge trem system.
Back to the problem with my rg550 and problem with pinch harmonics. Is it the pickup, guitar or ?
Please let me know your thoughts and ideas.