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    I saw a thread on like page 30something last night on it but can't find it now. How do you do it??

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    I'm assuming you're talking about the part after the solo where they repeat the intro riff before heading into the last verse.

    Rest the outside of your palm (some people extend their pinky as well, making a longer surface area) along the strings near the bridge, as if you were muting them (which is essentially what you're doing), and as you begin a flurry of pulloffs with your frethand on the G and D strings (I usually pull off 4th fret-2nd fret-open string), move your pick hand up the strings towards hte neck and back. This changes the tone of the harmonics. The key is to pull off your notes strongly, and keep a light, even pressure on the strings with your pickhand palm/fingers.

    Ed uses this a lot, especially in his live solos. You can also hear it during the intro and end of "Sucker In a Three Piece".

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    you pretty much nailed the harmonic thing wolfman, good job. One thing that I have noticed is that Eddie tends to use the "A" string whenever he does it. Not every time, but most of the time. The beauty of this technique is that it sounds like you're doing a lot more than you really are. I swear, every cool sound that you can do on the guitar, as far as neat noises go, Eddie has already done it. Peace.......
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    Seems to work best on the "A" string. You have to have your volume and/or gain pretty loud to make it really ring nice. I actually use a lot, it's a cool technique.
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    You guys do it on the "A" string? I always do it on the "G", I get the best results from that sting.

    Speaking of, do you guys find yourself putting the "Hook" in a riff on the "G" string? I seem to always do that, and im trying hard to break from it. Any suggestions, short of removing the string for a period of time.

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    Originally posted by willy4pres:

    Speaking of, do you guys find yourself putting the "Hook" in a riff on the "G" string? I seem to always do that, and im trying hard to break from it. Any suggestions, short of removing the string for a period of time.
    Can't help you there, I'm a "G" string nut myself. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Sometimes for me, getting out of a "rut" or repeating myself when it comes to riffage can be a bit of a head ache. It's human nature to play what you know. It's comfortable, and it's safe. One thing for me is skipping strings. when coming up with new riffs. A very impressive riff or lick to practice with is to play starting with the low "E"string, pick the low e open, one downstroke, then next hammer to the 5th fret, and then hammer again to the 7th fret. Next skip on to the "D" string and do the same thing. Then go and do the same thing on the "A" string, and then do the same thing on the "G" string. Make sure thatyou've got some good Eddieness coming out of your amp as far as tone is concerned. It will sound really good with some good distortion coming from your amp. Try to make sure that you play these licks with a muted type thing goin on with your right hand. And pick each string just one time and the rest is hammered on. Pick the 1st open string, and then the other two are hammered on. Play em fast, but make sure each note is clean and articulate. Better to play it slow at first getting it right and then bulid up to speed. This is one of the things that I have done in the past to try and mix things up a bit, and get something cool a going that doesn't sound like I'm repeating myself. Rock on brother.......
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